The 10-Minute International Librarian #46: Nominate someone for a position in IFLA

Last week’s post focused on how everyone has the potential to be a leader, in whatever position.

Doing so can be great not only for individuals, who gain new skills and confidence, but also for the library field as a whole.

Now is of course a great time to be thinking about who could benefit from this opportunity, with IFLA’s nominations process still open for another week.

IFLA’s Members, Affiliates and volunteers all have possibilities to put forwards candidates for the over 800 posts available.

These include IFLA’s Governing Board, new regional committees, and the Professional Sections, Advisory Committees and Review Groups that explore in detail key issues, standards and practices.

They can often also nominate more than one candidate, giving a more diverse range of people the chance to build their experience and networks.

So for our 46th 10-Minute International Librarian  exercise, nominate someone for a position in IFLA.

There’s lots of information available on the IFLA website, including descriptions of the positions available, the rules, and the forms that nominees themselves will need to fill in.

All of our Members, Affiliates and volunteers will have received messages from IFLA Headquarters with links to forms to make nominations.

Get in touch with us at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Good luck!


This idea relates to the IFLA Strategy! 4.2 Effectively mobilise our human resources and networks.

As we publish more ideas, you will be able to view these using the #10MinuteInternationalLibrarian tag on this blog, and of course on IFLA’s Ideas Store! Do also share your ideas in the comments box below.