Stichting IFLA Global Libraries Board
SIGL is governed by a Board of Directors under the terms of the Dutch Civil Code.
Chair - Gloria Perez Salmeron, Honorary Fellow IFLA
IFLA President 2017-2019, President – elect 2015-2017, Governing Board member 2013-2015
Public Libraries Standing Committee 2005-2012
Professional career Diputació de Barcelona 1977 -
National Library of Spain:
Member of the Board and Permanent Commission 2008-2013
Director of the National Library 2010-2013
Professional networks - FESABID Federación Española de Sociedades de Archivística, Biblioteconomía, Documentación y Museística (Spanish Federation of Archivist, Librarianship, Documentation and Museum Associations) Past-President,
EBLIDA, European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Associations member of the Executive Committee and Vice-President 2008-2015
Member - Deborah Jacobs, Honorary Fellow IFLA
Professional career Director of the Global Libraries initiative at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation 2008- 2016
City Librarian, Seattle Public Library 1996-2008 leading a $291 million capital-improvement program called “Libraries for All” that funded the construction of a new Central Library and renovated, built, or expanded 26 branch libraries.
Professional networks building collaboration among the leading library support organizations globally (IFLA, Public Libraries Association, TASCHA, University of Washington), assisting them in long term financial sustainability, as well as focusing on the future leadership for public libraries.
Member: Inga Lundén
IFLA Governing Board 2011 – 2015
Metropolitan Libraries Section Standing Committee 2005-2011
Professional career International library advisor 2017 –
Director of Culture, Stockholm City 2015 - 2016
City Librarian, Stockholm Public Libraries 2000 – 2015
Director, Library, Arts and Sports, Gävle
Professional networks President Swedish Library Association 2009 - 2014
Board member Stockholm University Library
Member Development Board National Library of Sweden
Advisory committee member Access to Learning Award
Mentor and advisor International Network of Emerging Innovators (INELI) INELI Global and INELI Balkans 2010 - 2014
Member: Dr Victoria Okojie, Fellow Nigerian Library Association,
IFLA Governing Board member, 2015-2019; Chair, Africa Section, 2011-2015; Chair, Division V (Africa, Asia and Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean), 2015-2019; Member, Public Libraries Section Standing Committee; Associate, International Leaders Programme.
Professional Career: Over 30 years’ experience in practice, teaching and regulation of the Library and Information Science Sector.
Lecturer, Department of Library and Information Science, University of Abuja, 2016-
Registrar/Chief Executive Officer, Librarians’ Registration Council of Nigeria, 2009-2016
Area Director, The British Council, Ibadan, Nigeria, 1992-2002
Librarian, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, 1984-1995
Professional Networks: President, Nigerian Library Association, 2005-2010
Member, International Advisory Committee of UNESCO Memory of the World Programme, 2015-
Member, Governing Board of the National Library of Nigeria, 2006-2010
Adviser, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Global Libraries Program
Fellow, US State Department, International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP)
Member, African Library and Information Associations & Institutions (AfLIA)