The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Governing Board bestowed the Honorary Fellow Award on Ingrid Parent, University of British Columbia’s university librarian, at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress’s closing ceremonies on August 20, 2015. Honorary Fellow is IFLA’s highest award, and is conferred on the basis of merit on a person who has delivered long and distinguished service to IFLA.
Parent has participated in IFLA in the Cataloguing Section and National Libraries Section, a range of working groups, steering and joint committees, the Professional Committee, as IFLA treasurer, on the Governing Board, and as IFLA president from 2011 to 2013. Among her many accomplishments as president were the development and publication of the IFLA Trend Report that models the evolving digital information environment, the implementation of French and Spanish versions of the IFLA website, and international visits under her presidential theme of “Libraries: a force for change” to emphasize the global, digital potential of libraries to provide inclusive and transformative services, innovative ideas, and forge new collaborative alliances.
For more details, see the “Honorary Fellow Citation for Ingrid Parent” (PDF).