ERIC Number: ED349997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
IFLA's Core Programme for the Advancement of Librarianship in the Third World--ALP.
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, The Hague (Netherlands).
This brochure provides information on the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) core program for the Advancement of Librarianship in the Third World (ALP), which was launched in 1984 to further the library profession, library institutions, and library and information services in less developed countries. Program objectives are summarized, and goals and plans for 1992-97 are discussed. Within the Special ALP areas the goals are: (1) to assist library staff, library schools, and library associations in education and training programs; (2) to promote the establishment and development of library and information services to the public with particular attention to the needs of rural and urban marginal areas; and (3) to encourage greater involvement and identification of libraries with literacy work. The ALP International Focal Point located at Uppsala University Library in Sweden, and IFLA's Division of Regional Activities with its three regional offices for Africa, Asia and Oceania, and Latin America and the Caribbean are described. Guidelines for ALP project applications are provided, including information about project areas, relevant criteria, necessary information to be submitted, and the annual procedure and schedule for project handling. A directory of IFLA headquarters and ALP offices is included. (MES)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions, The Hague (Netherlands).