IFLAImportant communication initiatives• Moving into social media• Web page• Languages• Institutional repository• IFLA-L list
IFLADIAL• Communication highly discussed in Helsinki.• An active interest in strengthening the flow ofinformation and communication wasexpressed.• Suggests areas for improvement.• Investigate concerns related to IFLAcommunication issues and to developproposals for the PC
IFLA DIAL working group• Started in Helsinki 2012• Discussions, online survey and tweetchat, fall2012• Report, december 2012http://www.ifla.org/files/assets/support-of-the-profession/publications/ifla-dial-report-2012.pdf
• more dialogue, speaking together on a basisof equality;• more transparency, so that we canunderstand and participate in IFLA decisionmaking processes on an informal basis;• personal visibility on the web, so that we canget to know people, their positions and theirinterests without going to lots of meetings
Outcome• transparency in decision-makingprocesses, more open discussions rather thanjust decisions communicated.• Officers are limited by rules. “rather inflexiblestructure”• communication between Sections is minimal• Wish for ongoing, constant communicationonline
Outcome• much stronger and more strategic socialmedia strategy• ProfSpeak: blogs.ifla.org/profspeak is notvisible on IFLA’s blog list
Dialogue, Transparency, VisibilityLet’s do it together!