Governing Board Elections 2013-2015

Statement of Candidacy

For the position of Governing Board Member 2013-2015

Inga Lundén (Sweden)

Inga LundénCity Librarian
Stockholm Stockholm Public Library

Odengatan 63, Spelbomskan
113 80 Stockholm
Tel. (+46) 761231190

During the past two years I have been privileged to be part of the IFLA Governing Board. I ask for your support to continue this important work. When I first asked for your votes two years ago, I addressed two of the major challenges that libraries meet globally:

  • To improve the open access to information in an e-world where censorship appears in new forms and the free flow of information is choked in new business models.
  • To improve inclusiveness and real access to libraries among those who most need it, throughout the world. IFLA should be a role model where every member, seniors as newcomers, will feel included in the visions and the work.

 I am engaged in two of IFLA's Key Initiatives: 

  1. Digital Content Programme: Driving access to content, and digital resources, for library users
  2. International Librarianship Leadership Development Programme: capacity building to raise the voice of the profession nationally, regionally and internationally

February 2013 IFLA GB endorsed principles for Library eLending, the result of many peoples work, where I have contributed within the Digital Lending group and in the CLM. Principles is only the beginning; we see both new possibilities for accessing knowledge but also huge threats to the whole idea of public libraries driving freedom of information. Because of this I am a part of the Steering Committee for the Trend report, who is investigating the impacts on libraries from the trends in the world around us. The first Trend report is planned to be launched in Singapore 2013, to be a tool for analysing the nearest future and decision making for the IFLA members.

I am also a member of the President-elect's theme development subcommittee, Strong Libraries, Strong Societies. And for that I’d love to work two more years.

Inga Lundén


Last update: 4 February 2016