Board of Trustees

Barbara Lison

Director, Bremen Public Library

Barbara Lison

Barbara Lison is President-elect of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and has been the Director of Bremen Public Library since 1992.

Barbara has been actively involved in German and European library Associations and IFLA for many years. She has served as President of the Federal Association Library & Information Germany (BID), the umbrella organization of the German Library Associations. From 2016 to 2019, she was Chair of the German Library Association (dbv). She has also held a number of senior positions in the European Bureau for Libraries, Archives and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA), including Vice President.

Barbara is particularly committed to library policy and the development of libraries for the future.

Term of Service

November 2021—November 2024