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  • 1. Co-operation and Collaboration for better results Upali Amarasiri Director – NILIS Capacity Building Workshop for SLLA Office bearers 2009/10 9th August 2009
  • 2. How to measure our success
    • Our ability to help the profession and win the admiration of librarians
    • Our ability to educate others on our importance and strength
    • Our ability to voice professional concerns thro effective channels
    • Our ability to launch multi-projects at different levels simultaneously
  • 3.
    • Our ability to turn our professional issues to national/developmental issues
    • Our ability to get in to the ‘national conscience’
    • Our ability to win friends and supporters
    • Our ability to use others’ platforms for our own purpose
  • 4. Why co-operation?
    • SLLA doesn’t have a strong resource base
    • As a result it can launch only a handful of projects on its own (past record)
    • Big/medium/small projects need resources
    • Co-operations & collaboration with others is one way to overcome the problem
    • Partners provide institutional mechanism & other vital resources
    • We can provide the expertise, our library network, recognition etc.
    • Win-win situation for both parties
  • 5. How to become an attractive partner? Advertise Our strength
    • High universal ideals we represent
    • Backing of an array of international associations, institutions
    • Role of information in development drive
    • Friends at high places
    • Numerical strength
    • University and higher educational library network across a vital sector
  • 6.
    • Special/research library network covering important institutions
    • School library network in the education sector
    • Public library network at the grass root level
    • Other library services in crucial/strategic areas
    • Publicity material, quality resource personnel, good web site, planned advocacy Programmes
    • Efficient media handling
  • 7. What’s co-operation
    • Co-operate with our international/regional organizations
    • Co-operate with the relevant ministries
    • Co-operate with major institutions in the field – NLDSB, NLDC, NSF etc-
    • Co-operate with other relevant bodies – Public & private sectors, foreign agencies, NGOs, etc-
    • With our own theme, SLLA can be the leading partner
    • With others’ events, SLLA can be the co-partner
  • 8. Join major events/project with high reputation/recognition
    • Millennium Development Goals
    • Information literacy, IT literacy
    • North, East Development Drive
    • Poverty alleviation
    • ‘ Thaarunayata hetak (future for the youths)
    • ‘ Mathata Tita’ (Movement against alcoholism)
    • Women empowerment
    • Nature conservation
    • Freedom of information
  • 9.
    • National Reading month
    • Word Books and copyright day
    • World telecommunication day
    • National Library week
    • Public library week
    • Human right day etc. etc. etc.
  • 10. Develop a circle of strong powerful friends
    • Politicians
    • Well known academics
    • Religions Dignitaries
    • Well known writers
    • Media personnel
    • Other
    • Get their assistance
  • 11. Things to avoid
    • Compromise professional standards
    • Negotiate with ‘poor relation’ image
    • Not to try ‘re-invent the wheel’; Study what we (our profession) has done earlier and proceed from there
    • Oblivion to the success of other LIS bodies
    • Unnecessary competition with LIS institutions
    • Ignoring the success of the other LIS institutions
    • Trying too many things with out proper plans
  • 12. Thank you