Chattanooga Public Library’s Executive Director Corinne Hill, has been elected by The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) to serve in a position on the Governing Board’s Standing Committee for the upcoming 2013-2017 term. The IFLA is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.
Ms. Hill was nominated and elected to serve in the Public Libraries Section of the Standing Committee. The Standing Committee is the key group of professionals who develop and monitor the program of the Section.
The Section of Public Libraries provides an active international forum for the development and promotion of public libraries which serve the whole community in the context of the information society and ensure free and equal access to information at the local level.
In August, Ms. Hill will attend the IFLA World Library and Information Congress, 79th General Conference and Assembly in Singapore where she will officially begin her term and participate in elections for the Standing Committee Chair and officers. Ms. Hill has been the executive director of the Chattanooga Public Library since March 2012.
Ms. Hill is a sought after public speaker and thought leader on the future of public libraries. She has addressed the FCC during the 2013 Broadband Summit and was a presenter on the Leadership & Collaborative Innovation panel at the NextLibrary 2013 Conference in Denmark.
Prior to Chattanooga, Ms. Hill served as the interim director of Libraries for the Dallas Public Library. She is a current member of the American Library Association, The Public Library Association, and Reforma / National Association to Promote Library Services to Latinos.