1. Introduction. 

1.1. The objectives of IFLA shall be pursued in accordance with the IFLA Constitution, current IFLA By-Laws, Rules of Procedure and Code of Ethics. All members shall follow these standards.

1.2. The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised (Ref: http://www.robertsrules.com/) shall govern the Federation in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws and any special rules of order the Federation may adopt.

1.3. IFLA, a single, united, international organisation, shall comprise primarily a set of semi-autonomous regions and a coordinating, supportive centre.

1.4. IFLA shall maintain a regional basis for its organisation and operations with a maximum number of five major regions; namely IFLA Africa, IFLA Americas, IFLA Asia-Pacific, IFLA Europe, and IFLA Middle-East. Thereafter the regions may, with prior approval of the World Council and with a declared strategy incorporating financial support, set-up sub-regional or special interest groups (SIGs) where member interest demands and promotes this. Any potential sub-regional group or SIG must operate in accordance with the IFLA Constitution and these by-laws.

1.5. The role of IFLA centre (defined by the Executive Committee and administrative staff) will be to control all central administrative and financial matters; offer support to, communicate with and coordinate operational matters on behalf of all members; and marketing and promotion of the profession at a global level.

1.6. The World Council shall operate as the central decision making body for IFLA.

1.7. The main activities of the Regional (and any sub-regional or special interest) groups shall include the following:

1.7.1. Appropriate joint initiatives and shared programmes between like-minded individuals or organisations across the region/s or/and the special interest group/s to promote the profession at a national, regional or international level.

1.7.2. Acting as a conduit and representative between IFLA Centre and individual members (including a Vice-president’s position on the World Executive Committee).

1.7.3. Acting as a coordinator and monitor of IFLA operations across the region.

1.7.4. The frontline point of reference for support and guidance to regional member associations on all matters.

1.7.5. Sharing of online professional resources and networking.

1.7.6. Regional fundraising, income generation, awards and professional events promoting the profession.

For more on IFLA’s By-laws and Rules of Procedures, please check the file below.

Portable Documents

IFLA By-Laws and Rules of Procedures 2014