Module 1: Library Associations in Society: An overview
The aim of this module is to provide the context for the role that library associations can play in society and what makes a successful library association. This module provides references to internationally approved documents, statements and manifestos, drawn mainly from the United Nations, UNESCO and IFLA.
One day workshop. Length and topics can be customised.
TOPIC 1: PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, THE ROLE OF LIBRARIES, AND LIBRARIANS
1.1.1 Learning Objectives
1.1.2 What is a professional association?
1.1.3 Professional association goals and mission
1.1.4 Professional association or union?
1.1.5 Who do library associations represent?
1.1.6 The role and importance of libraries and librarians
1.1.7 The role of librarians and supporters
1.1.8 Library associations adding value
1.1.9 Association functions and strategies
1.1.10 Types of library associations
1.1.11 Associations operating ethically
TOPIC 2: CONTEXTUAL FACTORS FOR LIBRARY ASSOCIATIONS
1.2.1 Learning objectives
1.2.2 Introduction to contextual factors
1.2.3 Influential organisations – UNESCO
1.2.4 Influential Organisations - International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
1.2.5 Frameworks and standards
1.2.6 Challenges and changes in the profession
1.2.7 The changing information society
1.2.8 Difficult economic times
1.2.9 The challenges of the changing environment
1.2.10 Suggested priorities for the coming years
1.2.12 Getting involved
1.2.13 Features of a successful library association
1.2.14 Sustaining your association
1.2.15 Review session
ACTION PLAN AND EVALUATION
Last update: 5 October 2012