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Thursday, 16 August 2012

Building strong library associations: Results from the first six countries’ projects

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BSLALibrary associations are key institutions in the library and information sector around the world. For the benefit of the countries where a library association is underdeveloped, the IFLA Action for Development through Libraries Programme (ALP) launched in 2010 a new programme called Building Strong Library Associations (BSLA). The BSLA programme is a comprehensive method for offering a strategic approach to capacity building and sustainability of library associations. During Tuesday’s session, associations shared how they have used BSLA in practice to advocate on behalf of the profession, increase membership, improve communication and work towards stronger library communities.

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