“Advocacy in Action! Success For Library Advocacy Worldwide” took place at the National Library of Malaysia on August 23, 2018.
This “satellite meeting” was organized by the Management of Library Associations Section (MLAS) of the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) ahead of the 2018 World Library and Information Congress (WLIC).
Slide presentations from “Advocacy in Action! Success For Library Advocacy Worldwide” are now available on the meeting webpage and also linked below.
While advocacy is a key role for many library associations, it can vary widely in terms of goals, scope, scale, style, method, reach and impact. This one-day workshop will feature a selection of library association advocacy programs from across the world that are inspiring and have been influential — whether advocating for the role of libraries in social development, education and literacy; for the support, resourcing and development of library strength and capacity within a country; or for the rights, freedoms and principles that enable equitable access to information in a complex, diverse and digital world.
Speakers will highlight successes, challenges and outcomes, sharing lessons and practices that could benefit any library association looking to strengthen its advocacy effectiveness. There will also be opportunities for attendees to showcase their own innovative uses of media, social media, promotional materials, member engagement, champions, other advocacy means; and the agenda will provide ample opportunity for participant questions and table discussions.
Presentations (All PDFs)
- Successful Advocacy in U.S.A
American Library Association
- Advocacy Actions of Laroc
Hau Ren Ke
Library Society of China (Taipei)
- Advocating Virtually
Canadian Association of Research Libraries
- Kenya Library Association Advocacy Plan
Constantine Matoke Nyamboga
Kenya Library Association
- Social Media – Cheap and Powerful
Rauha Maarno, Finnish Library Association