14 Mai 2021

Announcement

Call for Nominations: IFLA 2021 Honours and Awards [deadline extended]

Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to IFLA or to the global library field? IFLA’s Honours and Awards recognise those who have given significant service and made distinguished contributions to the profession.

Bestowed annually by the IFLA Governing Board, IFLA Honours and Awards are a great opportunity to acknowledge a colleague whose efforts you admire and respect. You can speak confidentially with others to initiate and support a nomination.

The Honours and Awards were recently reviewed and updated by the IFLA Governing Board so please read the new requirements carefully. The process is confidential and the nominee should not be aware of their nomination.

The Call for Nominations is out now. Don’t delay!

FAQs

Who can make a nomination? 
All authorised representatives of IFLA Members and Personal Affiliates. Section Standing Committee members may nominate someone for a Scroll of Appreciation.

When will the presentations be made? 
Presentations are made during IFLA’s General Assembly.

How do I make a nomination?
Please download the relevant nomination form found at the bottom of this page, complete it with nominator signatures and referee reports and send it to ifla@ifla.org

DEADLINE EXTENDED: 24 May 2021
late submissions shall not be considered

Honorary Fellow

Honorary Fellow is IFLA's highest award, and is conferred on the basis of merit on a person who has delivered long and distinguished service to IFLA and the global library field. It may not necessarily be awarded every year. A nomination for Honorary Fellow is required to be supported by at least four nominators from different countries who are current IFLA Members or Personal Affiliates. Nominations must include evidence to support any claims against the criteria. A nomination must be accompanied by at least three written referee reports. Referees should not also be nominators, and at least one referee should be an IFLA Member or Personal Affiliate. Referees should address the nominee's suitability for the award, in relation to the criteria and may provide further information relevant to the award if desired.

In making its decision, the Executive Committee will examine only the evidence provided by the nominators and the three referee reports submitted with this nomination. The evidence and referee reports you provide should be based on the following required criteria:

  1. Exemplary personal and professional contribution to IFLA
  2. Leadership and influence amongst colleagues and peers
  3. Exemplary contribution to the global library field
  4. Efforts in fostering IFLA values, for example, diversity, inclusion and equality

IFLA Medal

IFLA Medal is conferred on a person who has given distinguished service to IFLA or who has made a substantial contribution to the global library field.

A nomination for the IFLA Medal is required to have at least three nominators from different countries who are current IFLA Members or Personal Affiliates. A nomination must include evidence to support any claims of the nominee's distinguished service or contribution to IFLA or to the global library field. Each nomination shall be accompanied by at least two written referee reports. Referees should not also be nominators, and at least one referee should be an IFLA Member or Personal Affiliate.

In making its decision, the Executive Committee will examine only the evidence provided by the nominators and the two referee reports submitted with this nomination. The evidence and referee reports you provide should be based on the following required criteria

  1. Distinguished personal and professional contribution to IFLA and /or distinguished personal and professional contribution to the global library field
  2. Efforts in fostering IFLA values, for example, diversity, inclusion and equality

IFLA Scroll of Appreciation

IFLA Scroll of Appreciation is awarded to an individual who has given distinguished service to IFLA as a volunteer engaged in a committee or group.

The IFLA Scroll of Appreciation is peer nominated. A nomination for the IFLA Scroll of Appreciation is required to have at least two nominators from different countries who are current IFLA Members, Personal Affiliates or current members of a Section Standing Committee. Each nomination shall be accompanied by at least one written referee report. The referee should not also be a nominator. A nomination must include evidence to support any claims of the nominee's distinguished service or contribution to IFLA or to the global library field.

In making its decision, the Executive Committee will examine only the evidence provided by the nominators and the referee report(s) submitted with this nomination. The evidence and referee report(s) you provide should be based on the following required criteria

  1. Distinguished personal and professional contribution to IFLA’s committee(s) and/or group(s);
  2. Efforts in fostering IFLA values, for example, diversity, inclusion and equality

The IFLA Certificate of Appreciation is awarded annually to the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) National Committee for that year.

 

The Executive Committee of the Governing Board considers all nominations in committee and in confidence. The Executive Committee and the Secretary General shall not enter into correspondence on individual nominations. Only successful nominations will be published.

Wherever possible, honours and awards shall be announced and conferred at the General Assembly.

NOMINATION FORMS:

  • IFLA Honorary Fellow [DOC] | [PDF]
  • IFLA Medal [DOC] | [PDF]
  • IFLA Scroll of Appreciation [DOC] | [PDF]

Nominations for awards to be conferred in 2021 are invited, in confidence, on the relevant form which should be returned by email to: ifla@ifla.org.

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