Paul Whitney Re-elected to IFLA Governing Board


The results of the IFLA elections for President-Elect and Governing Board for the term 2011-2013 have just been announced.

Paul Whitney, consultant and former chief librarian of the Vancouver Public Library, was re-elected for a second term on the IFLA Governing Board with the second highest number of votes of all candidates. Congratulations to Paul!

Sinikka Sipilä, Director General of the Finnish Library Association, has been elected President-Elect. She will serve as IFLA President for 2013-2015.

The other directly elected members of the Governing Board will include:

  • Inga Lundén, Sweden
  • Barbara Lison, Germany
  • Kent Skov Andreasen, Denmark
  • Donna Scheeder, United States
  • Frédéric Blin, France
  • Buhle Mbambo Thata, South Africa
  • Genevieve Clavel-Merrin, Switzerland
  • Christine Mackenzie, Australia
  • Ingrid Bon, Netherlands

Full details of the ballot results are available at:

Kelly Moore
Executive Director
Canadian Library Association

If you take a book out of a Canadian library, the author gets a payment every year if they’ve registered through the Public Lending Right Program. I got my cheque today! Big thanks to all you great library users. Authors, here’s the link to register:

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