Governing Board Elections 2013-2015
Statement of Candidacy
For the position of Governing Board Member 2013-2015
Ingrid Bon (Netherlands)
Consultant library services for children and young adults
and reading promotion Biblioservice Gelderland
6845 BH Arnhem
As IFLA is the leading international body representing the interest of library and information services and their users, I consider it an honor to have been serving as a Governing Board member for the past 2 year.
The focus has been on the 5 key initiatives but key initiative 2 on International Leadership and 5 on Multilingualism have been part of my particular attention. As a member of the Dutch network of public libraries the value of strong Library Associations is well-known to me. I would like to continue on working on all 5 key initiatives for 2 more years and, since IFLA’s strategic plan
2010-2015 ends in 2015, the next Governing Board will be working on a new plan. By bringing my experience of the last 2 years I offer my knowledge in the upcoming process of reviewing the Strategic Plan.
IFLA’s website is a showcase of information and knowledge sharing and by transforming it into a true multilingual website it provides access to a worldwide community of library professionals. The possibility to have access to professional information in the 7 official languages will be an opportunity for librarians and a necessary tool in order to let the membership number of IFLA grow. Multilingualism and multiculturalism are a natural focus point to me and I am familiar with the Latin American culture. My experience as secretary and chair of the Section Libraries for children and young adults give me a broad view on different topics within the worldwide field of public libraries.
As a member of Governing Board it is my wish to serve and support the incoming IFLA President and President-elect on their programme.
Last update: 4 February 2016