1 June 2016

IFLA Building Strong Library Association Global Meeting

By Jorge do Prado

IFLA's highly successful Building Strong Library Associations (BSLA) programme has been expanded through a series of workshops and projects at the regional level in Africa, Asia and Oceania, and Latin America and the Caribbean since 2014, now reaching more than 60 countries since the Programme began in 2010.

From 30 May – 2 June 2016 IFLA and the Philippine Librarians Association (PLAI) will host the Global BSLA meeting in Manila, Philippines.

The objectives of this meeting are to:

- Review and celebrate the outcomes and impact of the programme and projects from 2014 onwards;

- Support networking between associations and activities to support continued collaboration after participating in BSLA;

- Raise awareness about trends and factors that will influence the role of associations and potential for advocacy in the future;

- Review the programme overs its lifespan since 2010 to develop a future strategy and linkages with other IFLA programmes.

Represented IFLA LAC: Sueli Ferreira (IFLA LAC Chair), Alicia Ocaso (ABU), Ana Maria Talavera (CBP) and Adriana Betancur as trainers. To present their work on Colombia and Peru, involving more than 100 librarians in each, Marisol Reina (Ascolbi) and Ana Talavera (CBP), receiving editions of BSLA workshops.

Latin America and the Caribbean

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