The ALA International Relations Committee (IRC) is accepting nominations to section standing committees of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).
Objective – An ALA member will be nominated and officially endorsed for a four-year term to every IFLA section standing committee at each IFLA election.
Eligibility – Any ALA member may be suggested for nomination to an IFLA standing committee. A list of IFLA standing committees and current ALA representatives is attached. Individuals can only serve on one IFLA committee at a time. Candidates can serve on a committee for up to two consecutive terms.
Qualifications – A nominee should be an expert in the field covered by the section and have a working knowledge of at least one working language of IFLA (English is an IFLA working language), and should have reasonable expectation of attending meetings of the standing committee without cost to IFLA or to ALA. ALA divisions and other units may seek outside funding to support the attendance of their representatives.
The ALA Executive Board requires that the suggestions for nominations be accompanied by a resume and a rationale from the nominating body or individual. If nominated, IFLA requires that the following be provided:
(a) a indication of acceptance of the nomination by the individual;
(b) a short statement detailing the nominee’s qualifications and indication of present position;
(c) affirmation that the person can fulfill the working language and travel requirements
Please forward nomination (s) to Delin Guerra at the International Relations Office before November 14, 2014.
International Relations Office
50 E. Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2795
1800-545-2433, ext. 3201