Christine Mackenzie

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Christine Mackenzie

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Christine Mackenzie at the World Library and Information Congress in Athens, 2019
Known forIFLA President 2019 - 2021
WebsiteOfficial website

Christine Mackenzie AM is an Australian librarian, president of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) from 2019 to 2021. Mackenzie was the president-elect from 2017 to 2019 and part of the Governing Board from 2011 to 2013. She worked in the Trend Report.


Christine earned a bachelor of arts, graduated as librarian, 2008 fellow and from 2003 to 2004 president of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).[1][2][3]

Christine is the President of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) from 2019 to 2021, leading the library field under the theme "Let's work together".[4][5] Her mandate takes the results of projects as the IFLA Global Vision where librarians around the world created a bottom-up strategy[6] where one of the highlights and opportunities are related to focus on our communities and work more collaborative and develop strong partnerships.[7] She received her presidency from Glòria Pérez-Salmeron in Athens,[8] at the 85th World Library and Information Conference[5] and in her acceptance speech she mentioned the access to information from indigenous languages[9] and to restructure IFLA to achieve the Strategic Framework (2019–2024).

In the 2022 Australia Day Honours Mackenzie was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for "significant service to librarianship, and to professional associations through leadership roles".[10]


  1. ^ "Australian Library and Information Association International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)". Australian Library and Information Association ALIA. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  2. ^ "Australian Library and Information Association: Christine Mackenzie". Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Christine Mackenzie". Christine Mackenzie. Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  4. ^ "IFLA -- Presidential Theme and Programme: Christine Mackenzie". Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  5. ^ a b "IFLA: Looking Back, Looking Ahead". American Libraries Magazine. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  6. ^ "IFLA -- Global Vision". Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  7. ^ "IFLA -- Global Vision Report Summary". Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  8. ^ "New IFLA President Christine Mackenzie welcomed at the Australian Embassy of Athens". Retrieved 25 February 2020.
  9. ^ "Christine Mackenzie's acceptance speech" (PDF). 2019. Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 February 2020. Retrieved 18 February 2020.
  10. ^ "Australia Day Honours List" (PDF). The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia. 26 January 2022. Retrieved 25 January 2022.

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