BSLA projects in Asia and Oceania

The following projects are part of the regional approach to Building Strong Library Associations programme 2013-2016 in Asia and Oceania

Brunei

Brunei Darussalam Library Association, Asia Regional Office, and Thailand (Pre-CONSAL)

Project

  • Leadership and Advocacy Workshops for promising young ASEAN library associations leaders, Brunei Library Association
    Implemented 2015

Project objectives

  • To build strong library associations across Asia and promotion of advocacy skills and strategies so that national library associations representatives may engage in national policy making issues affecting libraries

Indonesia

Association of Indonesian School Information Professional (APISI)

Project

  • Strengthening APISI as a professional organization by developing its strategic planning in Indonesia’s provinces APISI (Association of Indonesian School Information Professional)
    Implemented  2015

Project objectives

  • To build a stronger library association in Indonesia and develop a strategy plan for capacity building

Myanmar

Myanmar Library Association

Project

  • Myanmar Information Symposium
    Implemented 2016

Project objectives

  • Develop the role of the association, governance; strengthen collaboration and coordination of library professionals in coordinating projects in their regions

Pacific Islands

Pacific Islands Association of Libraries and Archives

Project

  • PIALA Strategic Plan 2016-2019
    upcoming 2016
  • Asia and Oceania BSLA convening
    Implemented 2014

Project objectives

  • Draft a three-year strategic plan and establish committees to plan and implement projects for the association. Build a stronger library association by developing a partnership  with other local associations
  • BSLA project outcome (2014)

Philippines

Philippine Library Association (PLAI)

Project

  • Pre-CONSAL Convening on “ASEAN Integration: Cross Border Mobility of Librarians”
    Implemented 2015

Project objectives

  • Understanding and harmonizing practices of librarianship within the ASEAN region and identifying mutual area for potential collaboration.
  • BSLA project outcome

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Library Association

Project

  • Establishment and promotion of Professional Ethics (PE) culture among Library & Information Professionals in Sri Lanka”
    Implemented 2016

Project objectives

  • Promote and develop professional ethics within LIS and revise existing code of ethics

 

Last update: 31 March 2016