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ERIC Number: ED207482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
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Feasibility of an IFLA Round Table on the Management of Library Associations.
Bowden, Russell
An examination of International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) activities since the adoption of the 1976 statutes reveals a globally expanding and dynamic organization using its membership of 139 associations to foster and promote library services and international library cooperation; however, no provision has been made for the national library associations to share their concerns about the management of both human and financial resources. Associations in developing and developed nations have problems, albeit differing in nature and magnitude, associated with the objectives of any professional organization: protection of the public using the members' professional services, promotion of professional activities, reaction to members' concerns, organization and administration of the associations, and operation as an advocate for professional services. It is recommended to the executive board that a Round Table on the Management of Library Associations be established within IFLA, for the purpose of providing a forum for those managing library associations to discuss common problems and issues facing these organizations. The membership should be open to representatives responsible for executive functions in library associations and institutions that are members of IFLA. (RAA)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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