The International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) appoints a new Secretary General
The International Federation of Library Associations & Institutions (IFLA) is the global voice of libraries, representing the interests of the library and information profession and working to improve library services worldwide. Their vision is of a strong and united library field powering literate, informed and participative societies. IFLA’s divisional structure enables membership voices, their vibrant professional community, and partners across six regions to define their global priorities, and to embed practical actions and policies around the world in support of these goals.
Society supported IFLA in this search for a dynamic, well-networked and globally experienced leader with a comprehensive understanding of and affinity with the global library sector. The search focused on global library associations, higher education institutions, and individuals speaking or presenting at international library or literacy events.
Sharon Memis has over thirty years’ experience in international leadership experience across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. With 11 years at the British Council and 4 years with the Commonwealth Association of Universities, Sharon knows the library sector well and also brings an impressive background in fundraising, effective change management and executive leadership.
We are delighted to have been able to support IFLA and Sharon in this appointment, and wish her all the very best in her new position!
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Society is delighted to announce the appointment of Apollo Gabazira, currently Country Director for Care International in Rwanda.
AppointmentTeam Rubicon UK, Chief Executive OfficerTeam Rubicon UK appoints its inaugural CEO
Society was recently partnered with Team Rubicon UK on the appointment of John Leach as its inaugural CEO. Team Rubicon UK (TR UK) recruits, trains, equips, and deploys veterans to aid in disaster response operations.
AppointmentAga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan, CEONew CEO for the Aga Khan Foundation in Afghanistan
We are proud to have worked with the Aga Khan Foundation, Afghanistan, on the appointment of their new CEO, Jan Schollaert.