BSLA Workshop in Panama


20 – 22 April 2016


Biblioteca Nacional de Panamá & Rianade Granada Hotel, Panama City, Panama

IFLA will be represented by President-Elect Glòria Pérez-Salmerón, ALP Chair Loida Garcia-Febo, MLAS Chair Barbara Schleihagen and Fiona Bradley, Manager Development Programmes


Workshop purpose:

To encourage the active participation of Latin American libraries associations across the BSLA programme in Spanish and English, to achieve strengthened partnerships and committed to actions for development in each country. This will be offering the contents of BSLA especially facing four major aspects:

  1. BSLA and associations, with emphasis on its role in the development of libraries and the profession
  2. Advocacy
  3. Copyright
  4. the new objectives of sustainable development and the role of libraries and librarians in their achievement from 2015 to 2030

The workshop and follow-up activities will:

  • Reinforce inter-country networks and expertise to support development in the regions;
  • Increase understanding and adoption of IFLA policies and manifestos to support high quality library and information services;
  • Promote strong, credible associations that effectively represent the sector through improved leadership, governance, partnerships and membership;
  • Provide a foundation for sustained development and advocacy.


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IFLA Committee

  • Sueli Mara S. P. Ferreira, IFLA LAC Chair
  • Fiona Bradley, IFLA Manager Development Programmes
  • Barbara Schleihagen, IFLA MLAS Chair
  • Alicia Ocaso, ABU, IFLA LAC
  • Ana Maria Talavera, CBP, IFLA LAC

PANAMA Committee

  • Micdonia Quirós, ABP President
  • Octavio Castillo, Universidad de Panama
  • Guadalupe G. de Rivera, Biblioteca Nacional de Panama

Workshop, LDP (Library Development Programme), Associations, Panama, BSLA

Last update: 10 May 2016