IFLA Strategic Plan 2010-2015


Start: 2010-01-01, End: 2015-12-31, Publication: 2013-01-17


The IFLA Strategic Plan covers six years: 2010-2015. The underlying Priority Activities that will be formulated by each IFLA Governing Board will be valid for a two year period, covering respectively 2010-2011; 2012-2013; 2014-2015. Each new Governing Board will review the previous Priority Activities and formulate Priority Activities for its term and that are consistent with the overall plan for 2010-2015. The two-year Priority Activities will form the basis for the IFLA Strategic Actions (valid for 2 years) for all units across IFLA.

The role and position of libraries is rapidly changing to match the growing influence of the Internet, the digitisation of knowledge, and the expanding impact of online social networking tools. To continue its role as the trusted global voice of the library and information community, the IFLA Strategic Plan sets out IFLA's strategic directions and goals for 2010-2015. It is a Strategic Plan to guide the governance and the entire activities of the IFLA organisation. The Strategic Plan includes the Governing Board Priority Activities that will be fundamental for IFLA's actions and achievements of the IFLA Community in the coming two years (2010-2011). The new vision and mission statement firmly position IFLA as the leading international member organisation within the knowledge society of today, strengthening not only the library and information field, but also focusing on society as a whole by driving equitable access to information and knowledge for all.


Name:Owen Ambur


Name:International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions


IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. IFLA acts as the global voice of the library and information profession, by: - Promoting high standards of provision and delivery of library and information services; - Encouraging widespread understanding of the value of good library and information services; - Representing the interest of its members throughout the world. To achieve its goals IFLA works in close cooperation with its strategic partners in the cultural heritage sector, in the scientific world and beyond. IFLA is an independent, international, non-governmental, not-for-profit member-based organisation, registered in the Netherlands as a Federation with full legal capacity, as required by Dutch law. IFLA's membership of around 1600 includes associations, organisations, and individuals from over 150 countries worldwide. Based in The Hague (Netherlands) since 1971, IFLA's offices have been hosted since 1982 by the National Library of the Netherlands (Koninklijke Bibliotheek). IFLA was founded in 1927.


  • Ellen R. TiseIFLA President 2009-2011

  • Libraries

  • Information Professionals