IFLA is now developing a coherent series of training modules for competence building in the library associations. The main focus is advocacy – or the power to mobilize people, politicians, parties and governments at all levels to support libraries – based on their results.
Stuart invited our section to develop a learning module on the collection and use of statistics within that framwork.The module should be developed during the next year (09-10). Fiona will be our link to the IFLA HQ.
We are going ahead with this, of course. I take it for granted that the important work done by the section on global statistics for libraries, in cooperation with Unesco, during the last few years, will be integrated with the educational project.
The section will meet again today to discuss the next steps.