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THE ALP CORE PROGRAMME

Programme for the Advancement of Librarianship (ALP)


TABLE OF CONTENTS  
  1. Programme Concept
  2. Programme Objective
  3. Programme Goals
  4. International Focal Point
  5. Projects
  6. Projects Proposals
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1. Programme Concept

The purpose of the Core Programme for the Advancement of Librarianship is to further the library profession, library institutions and library and information services in the less developed countries. It thus spans a wide spectrum of IFLA's activities and plays an important role within the organization as a catalyst for its developing countries activities. ALP particularly concentrates on issues which are of vital importance for the developing countrie and do not fall within the responsibility of the other Core Programmes.

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2.Programme Objective

The objective of ALP is:

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3. Programme Goals

The following goals are in the Medium Term Programme for 1992-1997:

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4. International Focal Point - IFP

The IFP is hosted by Uppsala University Library in Sweden. Its main tasks are to:

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5. Approved Projects

List of approved projects and planned activities in Latin América and the Caribbean:

  1. Project 7 - Creation of an Association of schools of librarianship in the South Cone countries (Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay) - responsible - one library school in each country; Coordinator - director of the School of Librarianship, University of Montevideo (Final report received in August/96 and available in the Clearinghouse)
  2. Project 36 - Attention to indigenous communities in Venezuela through public library services - responsible - Maria Elena Zapata and Elizabeth Monascal, Dirección de Redes Estatales de Bibliotecas Públicas, IABN (Final report received in October/96 and available in the Clearinghouse)
  3. Project 48 -Survey of National information resources and services in the member states of the OECS and review of plans for development - responsible - Ms. Sandra John, Network Manager, OECS Information Network (INFONET)(in progress)
  4. Project 306 - A.P.L.A. Advanced Course Library Personnel Aruba and the Netherlands Antilles - responsible - Victor Mathilda, Antillan Public Library Association (A.P.L.A.) (in progress)
  5. Project 313 - Regional meeting for specialists in library services in rural and semi-urban areas - responsible - Martha Fernandez de López and Anahí Baylón, Biblioteca Nacional de Perú. Eduardo Villanueva Mancilla, repr. IFLA/LAC (to be published by ALP)
  6. Project 316 - INFOBILA (continuation of Project 27 - Latin American Information and Librarianship. Prestudy) - responsible - Elsa M. Ramirez Leyva, Directora CUIB (in progress) .
  7. Project 318 - Feasibility study on the rescue of documents about/by ethnic groups in Central America - responsible - Alice Miranda, Vicedecana, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras CUIB (in progress)
  8. Project 320 -Latin American Seminar on library, reading and street-children - responsible Lic. Maria Trinidad Román, Centro Universitário de Investigaciones Bibliotecológicas, UNAM. (Final report received November/96 and available in the Clearinghouse)

Projects under consideration

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6. PROJECT PROPOSALS

under construction

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