29 April 2011
Third BSLA workshop in Ukraine held for heads of institutional members
The Ukrainian Library Association’s (ULA) third workshop in the Building Strong Library Associations programme was held April 11-13, 2011 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Led by national trainer Valentyna Pashkova assisted by the ULA Executive Director Yaroslava Soshynska, the workshop brought together 16 directors of ULA institutional members that represented national, regional, city public, university and medical libraries. The ULA is participating in BSLA in partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Libraries Initiative, Bibliomist and the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv.
During the workshop, the participants worked through the modules Library Associations in Society, Building Your Library Association and Developing Strategic relationships to develop their strategic implementation skills and strengthen partnerships. “I plan to use the knowledge gained delivering training to librarians and to be more active in engaging librarians to ULA,”- underlined one of the participants after the workshop. Another participant said that the program of the workshop was intensive and full of useful information and knowledge and she was pleased with the high quality of the training materials provided. “Due to the workshop and its materials institutional members will act more professionally in planning, attracting members, and working with partners,” – noted another librarian after the workshop.
More information about the Building Strong Library Associations programme is available on the IFLA website, and more information about the Ukrainian Library Association’s participation is available in their country report.