Leadership

The IIPC is led by a Steering Committee that provides strategic direction and officers that carry out the business of the consortium.

The Chair and Vice-Chair of the Steering Committee are voted on each calendar year. Steering Committee members are elected by the IIPC General Assembly and have three year terms.

Additionally, the By-Laws to the New Consortium Agreement 2016-2020 define three Portfolios: Tools Development, Member Engagement and Partnerships & Outreach. The Portfolio Leads direct, oversee and report to the Steering Committee on work undertaken in their specific portfolios.

OFFICERS:

Steering Committee Chair: Hansueli Locher, Swiss National Library
Steering Committee Vice-Chair: Mark Phillips, University of North Texas
Treasurer: Sylvain Bélanger, Library and Archives Canada
Programme & Communications Officer: Olga Holownia, The British Library

2019 STEERING COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

  • Youssef Eldakar, Bibliotheca Alexandrina (2017-2020)
  • Jason Webber, The British Library
  • Alex Thurman, Columbia University Libraries (2017-2020)
  • Jefferson Bailey, Internet Archive (2019-2022)
  • Sylvain Bélanger, Library and Archives Canada (2017-2020)
  • Abbie Grotke, Library of Congress (2019-2022)
  • Kristinn Sigurðsson, National and University Library of Iceland (2019-2022)
  • Paul Koerbin, National Library of Australia (2019-2022)
  • Emmanuelle Bermès, National Library of France (2018-2021)
  • Aija Vahtola, National Library of Finland (2017-2020)
  • Steve Knight, National Library of New Zealand (2019-2022)
  • Mar Pérez Morillo, National Library of Spain (2017-2020)
  • Barbara Sierman, National Library of the Netherlands (2018-2021)
  • Hans Ulrich Locher, Swiss National Library (2016-2020)
  • Mark Phillips, University of North Texas (2018-2021)

PORTFOLIOS:

Tools Development
  • Kristinn Sigurðsson, National and University Library of Iceland (Portfolio Lead)
  • Youssef Eldakar, Bibliotheca Alexandrina
  • Alex Osborne, National Library of Australia
Membership Engagement
  • Barbara Sierman, National Library of the Netherlands (Portfolio Lead)
  • Emmanuelle Bermès, National Library of France
  • Abbie Grotke, Library of Congress
  • Aija Vahtola, National Library of Finland
Partnerships & Outreach
  • Alex Thurman, Columbia University Libraries (Portfolio Lead)
  • Mark Phillips, University of North Texas
  • Hans Ulrich Locher, Swiss National Library