IFLA has chosen five Key Initiatives for its Strategic Plan 2010 – 2015.
The two first are broad in scope.
The Digital Content Programme responds to the global transition from print to digital media. IFLA specifies four topics:
- digital legal deposit – with a focus on legislative certainty for deposit and library user access
- digital lending – with a focus on library user access to e-resources, and inter-organisation/cross-border uses compatible with fair practice
- mass digitisation – with a focus on IFLA facilitating information exchange for the library sector
- digital preservation – with a focus on legal mechanisms for harvesting and preserving born digital information and local content hosted on websites and in social media
Two specific tasks are
- Commission a major trend report modelling the evolving digital information environment.
- The report shall be launched in 2013 and shall provide a base for the library sector for promotion, advocacy and outreach for the following 2 – 5 years
- Host a portal, which will include a repository collecting together IFLA’s own publications, for information exchange on issues critical to the practice of librarianship in the digital age.
The International Librarianship Leadership Development Programme: is an effort to strengthen the influence of the library community by training leaders and developing library organizations
- BSLA, Building Strong Library Associations Programme, is part of this initiative.
- The Statistics for Advocacy project belongs here
- The IFLA International Leaders Programme, aims to identify emerging leaderts and to nurture their path towards a leadership role within IFLA
The next three are more limited.
- Outreach Programme for Advocacy and Advancement of the Profession is a planning framework to visualise IFLA’s advocacy and outreach participation in events, meetings or conferences.
- Cultural Heritage Disaster Reconstruction Programme will develop principles for engagement by IFLA and its members in library-related activities in times of post-conflict or natural disaster recovery
- Multilingualism Programme: is aimed at a multilingual IFLA website