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DUIA 2020

Nomination form: Dynamic Unit and Impact Award

You are invited to submit a nomination for the IFLA Dynamic Unit and Impact Award 2020.
2020 IFLA Dynamic Unit and Impact Award: Call for nominations!
DEADLINE: 23 October 2020

In 2018, the Professional Committee established the IFLA Dynamic Unit and Impact Award to recognise Professional Units who excel at putting the expectations of a Dynamic Unit into practice.

Dynamic Units have the greatest impact on IFLA’s global work – engaging members, developing strong leadership and identity, delivering high-quality services with a measurable impact, and communicating activities within IFLA and beyond. This is not a personal award, but rather an opportunity to recognise exceptional teamwork.

The Award aims to encourage outstanding work from Professional Units by recognising and promoting excellent examples of their work and highlight impact of the work on the field.  The 2020 IFLA Dynamic Unit and Impact Award winner(s) will be announced during the Closing Session of the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in 2021, alongside the 2021 winner. 

Who is eligible?
1. The Dynamic Unit and Impact Award will be presented to one or more of the following:
  • Divisions
  • Sections
  • Special Interest Groups
  • Strategic Programmes
  • Core Activities
2. Unit applicants shall have shared their Action Plan for 2020 or a summary of the year’s planned objectives and activities on their IFLA webpage.

3. Units should have demonstrated the Dynamic Unit criteria at a superior level. Quality and impact of the work
  • Communications and impact
  • Membership and leadership engagement and development
Please note: Winners of the DUIA are not eligible for nomination in the year immediately following their win, but will instead be invited to join that year’s jury.  Recipients of the award can then be nominated in subsequent years. You many nominate your own Unit, or another.

If you have any questions, please contact

Thank you.


IFLA Professional Support Officer