Presentation on theme: "LIASA LEADING THE PROFESSION IN SOUTH AFRICA Naomi Haasbroek President BSLA Stakeholder Meeting 18-19 November 2010."— Presentation transcript:
LIASA LEADING THE PROFESSION IN SOUTH AFRICA Naomi Haasbroek President BSLA Stakeholder Meeting 18-19 November 2010
LIASA leading the profession Introduction LIASA LIASA Leading the profession Critical issues & challenges Vision for LIASA The Future
LIASA Beginnings Structure Vision Mission Role of LIASA Achievements Stakeholder relationships Towards the future
LIASA Beginnings July 1997 New body to unify the LIS profession in South Africa To speak as one voice
LIASA Structure & Management 10 Branches 10 Interest Groups Membership Representative Council Executive Committee ◦ President, President-Elect, Secretary, PRO, Treasurer plus 4 additional members Constitution
Vision The Association strives to unite, develop and empower all people in the library and information field into an organization that will provide dynamic leadership and that will transform, develop and support library and information services for all the people in South Africa.
Mission The Association advocates and supports the provision of efficient, user-oriented and excellent library and information services and aspires to provide all communities (literate and illiterate) in South Africa with equitable access to information. To this end, the Association represents the interests of, and seeks to promote the welfare and development of, library and information workers and agencies.
Role of LIASA Provide leadership Advocate for libraries Official voice for LIS in South Africa To ensure LIS is firmly on the national agenda
Achievements of LIASA Established office & staffing Stable finances Securing grants and funding SALW Annual Conference Partnerships Awards Publications Website CICD
Stakeholder Relationships Strategic Partnerships Funders and sponsors International Relationships
International Relationships Carnegie Corporation IFLA FLA Goethe Institut US Embassy ALA World Libraries Campaign ◦ @ your library
L eadership Statutory status ** Training Membership ** Funding ** Marketing & Advocacy ** SALW Annual Conference Good Governance Priorities
Critical issues Decline of the profession Shortage of qualified librarians Lack of school libraries Proposed Protection of Information Bill
Challenges Membership retention and recruitment Financial sustainability Development of future leadership
Presidential Theme Into the future: Mapping the way forward through leadership, advocacy and growth. Key ◦ Leadership Dynamic Bold Relevant
Leading LIASA Vision Providing direction Strategic leadership Motivating Inspiring Strong, effective and relevant Association Association of choice
LIASA leading the profession LIASA should provide dynamic leadership to the LIS profession in South Africa Are we doing that? How do we do that? We have to do that!
Characteristics of leaders for LIASA Visionary Fearlessness Commitment Passion Self-discipline Confidence Advocate People-skills Team players Communicators Energy Stamina Socially aware
The Future for LIASA Providing bold leadership for the profession Statutory status Association of choice & membership growth Development of future leaders for LIASA Stronger Branches Review of Structure Stakeholder Relationships Training