Vision statement


hagueAfter consultations with IFLA and members of the Section, the Working Group has now selected the week December 7-11 as the most suitable one for the expert meeting in Hague.

The picture comes from an art installation festival in Hague in September 2007.

This two day meeting will take place at the IFLA HQ.  We will be using IFLA’s Vision for Building Strong Library Associations as a general guide for our work with the training package.

Vision statement

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions vision for this programme is to enrich society and the library and information profession by building strong, sustainable library associations.

The training package will help library associations and their members increase their potential to:

  • improve services for library users
  • provide free access to information
  • evelop the library and information profession

through a series of modules that can be customised to accommodate different cultural, political, technological, social and other conditions.

Background comment

Library associations advocate on behalf of the profession and library users to the public and government. They may collect or organise statistics, impact evidence and case studies on behalf of libraries of all types, but in many countries this is primarily public libraries.

The training course would focus on the use of statistics for advocacy by library associations on behalf of public libraries and others, using global library statistics as a basis. This may also need to include a component on how public libraries are themselves trained to collect such statistics, and how to develop statistical measures to meet local needs.

Source: email from IFLA HQ, 8.9.09


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