Conference Session 138

Building strong library associations: results from the first six country projects

Action for Development through Libraries Programme (ALP)

Congress track 2: Policy, strategy and advocacy.

14 August 2012 13:45 - 15:45 | Room: Session Room 1 | SI

Strategies to engage with politicians, stakeholders, and to sustain associations into the future will be presented by IFLA ALP and representatives of BSLA projects during this special session highlighting the results of the first two years of the BSLA programme.

Associations will share how they have used BSLA in practice to advocate on behalf of the profession, increase membership, improve communication and work towards stronger library communities. Opportunities to make use of the programme's materials and strategies for ongoing sustainability of the programme will be discussed.

Speakers will include representatives of IFLA ALP, trainers, and associations participating in the programme.

  • Introduction to the programme, launch of the impact report
    FIONA BRADLEY (IFLA ALP Programme Coordinator)
  • BSLA programme - New opportunities for association success and sustainability
    ALINA JASKŪNIENĖ and AIRIDA SAMAVIČIENĖ (Lithuanian Librarians' Association, Vilnius, Lithuania)
  • The Building Strong Library Associations Program in Ukraine
    VALENTYNA PASHKOVA (Ukrainian Library Association, Kyiv, Ukraine)
  • Botswana Library Association 2010 - 2012
    KGOMOTSO F. RADIJENG (Botswana Library Association, Gaborone, Botswana)
  • Lebanese Library Association
    FAWZ ABDULLAH (Lebanese Library Association, Beirut, Lebanon)
  • Colegio de Bibliotecólogos del Perú - CBP Report on BSLA Programme
    ANA MARÍA TALAVERA IBARRA (Colegio de Bibliotecólogos del Perú, Lima, Peru)
  • BSLA in Cameroon
    ALIM GARGA and ROSEMARY SHAFACK (National Assembly of Cameroon, Yaounde, Cameroon)
  • BSLA: the trainer's perspective

Last update: 7 August 2012