BSLA Country Project: Ukraine

ULA Stakeholders and staff take part in a forum during the BSLA visit, July 2010

ULA Stakeholders and staff take part in a forum during the BSLA visit, July 2010

Association Profile

Ukrainian Library Association has over 1000 members, approximately 20 are collective and the rest individual from all regions of Ukraine. ULA structure encompasses 14 regional branches. The association is working on creating regional branches in all oblasts. The association was founded in 1990. 

Project Goals

  • Governance: Skilling people to carry forward the association's agenda to enhance the communication, collaboration, planning and financial skills of ULA board members and regional chapter heads.
  • Strategy, membership and awareness: Enhancing the vision of the association and communicating this to ULA members, non-members and its partners.
  • Advocacy and fundraising: To position. ULA as a key organization to represent libraries to national and local governments on issues of librarian salaries and status and library funding.

Staff at ULA Headquarters in Kyiv, July 2010

Staff at ULA Headquarters in Kyiv, July 2010

Project Team

Irinya Shevchenko, ULA President
Yaroslava Soshynska, Executive Director, ULA, In country facilitator
Yaroslava Tytarenko, Capacity Development Coordinator, IREX, In country facilitator
Gill Hallam, trainer
Valentyna Pashkova, ULA Vice-President, co-trainer
Fiona Bradley, ALP Programme Coordinator, IFLA

Ukraine, Building Strong Library Associations, BSLA, ALP (Action for Development through Libraries Programme)

Last update: 15 December 2016