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ARL Statement in Support of Loida Garcia-Febo’s Candidacy for IFLA President-Elect 2021–2023

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Loida Garcia-Febo

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is pleased to support Loida Garcia-Febo’s candidacy for the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) President-Elect 2021–2023. Garcia-Febo has a proven track record of expertise, knowledge, and advocacy as a highly respected international library consultant. She has demonstrated her commitment to advancing the library profession in her tenure as the former president of the American Library Association (ALA) and during her service as the chair of IFLA’s Action for Development through Libraries Programme. Additionally, her work as the former president of Reforma, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-Speaking, highlights her dedication to prioritizing diversity, inclusion, and equity. ARL supports her candidacy and we look forward to her continued work and advocacy.


About the Association of Research Libraries

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 125 research libraries in Canada and the US whose mission is to advance research, learning, and scholarly communication. The Association fosters the open exchange of ideas and expertise; advances diversity, equity, and inclusion; and pursues advocacy and public policy efforts that reflect the values of the library, scholarly, and higher education communities. ARL forges partnerships and catalyzes the collective efforts of research libraries to enable knowledge creation and to achieve enduring and barrier-free access to information. ARL is on the web at ARL.org.