Strengthening Library Associations in the South Caucasus: A Regional Workshop


(May 5-8 2001 Tbilisi, Georgia)


5 May 2001

14:30- 16:30 Training For Facilitators

18:00-20:00 Opening Dinner

6 May 2001

8:45-9:00 Welcome and Introduction

Opening Remarks From Herbert Yalowitz
U.S. Ambassador to Georgia

9:00-9:35 U.S. Keynote Address

Nancy Kranich, President, ALA

9:35-10:10 Georgian Keynote Addresses

Levan Berdzenishvili, National Librarian
Besiki Stivilia, President, AIS

10:10-10:40 Coffee Break

10:40-11:15 Armenian Keynote Address

Nerses Hayrapetyan, President, ALA

11:15-11:50 Azerbaijan Keynote Addresses

Halil Ismaylov, President, AzLA
Muzhgan Nazarova, Vice President, AzLA

11:50-12:30 Facilitated Discussion on Keynotes

Nancy Bolt, Facilitator

12:30-13:30 LUNCH

13:40-14:50 Strengthening Library Associations to Serve Members, Libraries and Society

Jordan Scepanski, Ann Symons, Sylva Manoogian

14:50-15:15 Coffee Break

15:15-16:45 Facilitated Group Discussions on Strengthening Library Associations

Muzhgan Nazarova, Satenik Avakian, Irina Chanturishvili, Facilitators

16:45-17:15 Summary of Group Discussion

19:00-21:00 Dinner

7 May 2001

9:00-10:00 Key Elements of an Advocacy Campaign

Nancy Bolt

10:00-10:30 Library Associations: The Importance of Advocacy and Sample Advocacy Initiatives (National Library Week, Library Legislative Day, Freedom of Information Day)

Nancy Kranich

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:00 Facilitated Group Discussion on Sample Advocacy Initiatives

U.S and Regional Facilitators

12:00-1:00 Lunch

13:00-14:25 Working with Government and Policy Makers

Nancy Davenport

14:25-14:50 Break

14:50-16:00 Facilitated Country Group Discussions on Possible Advocacy Activity

U.S and Regional Facilitators

19:00-21:00 Dinner

8 May 2001

8:30-10:30 Country Reports on Chosen Advocacy Project and Discussion of Regional Activity

Ann Symons, Facilitator

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-12:00 Discussion of Follow-up Assistance From the American Library Association

Michael Dowling

12:00-1:30 Farewell Lunch

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