Glòria Pérez-Salmerón

Diputació de Barcelona, Stichting IFLA Global Libraries Foundation Chair, Spain

Plenary Talk: Cultural Heritage Organisations as assets for Sustainable Development

Brief Biography: Glòria Pérez-Salmerón is the Stichting IFLA Global Libraries Chair, IFLA immediate Past President 2017-2019. She was also the President of FESABID, Federación Española de Sociedades de Archivística, Biblioteconomía, Documentación y Museística (Spanish Federation of Archives, Libraries, Documentation, and Museums) since April 2018, and member of the Executive Committee and Vice-President of EBLIDA, European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Associations (2008-2015). Gloria works at Diputació de Barcelona in the Libraries Department as a Senior Consultant, and she is Counsellor of the Instituto Brasileiro de Informação em Ciência e Tecnologia. She has held many leadership roles in her distinguished career including Director of the National Library of Spain (2010-2013) where she also was a member of its Governing Board and Executive Committee (2008-2013). Under her management, the Library developed many innovative projects including the systematic digitalisation of holdings, thanks to a partnership agreement with Telefónica, which foresaw the digitalisation of 200,000 book titles; and the promotion and approval of a new Legal Deposit Law, including the collection of electronic resources and the internet archive. Gloria’s involvement with IFLA is long-standing, being a former member of IFLA’s Public Libraries Standing Committee (2005-2012).