Public library advocacy IAWG meeting, Amsterdam, 2012
Activities related to PL Advocacy - PLIP Public Library Innovation Programme- spark innovative services to meet community needs Two levels: –Local & National –International
Activities related to PL advocacy – local & national Grants programme Grantee meetings and training Remote support
Activities related to PL advocacy - national Strategic research to understand perceptions of public libraries in Africa (6 countries) Perception study
Activities related to PL advocacy - national Follow up to research in 3 countries (Ghana, Kenya, Uganda): 1.public national presentations; 2.national and international publicity; 3.Africa awareness raising groups; 4.small grants to support innovation and AARG work Public presentation in Kenya
Activities related to PL advocacy - international Attending and making presentations at international non-librarians conferences Communicating public library contribution to agriculture, health, emplyment, education to sector blogs and forums such as FAO, HIFA2015, etc Internet Governance Forum (IGF) Dynamic Coalition Beyond Access Internet governance forum
RESULTS TO BE PROUD OF (PLIP) Results of grants programme first round grantees (12 projects, ended May 2011)
RESULTS TO BE PROUD OF (PLIP) Lithuania and Zambia projects are in intensive discussions with Ministries for funding to scale up nationaly Prime Minister of Lithuania visited the library
RESULTS TO BE PROUD OF (PLIP) Serbia and Macedonia have local authories eyes and ears -extra funding -extra staff -New libraries are being build Petition
RESULTS TO BE PROUD OF (PLIP) Mongolia legislation change for visualy impaired Social Welfare Law adopted in 2009, had a paragraph that says that White cane, Braille watch and a Tape recorder should be provided to the blind person once in 3 years. From July 1 the law says: every visually impaired will get DAISY Talking Book Player.
RESULTS TO BE PROUD OF (AARG) Involvement of non librarians Eager to speak up for libraries
Goals in 1 year Implementation of AARG activities; Results and impact of PLIP 2/PLIP Africa projects; Ongoing communication, raising awareness of public libraries profile.