Management of Library Associations Section

Division: Support of the Profession

Within IFLA, the Section on Management of Library Associations advocates for the interests, aspirations and concerns of the library associations that are represented among IFLA members. There is a continuum of resources available to library associations: some have paid staff and others are run by volunteers, both possessing a wide range of experience and expertise. The Section addresses the needs and promotes interests of all types and sizes of library associations and brings together staff and elected leaders and representatives of these associations to:

  • foster and improve leadership skills;
  • share experiences;
  • develop useful publications and to offer workshops. seminars and programmes that address their needs and interests;
  • support IFLA's Core Programmes;
  • advocate within IFLA for the promotion and development of effective library and library association practices worldwide.

Call for Papers: Open Sessions

Theme: “Library associations in solidarity with civil society”

The IFLA Management of Library Associations Section invites proposals to be presented at a two-hour session at the next IFLA General Conference on 19-25 August 2017 in Wroclaw, Poland.

Midyear Meeting Athens 01 April 2017- Agenda

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This Section is sponsoring: New Professionals Special Interest Group and Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group.

Management of Library Associations, Sections

Last update: 13 April 2017

Latest News

Register now: IFLA MLAS / FESABID Access to information advocacy workshop

On 13 March 2014, IFLA’s Management of Library Associations Section (MLAS) and the Federación Española de Sociedades de Archivística, Biblioteconomía, Documentación y Museística (FESABID), will be hosting an all-day library advocacy workshop in Seville, Spain.

19 February 2014

MLAS/CILIP Seminar: E-Books in Libraries: A Global Question of Survival?

21 February 2013 — London, United Kingdom

16 January 2013

The Future of Information and Library Associations Conference

The Future of Information and Library Associations An International NVB/IFLA Satellite Conference The Hague, 8 - 9 August 2012 (Papers and Programme)

17 September 2012