Governing Board Elections 2013-2015

Statement of Candidacy

For the position of Governing Board Member 2013-2015

Judith J. Field (United States)

Judith J FieldProfessional in Residence
Wayne State University
School of Library and Information Science
106 Kresge
United States

Tel. +(1)(313)5778539

IFLA is the voice of the international library community and is regularly consulted on issues related to information issues that reflect IFLA’s core values. Those values include access to information and upholding intellectual property rights. As a member of the Governing Board, I would work with the other members of the Board, creating strategies resulting in the development of new programs that further strengthen IFLA’s core values. This input would be based on the concerns that the Standing committees share with the Governing Board. In addition, valuable input would be received from national library associations concerning information challenges for which they need assistance.

IFLA and its units take seriously their role as educator, promoter and mentor for information issues of its culturally and geographically diverse membership. I would serve as a strong advocate on the Governing Board for these activities and for IFLA to continue to focus on the education of its membership by providing materials in multiple languages and to develop mentors and a strong educational environment at the annual conferences. 

I was a member of the Education and Training Section and was a founding member of the Knowledge Management Section where I served as Chair, then elected as Chair of Division III, Library Services where I became more aware of the issues of the other sections as I addressed their concerns their spokesperson on the Governing Board.

I feel that these experiences demonstrate that I am prepared to meet these challenges as a member of the Governing Board.

The library community faces continuing challenges as it relates to money and technology. To successfully meet these challenges IFLA needs to have strong leaders. I would appreciate your support that would enable me to serve as one of those leaders.

Judith J. Field


Last update: 4 February 2016