Friday, August 31, 2007

PL 37/07: Norwegians in the IFLA structure

Filed under: IFLA — plinius @ 5:19 am

helge11.jpgNorway plays an active role in IFLA.

Right: Helge Salvesen, Member of Geography and Map Libraries Section.

Below I have tried to map the Norwegian representation in the IFLA organization. The list is totally unofficial and may be incomplete – please correct, if you have relevant information.


  1. Governing Board
    Flaten, Trine Kolderup,
    Member ex officio
  2. Governing Board
    Kjekstad, Torny, Member ex officio.
  3. FAIFE.
    Bakken, Frode, Executive Board Member (till 2007)


  1. Division of Libraries Serving the General Public
    Kjekstad, Torny, Chair.
  2. trine.jpgDivision of Management and Technology
    Flaten, Trine Kolderup,
    Chair (picture right)


  1. Academic and Research Libraries Section,
    Garnes, Kari, Member.
  2. Acquisition and Collection Development,
    Evensen, Ole Gunnar, Member
  3. unni1.jpgBibliography Section,
    Knutsen, Unni, Chair (till 2007) (picture right)
  4. Cataloguing Section.
    Vestlie, Marit, Member (till 2007)
  5. Classification and Indexing Section,
    Rype, Ingebjørg,
  6. Geography and Map Libraries Section,
    Salvesen, Helge, Member
  7. Information Literacy Section,
    Torras i Calvo, Maria-Carme, Member
  8. img_1557.jpgLibraries for Children and Young Adults Section,
    Tønnessen, Linn, Member
  9. Library and Information Services for Parliaments Section
    Sandgrind, Gro, Information coordinator.
  10. Library Buildings and Equipment Section,
    Vevle, Kjartan, Member.
  11. Library Buildings and Equipment Section,
    Monsen, Ingvild, Member.
  12. Library History Section,
    Byberg, Lis, Member (picture above right)
  13. tore1.jpgLibrary Services to Multicultural Populations,
    Nielsen, Kirsten Leth,
    Chair (till 2007)
  14. Libraries Serving Disadvantaged Persons,
    Moseid, Tone Eli, Chair
  15. Management and Marketing Section,
    Flaten, Trine Kolderup, Secretary.
  16. Management and Marketing Section,
    Hofset, Børge, Member.
  17. Management of Library Associations Section,
    Andersen, Tore Kristian. Member (picture above right)
  18. ragnar1.jpgMetropolitan Libraries Section,
    Sæteren, Liv,
  19. National Libraries Section,
    Skarstein, Vigdis Moe, Member
  20. Public Libraries Section,
    Kjekstad, Torny, Chair (till 2007).
  21. Public Libraries Section,
    Ørnholt, Ruth, Member.
  22. Reading Section
    Indergaard, Leikny Haga, Member.
  23. Library Theory and Research Section
    Audunson, Ragnar Andreas, Chair (picture above right)
  24. School Libraries and Resource Centers Section
    Niels Damgaard, Editor of newsletter. Randi Lundvall, Member (from 2007)
  25. tord1.jpgStatistics and Evalution Section,
    Ra, Erlend. Member (till 2007).
  26. Statistics and Evalution Section,
    Høivik, Tord, Member (from 2007) (picture right)



  1. A slight correction: Ragnar Andreas Audunson is Chair of Library Theory & Research section, not Research and Education section. (I’m the secretary/treasurer of LTR.)


    Comment by Marydee Ojala — Friday, August 31, 2007 @ 7:24 pm

  2. Thanks, Marydee – corrected.

    Comment by plinius — Friday, August 31, 2007 @ 8:48 pm

  3. Rettelser:

    Det er Linn Tønnessen fra Stavanger bibliotek som er medlem i Libraries Children and Young Adults Section, mens undertegede er medlem i Reading Section.
    Tone Moseid er chair – ikke secretary – in Libraries serving Disadvantaged Persons

    Med hilsen Leikny Haga Indergaard

    Comment by Leikny Haga Indergaard — Monday, September 3, 2007 @ 11:40 am

  4. Hei, Leikny: Korrigert med takk!

    Comment by plinius — Monday, September 3, 2007 @ 12:25 pm

  5. Utfyllende liste for norske medlemmer i seksjoner:
    Information Literacy:
    Torras i Calvo, Maria-Carme, University of Bergen Library

    Acquisition and Collection Development:
    Evensen, Ole Gunnar,
    University of Bergen Library

    Comment by Kari Garnes — Tuesday, September 4, 2007 @ 7:39 am

  6. Og takk til Kari – med to nye seksjonsmedlemmer!

    Comment by plinius — Tuesday, September 4, 2007 @ 8:22 am

  7. Hei Tord
    Flottt tiltak. Noen rettelser:
    jeg er ikke lenger chair for Public Section. Det er John Lake, UK.
    Kirsten Leth Nielsen er ikke lenger chair for Multicultural Section. Den nye er fra Canada.

    Hilsen Torny

    Comment by torny kjekstad — Wednesday, September 5, 2007 @ 8:54 am

  8. Hei Torny. Takk for korreksjoner. Er du og Kirsten fortsatt medlemmer av disse seksjonene?

    Comment by plinius — Wednesday, September 5, 2007 @ 5:42 pm

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  10. Hei igjen

    Trine og jeg er ikke ex officio members i Governing Board. Selv om vi er valgt inn fra Divisjonene så er vi fullverdige medlemmer på linje med de som er personlig valgt
    Hilsen torny

    Comment by torny kjekstad — Wednesday, September 12, 2007 @ 3:53 pm

  11. Hi Torny:

    As a sociologist, I am always curious abouth the mechanics of decision-making. The statutes say:

    18.2 The Governing Board shall consist of:

    1. the President,
    2. the President-elect elected under the provisions of article 19,
    3. 10 members elected by Members by postal and/or electronic ballot,
    4. the members of the Professional Committee elected under the provisions of Article 22 of these Statutes.
    5. Up to three further Board members may be co-opted [See definition at the end of the text] by the Governing Board to represent interests determined by the Board.

    If we go to Article 22, we find that:

    22.2 The Professional Committee shall consist of the chair, elected in accordance with Article 22.3 and an officer of each Division of the Federation, preferably the chair of the Division, the President-elect and two members of the Governing Board, elected by that Board from among its members.

    This seems to imply that the members of the Professional Committee – by that very fact – serve as members of the GB. If that interpretation is correct, they are members ex officio. But please correct me, if I have misunderstood.

    Let me also add: I consider members ex officio as fully equivalent to directly elected members.


    I have also added Niels Damgaard and Randi Lundvall under the School Libraries and Resource Centers Section.

    Comment by plinius — Wednesday, September 12, 2007 @ 5:47 pm

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