Dear IFLA Members,
My motivation to be a nominee for the Member-at-Large of the Governing Board is primarily based on my commitment to IFLA. This commitment is rooted in "its international advocacy role based on its traditions and values, innovative and creative practices, and the IFLA spirit created by its global diversity-based volunteers."
With this motivation, when I am elected for the position, I commit to;
Improving the effectiveness and efficiency of IFLA Activities by;
• creating a collaborative environment where not only resources will be shared but also the experiences, perceptions, and visions for the future.
• acting globally and serving as a local advocate while working for the development of global policies,
• accelerating the change process of the IFLA structure initiated in the past years,
Achieving social inclusiveness by;
• developing means for social integration-based access to information and library services for mobile, displaced communities,
• supporting the development of special services for disadvantaged individuals,
• being a permanent defender of the rights of societies, communities, and individuals to access information and freedom of expression. I will participate in global and local awareness activities and advocate for the free exercise of these rights,
Contributing to the profession by;
• advocating for respect to global and local laws in the production of information services and services and for taking measures to protect copyrights,
• working on the restructuring of librarianship education and the establishment of an international accreditation system,
While carrying out all the activities listed above, my personal attitude will be to;
• listen more, speak less and do more,
• adhere to human-oriented, environmentally friendly/sensitive sustainable policies,
• approach all issues with a fair and equitable perspective, and change will be my unchanging principle.
• always be careful being on the right side, open to dialogue, and applying constructive policies in solving problems,
In the post-COVID era, we are witnessing increased instances of violent political conflicts and intense debates on many issues with global impacts, such as migrations, climate change, and disinformation. This trend will continue, and there will be issues we have not predicted yet. Hence, IFLA's future vision needs to be flexible but constantly reviewed and redesigned considering current societal issues, such as information pollution and manipulation, access barriers, and personal data security. It will not be an easy task, but we will be successful if we work together and share our experiences and knowledge.