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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Last update: 22 July 2015

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On 9 June 2015 the Philippine Librarians Association, Inc. (PLAI) and the Thailand Library Association (TLA) organised a convening prior to the CONSAL (Congress of South East Asian Nations) conference in Bangkok, Thailand.

2 October 2015 | ALP (Action for Development through Libraries Programme), Conferences, Meetings, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, BSLA, ASEAN

Sessions at IFLA Congress in Cape Town to focus on the post-2015 development agenda (2030 Agenda)

On 2 August 2015, just in time for the IFLA Congress in Cape Town, the United Nations completed negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda, now entitled the 2030 Agenda. At two special sessions on 17 August the team leading IFLA’s engagement in the process over the past two years will provide delegates with all the information you need to know about the 2030 Agenda and the next steps for advocacy and implementation in your country.

5 August 2015 | ALP (Action for Development through Libraries Programme), Access to information, post2015, ALP, Development, United Nations

BSLA project report "ULIA strategic planning and leadership workshop” Uganda Library and Information Association (ULIA)

Following regional convenings in 2014, IFLA ALP is supporting a number of small projects under the framework of the Building Strong Library Associations programme (BSLA), demonstrating the flexibility of the programme in supporting a range of project sizes and needs.

18 February 2015