Key Initiative 2: International Leaders Programme


Capacity building to raise the voice of the profession nationally, regionally and internationally 

This Initiative has two components:

1. The IFLA International Leaders Programme, designed to create opportunities, within a structured and appropriately resourced programme, for emerging leaders to participate in IFLA’s role in the international librarianship environment; the programme draws together existing and new opportunities, in partnership with IFLA’s professional units and external organisations;

In 2013 – 2014 priority will be given to:

  • practical applications for the Leaders Associates projects;
  • representation and advocacy opportunities for Leaders Associates;
  • impact assessment and review of the Programme.

2. The Building Strong Library Associations Programme (BSLA) offers a strategic and coordinated approach to capacity building and sustainability of library associations. The programme benefits associations, libraries, and their communities.

In 2013 – 2015 priority will be given to:

  • capacity building projects at the regional level and with the additional aim to cascade capacity building at national levels within the region through 3 year programmes;
  • small projects designed by participants to generate innovation in association capacity building;
  • expanding the BSLA online platform to support regional collaboration.

Last update: 1 October 2014