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: 16 December 2015

Latest News

April workshop, seminar and midterm meetings in Panama culminate in a Letter of Intent from LAC library associations

30 Library Associations met in Panama from 17-23 April 2016 to develop strategies for advocacy at the national level, to advance regional projects, and to network with associations from around the world.

20 May 2016 | ALP (Action for Development through Libraries Programme), Advocacy, International cooperation, Meetings, Networking, Panama, BSLA, IFLA LAC, IFLA MLAS

ZimLA Advocacy Workshop held in Harare to Increase Advocacy Initiatives

The Zimbabwe Library Association (ZimLA) successfully held an Advocacy and National Information Policy Formulation (NIP) Workshop at Cresta Lodge, Harare from 5-6 May 2016.

12 May 2016 | ALP (Action for Development through Libraries Programme), Advocacy, Development, Sustainability, Zimbabwe, BSLA, Zimbabwe Library Association

BSLA regional workshop for Francophone Countries in Africa

As part of the IFLA Building Strong Library Associations programme (BSLA), the Association of Librarians, Archivist, Documentalists and Museum Curators of Cameroon (ABADCAM) organized a three day workshop from 2 – 4 December 2015 for leaders of library associations from across Francophone Africa.

24 March 2016