Joint IFLA IASL Workshop on School Libraries

Advocacy for School Libraries

When

24 August 2013

Where

Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Description

Jointly organized by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Section on School Libraries with the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL), and hosted by the Department of Library and Information Science at the University of Malaya, this workshop seeks to examine ways and means of enhancing advocacy efforts for school libraries.

Jointly organized by the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Section on School Libraries with the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL), and hosted by the Department of Library and Information Science at the University of Malaya, this workshop seeks to examine ways and means of enhancing advocacy efforts for school libraries.

There is a great need to advocate for school libraries. In the real world, the resources available are finite. Every day, people are pleading their cases before policy makers and resource allocators to give priority to their needs and causes. School libraries need to do so too, or run the risk of being left out when the time comes to make decisions.  This workshop seeks to examine ways and means of further advocating for school libraries.

Participants will

  • Become aware of the need for advocacy for school libraries
  • Become familiar with selected advocacy tools and techniques, including the IFLA-IASL Project, School Libraries on the Agenda
  • Share ideas and experiences drawn from best practices and lessons learned in advocacy effort
  • Develop a preliminary advocacy program for school libraries in participants’ own institutions, regions or countries.

At the end of the workshop, it is expected that participants will have further developed their capacity for advocacy, which they can use to implement advocacy efforts in their own institutions, regions or countries.

Full details and booking arrangements are available on the website.

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Last update: 5 December 2017