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.

IFLA Global Vision

IFLA is promoting a global discussion about how libraries can meet the challenges of the future. There have been six workshops around the world, and there will be an opportunity for everyone to participate through an interactive online voting platform launched in August 2017. At the same time, ALIA is running a survey to collate the views of people in the Australian library sector so that our national perspective can be fed into the discussion. This is the link to the survey, which will be open until close of business on Friday 1 September. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/IFLAGlobalVisionAustralia.

Find out more from the IFLA Global Vision discussion website. IFLA is encouraging participants to use social media and to tag posts with #iflaGlobalVision.

Australian Caucus

In 2016 at the IFLA Congress in Columbus OHIO USA the first official Australian Caucus took place on Saturday 13 August 2016. We are looking forward to our second Australian Caucus meeting in Wroclaw, POLAND on Saturday 19th August 2017. 19:00-20:00 Room Oval 11, Centennial Hall, Wroclaw.

Australian and Friends IFLA 2017 Dinner 

All welcome to the Australian and Friends IFLA Dinner Saturday  19th August 2017 Wroclaw POLAND

For more information, reservations and payment. 

IFLA Committees

 ALIA places on IFLA committees and sections:

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

  • Committee on Standards, Chair (2015-2017) Jan Richards, former ALIA President

  • Continuing PD & Workplace Learning (2015-2019) Gillian Hallam, former ALIA President

  • Copyright and other Legal Matters, Chair (2015-2017) Evelyn Woodberry, ALIA Fellow 

  • Governing Board of IFLA, President-elect (2017-2019) Christine Mackenzie, former ALIA President

  • Governing Board of IFLA, Chair Division I (2017-2019) Vicki McDonald, ALIA President

  • Information Technology (2017-2021) Edmund Balnaves, former ALIA Director
  • Library Theory and Research (2015-2019) Gaby Haddow

  • Management and Marketing (2015-2019) Damian Lodge, former ALIA President

  • Management of Library Associations (2015-2019) Judy Brooker, ALIA Director of Learning

  • Public Libraries, Chair (2015-2019) Jan Richards, former ALIA President

  • School Libraries (2015-2019) Judy O’Connell 

Representatives on these committees are self-funded.

IFLA Sections

ALIA is a member of the following sections:

  • Public Libraries (section 8)

  • School Libraries (section 11)

  • Information Technology (section 21)

  • Education and Training (section 23)

  • Library Theory and Research (section 24)

  • Asia and Oceania (section 26)

  • Management and Marketing (section 34)

  • Management of Library Associations (section 40)

  • Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (section 43)

  • Indigenous Matters (section 50)

 

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 (2017-2021) Jayshree Mamtora, ALIA NT Manager

  • Copyright and other Legal Matters, eLending sub-committee, Chair, Margaret Allen, former ALIA President

  • Health and Bio Sciences Libraries (2015-2019) Heather Todd

  • LGBTQQ Users Special Interest Group, Convenor, Anne Reddacliff, ALIA Director

  • Library and Research Services for Parliaments (2015-2019) Dianne Heriot

  • Library Buildings and Equipment (2015-2019) Janine Schmidt, ALIA Fellow

  • Library Buildings and Equipment (2017-2021) Marian Morgan-Bindon, ALIA Director

  • Library History Special Interest Group, Convenor (2015-2017) Kerry Smith, former ALIA President

  • Public Libraries (2017-2021) Margaret Allen, former ALIA President

  • Statistics and Evaluation (2015-2019) Harlinah Teoh

 

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

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