Title: NALIP to improve library processesDate published: Wednesday, November 19, 2014
This news article announces the establishment of the Saint Lucia's National Association of Libraries and Information Professionals (NALIP). According to the article, this new library association has as its objectives to:
- revise library legislation,
- provide training and development for its members
- improve library processes on the island
- develop partnerships and affiliations with national, regional and international associations to help boost the local association.
Further background is provided about NALIP including:
- when it was formed (March 12 with the election of its executive body)
- its establishment of five working committees—(editorial, fund raising/social, National Library and Information Week, professional development, and a public awareness and advocacy committee)
- its establishment of an advisory committee of experienced information professionals to provide technical advice in support of the association and its mandate.
Mentioned in the article is the inaugural work that NALIP will undertake including:
- hosting a general meeting on Dec. 3 at the Central Library with all information professionals during which the association’s constitution will be presented by the executive.
- formalizing membership with members from libraries, archive services, museums, and government, corporate and other information units.
The National Association of Libraries and Information Professionals aims to revise legislation, form affiliations and provide training and development for its members.
A new library association was formed recently with the aim of improving library processes on the island.
The National Association of Libraries and Information Professionals (NALIP), Saint Lucia, was formed on March 12 with the election of an executive body of information professionals.
The strategic goals of the organization, over a two-year period, include a revision of the current library legislation, the provision of professional development and training for members, and the development of partnerships/affiliations with national, regional and international associations to help boost the local association.