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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)

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