International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

IFLA is the international body for library associations and ALIA is an active member. The Association is represented by the ALIA President and/or a senior officer, at the annual World Library and Information Congress. Since 2016, there has been an Australian Caucus meeting, dinner or reception, organised by ALIA. Australian Caucus Terms of Reference 13 August 2016.

CURRENT IFLA PROJECTS

International Advocacy Programme

ALIA is a member of this program, along with 75 other countries, and we are committed to advocacy in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Library Map of the World

With input from other library organisations, ALIA has provided Australian data to the IFLA Library Map of the World project.

IFLA COMMITTEES

 ALIA is a member of the following sections:

  • Public Libraries (section 8)

  • School Libraries (section 11)

  • Bibliography (section 12)

  • Information Technology (section 21)

  • Education and Training (section 23)

  • Library Theory and Research (section 24)

  • Asia and Oceania (section 26)

  • Literacy and Reading (section 33)

  • Management and Marketing (section 34)

  • Management of Library Associations (section 40)

  • Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (section 43)

  • Indigenous Matters (section 50).

ALIA places on IFLA committees and sections:

  • Asia and Oceania section (2017-2021) Vicki McDonald, ALIA Fellow and former ALIA President

  • Bibliography section (2019-2023) Monika Szunejko, former ALIA Director

  • Continuing professional development and workplace learning section, Chair (2019-2023) Gillian Hallam, ALIA Fellow and former ALIA President

  • Copyright and other legal matters (CLM) advisory committee (2019-2021) Jessica Coates

  • Copyright and other legal matters (CLM) advisory committee, Expert adviser (2019-2021) Evelyn Woodberry, ALIA Fellow

  • Freedom of access to information and freedom of expression (FAIFE) advisory committee (2019-2021) Fiona Bradley

  • Governing Board of IFLA, President (2019-2021) Christine Mackenzie, ALIA Fellow and former ALIA President

  • Governing Board of IFLA, Professional Development committee, Chair (2019-2021) Vicki McDonald, ALIA Fellow and former ALIA President

  • Information technology section (2017-2021) Edmund Balnaves, former ALIA Director

  • Literacy and reading section (2019-2023) Jan Richards, ALIA Fellow and former ALIA President.

Representatives on these committees are self-funded.

Other ALIA Members hold formal positions with IFLA committees as a result of their personal or institutional membership of the international association. These include:

  • Academic and research libraries section, Information Coordinator (2017-2021) Jayshree Mamtora

  • Asia and Oceania section (2019-2023) Jayshree Mamtora

  • Copyright and other legal matters (CLM), elending subcommittee Chair, Margaret Allen, ALIA Fellow and former ALIA President

  • Governing Board of IFLA, Chair Division 1 (to August 2021) Jan Richards, ALIA Fellow and former ALIA President

  • Government libraries section (2017-2021) Brad Hinton

  • IFLA publicatins series editor, Janine Schmidt, ALIA Fellow

  • Library buildings and equipment section (2017-2021) Marian Morgan-Bindon, former ALIA Director

  • Library buildings and equipment section, Corresponding member (2019-2021) Margie Kirkness

  • Library buildings and equipment section, Corresponding member (2019-2021) Janine Schmidt, ALIA Fellow

  • Library buildings and equipment section (2019-2023) Philip Kent

  • Library services for multicultural populations section (2019-2023) Andrew Finegan

  • Library theory and research section, Library history special interest group, Convenor (2019-2021) Kerry Smith, ALIA Fellow and former ALIA President

  • Literacy and reading section (2017-2021) Atlanta Myer

  • Public libraries section, Secretary (2017-2021) Margaret Allen, ALIA Fellow and former ALIA President

  • Public libraries section (2019-2023) Jane Cowell, former ALIA Director

  • Reference and information services section (2019-2023) Anne Reddacliff, former ALIA Director

Find out more about IFLA on the website www.ifla.org.

Contact the ALIA Membership team to find out ALIA's IFLA number. 

Page updated 28 May, 2021.