This one-day conference—aimed at library and information professionals in all sectors and at all levels—focuses on providing tools and sharing expertise for library advocacy in the current financial climate, while providing excellent peer networking opportunities.

The programme looks at the benefits of advocating for the value of libraries and information services to government and other stakeholders. 

The speakers' presentations will focus on the need of putting libraries on the agenda to make their voice heard at a national and international level. 

IFLA is represented at this conference by two of its staff and a Governing Board member:

  • International advocacy for the world's libraries: build capacity, build better library communities  
    Stuart Hamilton, Senior Policy Advisor, IFLA
  • Libraries on the Agenda: IFLA's Building Strong Library Associations Programme and its advocacy module 
    Fiona Bradley, Action for Development Through Libraries (ALP) Programme Coordinator, IFLA
  • Engaging with communities via the press: the German advocacy experience  
    Barbara Schleihagen, Executive Director, German Library Association (dbv) & IFLA Governing Board member

Check the CILIP website for full details on how to participate in this valuable event!