About the Management of Library Associations Section

MLAS in Athens, August 2019.

Within IFLA, the Section on Management of Library Associations advocates for the interests, aspirations and concerns of the library associations that are represented among IFLA members. There is a continuum of resources available to library associations: some have paid staff and others are run by volunteers, both possessing a wide range of experience and expertise. The Section addresses the needs and promotes interests of all types and sizes of library associations and brings together staff and elected leaders and representatives of these associations to:

  • foster and improve leadership skills;
  • share experiences;
  • develop useful publications and to offer workshops. seminars and programmes that address their needs and interests;
  • support IFLA's Core Programmes;
  • advocate within IFLA for the promotion and development of effective library and library association practices worldwide.

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Mailing Lists


Management of Library Associations Section mailing list

MLAS-L is a primary communication channel for the section to communicate with association representatives around the world. It is used for distributing important information to subscribers, particularly calls for action by members on IFLA's advocacy initiatives. It is also a forum for discussion of topics of importance to those responsible for managing library and information associations.

Note: MLAS-L is open to anyone with an interest in the work of the section; it is necessary to subscribe to the list to send a receive messages (restricted to subscribers).


Management of Library Associations Section Standing Committee mailing list

MLAS-SC is used for communication between Management of Library Association Section Standing Committee members.

Note: MLAS-SC is a closed list (restricted to MLAS Standing Committee members

Management of Library Associations

Last update: 13 January 2020