IFLA Satellite Meeting

Advocacy in Action! Success for library advocacy worldwide

When: Thursday, August 23, 2018  
Time: 9:00-16:00 
Where: National Library of Malaysia, 232, Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur 
Sponsoring section: Management of Library Associations Section (MLAS
Registration is free (but seating is limited, so a maximum of 3 representatives from each country can be accepted)
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.
Everyone who is engaged in, or wishes to engage in, library advocacy is welcome! The detailed program will be available in early May.  For further information, please contact Michael Dowling, MLAS Chair, mdowling@ala.org