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And the nominees for the 2019 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Award are...

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A total of 16 libraries from all over the world applied to be considered for this international award. The many applicants have now been reduced to four shortlisted libraries, one of which will be named the world’s best new public library for 2019.

The shortlisted libraries have been selected by an international jury consisting of members from relevant sections of International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), which supports the award in partnership with the sponsor, Systematic. 

The shortlisted libraries are:

  • Green Square Library and Plaza (Australia)
  • Bibliotheek LocHal (Netherlands)
  • Oodi Helsinki Central Library (Finland)
  • Tūranga – Christchurch Central Library (New Zealand)

Further details about the shortlisted libraries is available on our blog.

The winner of the 2019 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year will be selected from among these four nominees. The Award is an annual prize given to a public library that is either newly built or set up in premises not previously used for library purposes.

The Public Library of the Year Award is accompanied by a USD 5,000 prize, sponsored by Systematic.

The winner of the 2019 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year will be announced during the IFLA Annual Congress, which will take place on 27 August in Athens Greece.

Vote Library: Final Day of the 2019 European Elections

IFLA - კვი, 26/05/2019 - 11:23

Today, voters in most European Union Member States will choose who will represent them for the coming five years in the European Parliament. Their choices will have an impact, not least on libraries.

The European elections will see a set of 751 people elected from 28 Member States. They will have a decisive role in selecting the new President of the European Commission, and in amending and approving legislation.

In the past five years, new rules around copyright, the importation of cultural heritage, accessibility, and open access have all been on the agenda. The next five will see major budget dossiers agreed, as well as further reviews and reforms on issues closely related to libraries.

IFLA, working with EBLIDA, Public Libraries 2020, LIBER and SPARC Europe, created the Library Manifesto for Europe in order to identify priorities for libraries and their users.

This highlighted six areas – access to information, internet access and digital skills, open science, heritage preservation, sustainable development, and Europe’s role in the world.

In each of these areas, Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will be able to shape laws, policies and practices.

Five of the six biggest European political parties have responded to this Manifesto, each underlining how they plan to support the work of libraries in each of these areas.

At the national level, library associations have translated the Manifesto, and engaged with parties and politicians, with some providing their own responses to the questions raised.

These responses will not only help voters decide how to choose in the elections, but will be a reference point for libraries and those who care about them in the coming years.

Read the responses received on our publications page.

Tracking Progress, Underlining Potential: Launch of the 2019 Development and Access to Information Report

IFLA - ხუთ, 23/05/2019 - 22:37

IFLA today launched the 2019 edition of the Development and Access to Information report, on the occasion of the President’s Meeting in Buenos Aires.

  The DA2I Report 2019 is now available for download
 

The United Nations 2030 Agenda, agreed by all Member States in 2015, sets out a roadmap towards a richer, fairer, more sustainable world. The Agenda underlines the importance of access to information.

Yet to ensure these goals are achieved, it is essential to monitor the performance of member states and of regions, and to share good ideas for implementation. 

This is the objective of the Development and Access to Information Report, produced by IFLA in partnership with the Technology and Social Change Group at the University of Washington (TASCHA).

Uneven Progress Towards Access

The report focuses firstly on the evidence of the different dimensions of access to information, in the context of the UN 2030 Agenda. This reflects the fact that while internet access is increasingly essential, people also need skills to use information, the freedom to express themselves, and a favourable social and cultural context.

It stresses that there is much still to do. While internet access and education levels are improving, this is not the case everywhere. 

Meanwhile, the gender digital divide – the gap between the share of women and the share of men online – is growing, as is the number of countries where people do not enjoy fundamental freedoms.  

The Library Factor

The report also highlights the difference that libraries can make in each of the dimensions of access to information. 

Drawing on examples from IFLA’s Library Map of the World, it stresses how libraries can support learning and inclusion, and improve the effectiveness of government policies through ensuring beneficiaries know about them. 

They are also key to ensuring the governments and parliaments can make the best decisions for the benefit of others. 

Speaking at the launch, IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner said:

I am convinced that there is a space for libraries in the world envisioned by the UN 2030 Agenda. Not just that there can be a space, but that there must be. We cannot achieve the SDGs without libraries.

Expert Perspectives on Access

Finally, it includes five guest chapters from experts outside of the library field, focusing on five of the Sustainable Development Goals in focus in 2019. 

These explore how libraries and access to information contribute to adult education, job-searching and entrepreneurship, as well as reducing inequalities, tackling climate change, and civic engagement. 

But they also highlight the challenges, and in particular the need to think hard about what information is shared and how. 

We encourage anyone dedicated to achieving the SDGs to read and draw on the report in their work. 

For more details, visit the DA2I website

Webinar: Open Knowledge Maps

eifl licensing news - ხუთ, 23/05/2019 - 18:14

Librarians, researchers and students are invited to join this EIFL webinar about Open Knowledge Maps, an interface that searches databases for research and presents search results visually, in the form of knowledge maps.

The knowledge maps provide an instant overview of a topic by showing the main areas researched at a glance, and papers related to each area. Papers found are clustered together into similar topics.

Webinar: Open Knowledge Maps

EIFL-OA news and events - ხუთ, 23/05/2019 - 18:14

Librarians, researchers and students are invited to join this EIFL webinar about Open Knowledge Maps, an interface that searches databases for research and presents search results visually, in the form of knowledge maps.

The knowledge maps provide an instant overview of a topic by showing the main areas researched at a glance, and papers related to each area. Papers found are clustered together into similar topics.

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Webinar: Open Knowledge Maps

EIFL - FOSS news - ხუთ, 23/05/2019 - 18:14

Librarians, researchers and students are invited to join this EIFL webinar about Open Knowledge Maps, an interface that searches databases for research and presents search results visually, in the form of knowledge maps.

The knowledge maps provide an instant overview of a topic by showing the main areas researched at a glance, and papers related to each area. Papers found are clustered together into similar topics.

Webinar: Open Knowledge Maps

EIFL news and events - ხუთ, 23/05/2019 - 18:14

Librarians, researchers and students are invited to join this EIFL webinar about Open Knowledge Maps, an interface that searches databases for research and presents search results visually, in the form of knowledge maps.

The knowledge maps provide an instant overview of a topic by showing the main areas researched at a glance, and papers related to each area. Papers found are clustered together into similar topics.

Ministros de Cultura y representantes de América Latina y el Caribe se comprometen con las bibliotecas como motores del cambio

IFLA - ოთხ, 22/05/2019 - 20:21

Los Ministros de Cultura y sus representantes de 12 países de América Latina y el Caribe reafirmaron hoy su compromiso con la Agenda 2030 de la ONU, y con el poder de las bibliotecas y el acceso a la información para lograrla, mediante la firma de la Declaración de Buenos Aires.

El Foro de Ministros de Cultura de América Latina y el Caribe, celebrado en el Congreso de la Nación Argentina, permitió a los ministros y sus representantes compartir información sobre las bibliotecas de sus países, sus contribuciones al desarrollo sostenible y sus planes para el futuro.

Al dar la bienvenida a los participantes, la Presidenta de la IFLA, Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, recordó a los participantes el lema de su presidencia - Motores de cambio - y subrayó la diferencia que las bibliotecas pueden hacer, para muchas personas, de muchas maneras.

El Secretario General de la IFLA, Gerald Leitner, hizo hincapié ante los ministros en el poder que tienen en sus manos, y en la necesidad de garantizar que tanto ellos como las bibliotecas sean incluidos plenamente en los planes nacionales de desarrollo.

La Declaración reitera la importancia de la Agenda 2030 de las Naciones Unidas, la necesidad de acceso a la información para lograrla y la forma en que las bibliotecas pueden contribuir. Incluye compromisos para apoyar los sistemas de bibliotecas a nivel nacional, promover la colaboración y aprobar leyes a nivel nacional y mundial.

Participaron ministros y representantes de Argentina, Aruba, Brasil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, España, Granada, Jamaica, México, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Puerto Rico, República Dominicana y Uruguay.

La IFLA está muy agradecida a la Secretaría de Cultura de Argentina, a la Biblioteca del Congreso de la Nación, a la Biblioteca Nacional Mariano Moreno, al Gobierno de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires y a todos los patrocinadores que hicieron posible este evento.

Lea la Declaración de los Ministros de Cultura de América Latina y el Caribe

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Ministers of Culture and Representatives from Latin America and the Caribbean Commit to Libraries as Motors of Change

IFLA - ოთხ, 22/05/2019 - 16:03

Today, Ministers of culture and their representatives from 12 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean affirmed their commitment to the UN 2030 Agenda, and to the power of libraries and access to information to achieve it, by signing the Buenos Aires Declaration.

The Forum of Ministers of Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean, held at the Congress of the Argentine Nation, saw the Ministers and their representatives share information about libraries in their countries, their contributions to sustainable development, and their plans for the future.

Welcoming participants, IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón reminded participants of the theme of her presidency – Motors of Change – and underlined the difference that libraries can make, for so many people, in so many ways.

IFLA Secretary-General Gerald Leitner stressed to the ministers of the power they had in their hands, and made the case for ensuring that they – and libraries – are included fully in national development plans.

The Declaration reiterates the importance of the UN 2030 Agenda, the need for access to information in order to achieve it, and how libraries can contribute. It includes commitments to supporting library systems nationally, promoting collaboration, and passing laws, nationally and globally.

Ministers and representatives participated from Argentina, Aruba, Brazil, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Grenada, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, Uruguay.

IFLA is very grateful to the Secretary of Culture of Argentina, the Library of Congress, the National Library Mariano Moreno, the City of Buenos Aires, and to all of the sponsors who made this event possible.

Read the Declaration of the Ministers of Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean

Executive Guide on Digital Preservation released

IFLA - სამ, 21/05/2019 - 16:49

​Digital records are vital assets of any organisation, and their preservation is the responsibility of managers and decision makers at all levels. The Executive Guide on Digital Preservation is intended to assist in convincing senior managers, government officials, and policy- and decision-makers of the importance of preserving their digital assets.

The development of the guide by Digital Preservation Coalition (DPC) was supported by the UNESCO Memory of the World (MoW) Programme and the MoW PERSIST project and its Policy Working Group, with its focus on the sustainability of the knowledge society.

 

Using the Guide, practitioners can tailor and customise the message about digital preservation to their specific situation in a language that senior executives and decision-makers can understand and in a way that they can act upon. For example, the Guide describes the key motivators for digital preservation and the related risks and opportunities.

The Executive Guide is community led, open to all and free to use. Users are encouraged to both use it and contribute to it, as the Guide is intended to be an evolving document. The Guide is currently published in English. UNESCO is planning to make it available in other languages

Read the Guide on digital Preservation here and learn how to inform senior members and others about the relevance and importance of digital preservation.


 

 

Preserving and Promoting the Igbo Language in Libraries

IFLA - სამ, 21/05/2019 - 12:33

2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Languages. IFLA has been celebrating and promoting the year, sharing stories of libraries from all over the world, which are contributing to the safeguarding and promotion of indigenous languages and cultures.

Nkechi Sabina Udeze, Acting Director of Anambra State Library Board and Amaka Florence Nwofor, Senior Lecturer of Library and Information Science at Nnamdi Azikiwe University give us an insight into how they are working to preserve and promote the Igbo language in Nigeria.

Preserving the Igbo Language

The project by Anambra State Library (ANSLB) was born out of UNESCO’s 2016 warning that the Igbo language could become extinct by 2025, and following its participation in the Cultural Heritage contest run by the African Library & Information Associations & Institutions (AfLIA).

To preserve and promote the Igbo language, in 2018 the library created a cultural heritage corner in the headquarters of the Board with collected books and artifacts from communities through members of the Board.

The collection grew through strong advocacy and documented oral history records from students of the department of LIS, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. These records were made available by the lecturer leading on teaching Oral Tradition in the Department, Mrs Amaka Nwofor.

The ANSLB’s activities and programmes include presentations of Igbo language and culture such as drama, folklore, poetry, songs, reading, proverbs and riddles. The library preserves the Igbo language through engaging the younger generation to speak the Igbo language, and to make use of the books and electronic information resources.

The Library visits local communities, organises activities and programmes, and attends general meeting of Traditional Rulers. These Rulers have submitted historical records of their towns and advised others on how to do the same and make sure that their town’s history is preserved.

The Anambra State Broadcasting Station also hosts a radio show by the Acting Director of the ANSLB, Nkechi Udeze PhD. In her show she stresses that historical records should be translated into the Igbo language, while complementary copies and electronic versions should be brought to the cultural heritage corner of the ANSLB for preservation, documentation and dissemination.

The radio show has received great feedback, and listeners are commending this innovation geared towards checking the extinction of the endangered language and culture. As a result of this laudable project, more members of the communities are donating books and artifacts to support the preservation of the Igbo language and culture.

Fedora 6: Application-independent Storage to Ensure the Persistence of Digital Data Through Time

DSpace news - ორშ, 20/05/2019 - 23:39

The Fedora community has long been at the forefront of developing an open source repository framework that supports digital preservation efforts. Fedora 6 aims to integrate a standardized structure for persisting and delivering the essential characteristics of digital objects in Fedora with the emerging Oxford Common File Layout (OCFL) specification.  The OCFL defines a shared approach to file hierarchy for long-term preservation which describes an application-independent approach to the storage of digital information in a structured, transparent, and predictable manner. It is designed to promote long-term object management best practices within digital repositories.

Overview of Fedora 6 planned features:

  • Replace current Modeshape back-end
  • Implement the OCFL for persistence
  • Add a native, synchronous query interface
  • Improve performance and scale

Fedora 6 digital preservation enhancements are of interest to institutions because digital content stored with Fedora 6 will be transparently readable by both humans and machines, thereby making it accessible with or without Fedora. This application-agnostic approach to preservation is an essential characteristic of ensuring the persistence of digital data through time.

Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and Penn State have joined community efforts to support the development of Fedora 6 by increasing their Fedora membership contributions in 2019.  JHU is now a platinum member of DuraSpace in support of Fedora and Platinum member Penn State has contributed an additional $22,000 in support of Fedora for 2019.

Sayeed Choudhury, Associate Dean for Research Data Management; Hodson Director of the Digital Research and Curation Center, Johns Hopkins University, explains, “We are developing open infrastructure at Johns Hopkins including the Public Access Submission System or PASS (http://pass.jhu.edu/) and an updated data archive specifically designed for health sciences data. Additionally, we plan to migrate our digital collections from DSpace to Islandora 8. Our increased commitment to Fedora in terms of financial resources, software developers, and user feedback reflects its importance for each of these components of our evolving open infrastructure. Fedora 6’s increased support for preservation and migration are ideal next steps in terms of capabilities.”

 

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AVAILABLE NOW: DSpace 7 Preview Release

DSpace news - ორშ, 20/05/2019 - 17:16

See a preview of the new DSpace 7 UI

The first preview release of DSpace 7 is now available for download, testing, and feedback. Demo sites are also available for a preview of DSpace 7 features.

DSpace 7 brings to DSpace a single, modern user interface and REST API and integrates current technological standards and best practices. This new UI combines with the existing core backend of DSpace 6, resulting in a lean, responsive, next-generation repository.

The preview release provides a first look at many of the new features that make DSpace 7 the largest development effort in the history of the software:

  • New Angular UI that is modern, responsive, and built using a Bootstrap theme for easy customization.
  • A completely redesigned REST API that is self-documenting and human browsable.
  • Redesigned submissions and workflows featuring a one page submission process with a drag-and-drop interface, and automatic metadata extraction from common formats like PDFs.
  • Configurable entities, an optional new item type inspired by the DSpace-CRIS project that allows for complex linked relationships between items. DSpace 7 will include the option to implement this feature for two use cases popular with the DSpace community:
    • Journal Hierarchy: create and link objects for a Journal, Volume, Issue, Article, and Author
    • Faculty & Organizational Units: a lightweight, CRIS-like option to represent Projects, Faculty, Department/Unit, Publication, etc.

Configurable entities help to better align DSpace with Next Generation Repository recommendations related to Identifiers as well as alignment with OpenAIRE v4.

DSpace 7 builds on DSpace 6 to create a modern and future-focused repository. The backend restructuring from DSpace 6 is retained and combined with the features above to create a powerful repository designed to address current user needs and plan for future standards.  

DSpace 7 is the first version of DSpace to be developed using test-driven development practices designed to identify and address issues earlier in the development process and lead to more stable releases. It is also the first release to use a working group model for decisions related to design and development.

Blog Post Translations

Translations of this announcement are available in several languages for distribution to DSpace user groups around the world.

We need your help!

If you’re interested in testing and providing feedback on this preview release and future releases of DSpace 7, you may wish to view the recent webinar “DSpace Docker for Repository Managers: Running Any Version of DSpace from your Desktop.”

Aside from testing, other areas where all contributions are welcome:

Download the DSpace 7 Preview release

If you notice any bugs or issues with the Preview release, please report them immediately to our issue tracker: https://jira.duraspace.org/browse/DS

An enhanced Preview release is anticipated this summer, and the DSpace 7 Beta release and information about the DSpace 7 Testathon will be announced later this year. You can learn more at the DSpace 7 Release Status page.

A big thank you to the DSpace community for all the work that has led to this Preview release, particularly the DSpace 7 Working Group, Entities Working Group, DSpace Committers, and DSpace Leadership and Steering groups.

 

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Myanmar Universities’ Research Conference 2019

EIFL-OA news and events - ორშ, 20/05/2019 - 11:30

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, and Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, are to present a paper at the Myanmar Universities’ Research Conference 2019.

The theme of the conference, which takes place at the University of Yangon, is 'Nation Building through Quality Research and Innovation'.

 

კატეგორიები: თავისუფალი წვდომა

Myanmar Universities’ Research Conference 2019

EIFL - FOSS news - ორშ, 20/05/2019 - 11:30

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, and Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, are to present a paper at the Myanmar Universities’ Research Conference 2019.

The theme of the conference, which takes place at the University of Yangon, is 'Nation Building through Quality Research and Innovation'.

 

Myanmar Universities’ Research Conference 2019

EIFL news and events - ორშ, 20/05/2019 - 11:30

Rima Kupryte, EIFL Director, and Iryna Kuchma, EIFL Open Access Programme Manager, are to present a paper at the Myanmar Universities’ Research Conference 2019.

The theme of the conference, which takes place at the University of Yangon, is 'Nation Building through Quality Research and Innovation'.

 

VIVO Updates, May 19, 2019 — Leadership Group elections, Early bird conference registration deadline, Knowledge Graph conference, Books for VIVO

DSpace news - ორშ, 20/05/2019 - 01:04

Elections for Leadership Group  Each year, the VIVO Project holds elections as per its charter to name a new Leadership Group to begin July 1.  The Leadership selects it chair and vice chair, and names a Steering Group of its members.  The VIVO Leadership Group  sets the strategic direction for the project and is the primary governance group for the project.  The VIVO Steering Group assists the Leadership Group by preparing proposals and agendas and discussing operational issues as needed.

For more information on the elections see How are the VIVO Leadership and Steering Groups Formed?

Please consider serving on the VIVO Leadership Group!

Early bird conference registration deadline May 27  To get the lowest possible rate for registration at the VIVO conference, please register by the early bird deadline of May 27.  The conference will be held in Podgorica, Montenegro, September 4-6.  The organizers have received outstanding proposals and we expect to have a fabulous conference.  Your can register here:  http://bit.ly/2FWcRRt

The Local Organizing Committee has selected theHilton Hotelas our conference venue. You can also stay at the Hilton hotel where rates should be around 125 Euros per night. Alternatively, on-line sources such asbooking.comand similarweb-sitesoffer affordable luxury residential apartment accommodations located a short distance (3-5 blocks) from the conference center.

Knowledge Graph Conference Columbia University held its first 2019 Knowledge Graph Conference organized by the School of Professional Studies of Columbia University and chaired byFrançois Scharffe, May 7-8, 0219.  The conference brought together world experts to help people understand the benefits of knowledge graphs such as VIVO.  Juan Sequeda, who’s travel reports we have featured here before, was an invited speaker and produced another wonderful travel report of this important event.  Please see http://www.juansequeda.com/blog/2019/05/11/2019-knowledge-graph-conference-trip-report/

Books for VIVO  Every couple of months we post a suggestion for books to read related to VIVO.  This month we are recommending a classic on open source projects, Kurt Fogel’s Producing Open Source Software:  How to Run a Successful Free Software Project  The book is freely available on-line.  The chapters cover the main topics of an open source project such as VIVO.

Perhaps beach reading for your summer holiday/vacation.

Calls this week.  Looking to join a VIVO call?  All are welcome!  Call calendar is here:  http://bit.ly/vivo-calendar

Go VIVO!

Mike

Mike Conlon
VIVO Project Director

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Change Management Webinar in Academic Libraries - Recording and Slides

IFLA - პარ, 17/05/2019 - 13:35

The recording and slides from the IFLA ARL Webinar, The Future is a Moving Goal Post: Change Management in Academic Libraries, presented by Gulcin Cribb, University Librarian, Singapore Management University on 12 April, are now available here:

Recording

Slides
 

Results of election of IFLA Governing Board 2019-2021

IFLA - პარ, 17/05/2019 - 11:05

I am pleased to announce that following the recent IFLA Governing Board elections the 2019-2021 Governing Board to be led by incoming President Christine Mackenzie will comprise:

President-elect:

Barbara Lison (Germany)

Elected Members:
Name Number of votes 1.   Michael Dowling (United States of America) 2nd term 801 2.   Marwa El Sahn (Egypt) 2nd term 745 3.   Ai Cheng Tay (Singapore) 683 4.   Antonia Arahova (Greece) 2nd term 659 5.   Knud Schulz (Denmark) 2nd term 636 6.   Huanwen Cheng (China) 2nd term 635 7.   Torbjörn Nilsson (Sweden) 2nd term 611 8.   Minna von Zansen (Finland) 563 9.   Sueli Mara Soares Pinto Ferreira (Brazil) 2nd term 556     10. Jonathan Hernández-Pérez (Mexico) 539 10. Rocky Ralebipi-Simela (South Africa) 539     Franck Hurinville (France) 530 Maja Žumer (Slovenia) 470 Nafisah Binti Ahmad (Malaysia) 459 Ayub Khan (United Kingdom) 456 Diane Koen (Canada) 421 Janet Fletcher (New Zealand) 385 Tomasz Gruszkowski (Poland) 382 Silvia Stasselová (Slovakia) 268 Lisa Hinchliffe (United States of America) 266 Renaldas Gudauskas (Lithuania) 254 Vadim Duda (Russian Federation) 172

The elected members 1 – 9 in the table above are automatically elected. There is a tie for the 10th and final position on the Governing Board. In accordance with Rule 11.15 of IFLA’s Rules of Procedure and the Statutes dealing with elections, and on the advice of IFLA’s Parliamentarian and Expert on Rules and Procedures, Martyn Wade, a new election will be held between these candidates at the next meeting of the General Assembly on 28 August 2019 in Athens, Greece.

All IFLA Members eligible to vote will receive further information as part of the Convening Notice to be sent out in June 2019.

The total number of valid ballot papers received for the vacancies on the Governing Board were 387, a return rate of 38%. This represents 1647 votes, 47% of the possible total.

Ms N. van Schaverbeke and Ms A. Verheusen, the independent scrutineers, are satisfied that the above result is correct, following an accurate count of the ballot papers.

Ex-officio members of the Board will be:
  • Chair Professional Committee: Vicki McDonald, Australia
  • Chair Division I: Sonia Poulin, Canada
  • Chair Division II: Helen Vincent, United Kingdom
  • Chair Division III: Adjoa Boateng, United Kingdom
  • Chair Division IV: Catharina Isberg, Sweden
  • Chair Division V: Sanjay Kumar Bihani, India

The Chair of the Management of Library Associations Section will be elected in August at its Standing Committee meeting in Athens, Greece.

Board members will take office on 29 August 2019.

My congratulations to those elected and I would like to thank all candidates for their commitment to IFLA and willingness to participate in this way.

Gerald Leitner
Secretary General
17 May 2019

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