Throughout the process, IFLA has made an exceptional effort to ensure that the voices of its members and volunteers were heard. In 2017-18 IFLA engaged thousands of librarians in IFLA’s Global Vision discussion. LIANZA contributed to this work by contributing ideas to enable a united library field to tackle the challenges of the future. LIANZA Executive Director, Ana Pickering joined representatives from across Asia Oceania at the Global Vision workshop in Hanoi in May 2018 and in 2019 LIANZA had multiple opportunities to understand the global vision for libraries contributing to, and enabling the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) of the United Nations 2030 Agenda. LIANZA’s strategic plan reflects our commitment to mahi in this space. IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner and IFLA President Gloria Salmeron Perez also shared this global strategic work with our professional community when they visited Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in February 2019. LIANZA has a strategic goal is to link LIANZA members with IFLA initiatives and we invite you to take time to engage by reading the proposal, viewing IFLA President Christine Mackenzie’s short presentation.
IFLA will hold a series of online forums in August, open to all, in order to offer further opportunities to share ideas and views. On this basis, the IFLA Governing Board will revise and improve the proposal, in order to present this to its members at the 2020 General Assembly in late October or November.