Building Strong Library Associations

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Building Strong Library Associations is a comprehensive programme offering a strategic and coordinated approach to capacity building and sustainability of library associations. The programme benefits associations, libraries, and their communities.

The Building Strong Library Associations programme consists of:

  • A modular, customizable training package on library association development 
  • IFLA's policy-based learning materials
  • Mentoring and advice on forming partnerships
  • Cross-association activities, to bring participants together
  • An online platform to provide remote access to materials

Training materials and activities can be customized to meet the needs of different associations, and different language, cultural, political, social and other conditions.

The programme is delivered by the Action for Development through Libraries (ALP) programme.

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BSLA

Last update: 12 May 2014

Latest News

Invitation to attend BSLA workshop: Lilongwe, Malawi. 26 – 27 July 2014

An IFLA Building Strong Library Associations (BSLA) programme preconference to SCECSAL XXI under the auspices of Malawi Library Association, will be hosted by IFLA in partnership with IFLA Regional Office for Africa on 26 – 27 July 2014 at Sunbird Capital Hotel, Lilongwe, Malawi. IFLA invites library associations attending SCECSAL to apply to participate in the workshop.

11 April 2014 | ALP (Action for Development through Libraries Programme), Associations, Malawi, Building Strong Library Associations. BSLA

Third regional BSLA convening in Brazil finds common links between countries

The third regional convening as part of IFLA’s expanded Building Strong Library Associations programme was held 24-27 March 2014 in São Paulo, Brazil. The Latin America and Caribbean regional convening explored a range of needs for libraries and associations in the region, and the impact of economic and political developments on the continent.

7 April 2014 | ALP (Action for Development through Libraries Programme), Associations, Brazil, Building Strong Library Associations

Asia and Oceania BSLA convening focuses on education and professional development

The second regional convening as part of IFLA’s expanded Building Strong Library Associations programme was held 4-7 March in Jakarta, Indonesia. Reflecting the objectives and priorities in the region, the Asia and Oceania convening focused on skills for the future of the library profession, and educational standards across the region.

12 March 2014 | ALP (Action for Development through Libraries Programme), Associations, Building Strong Library Associations. BSLA