CLA Seeking Nominations for IFLA Standing Committees

Dear Canadian librarians,

The International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) is holding elections for positions on its standing committees. To be eligible for nomination, you do not need to be a member of IFLA, but you DO need to be nominated by an Association or Institution Member of IFLA. Complete information about the nomination process, section activities, and committee duties duties is available from the IFLA site: http://www.ifla.org/III/misc/callscm-e.htm. For more general information about committee work, please see the site "Serving on IFLA Standing Committees": http://www.ifla.org/III/misc/serve.htm.

The CLA is co-ordinating Canadian nominations to the following standing committees:

If you are interested in working with one of these committees, or in nominating someone else to do so, please contact the CLA **BEFORE JANUARY 30 ** with the following information:
  1. Applicant's name, affiliation, and contact information (mailing address, phone, fax, e-mail).
  2. A brief statement of interest and background in issues related to the committee for which nomination is sought.
  3. The name of the organization or institution providing funding for attendance to meetings, if known at this time.
PLEASE NOTE: all standing committee members are expected to attend meetings and conferences. Neither the CLA nor IFLA is able to provide any funding for standing committee members to attend such events. Therefore, members must be able to participate in section meetings at no expense to either IFLA or the CLA. If you are unable to obtain funding but still want to participate in committee discussions, you may contact a section's convenor to ask about becoming a Corresponding Member (more information: http://www.ifla.org/III/misc/serve.htm#Corresponding).

We hope you will consider working with IFLA or asking some suitable people to do so. As Peter Johan Lor, IFLA's Secretary General writes: "The work is rewarding; it presents possibilities for sharing knowledge and expertise with like-minded professionals in different parts of the world - and it helps IFLA achieve worthwhile developments on behalf of our profession."

Please contact me if you have any questions about participation in IFLA or the nomination process. Thank-you very much for your interest!


Sabina Iseli-Otto

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