The Section on Management of Library Associations (MLAS) includes dynamic leaders from library associations who seek to advocate for the interests, aspirations and concerns of the library associations represented among IFLA members.

The mission of the Management of Library Associations Section (MLAS) is to build and support strong, well-managed library associations.

MLAS addresses needs and promotes interests of all types and sizes of library associations and brings together staff and elected leaders and representatives of these associations to:

  • Foster and improve leadership skills,
  • Share experiences,
  • Develop useful publications and to offer relevant workshops, seminars and programmes,
  • Support IFLA’s Core Programmes,
  • Advocate within IFLA for the promotion and development of effective library and library association practices worldwide.

MLAS present open sessions and satellite meetings at the annual IFLA Congress and partner with other IFLA groups to present and lead sessions.

This unit is sponsoring the New Professionals Special Interest Group, and Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group.
This unit is part of the Professional Division C.