Making your consortium sustainable: advocacy and communication Kristine Paberza State Agency “Culture Information Systems”...
State Agency  “Culture Information Systems” (CIS) <ul><li>eIFL member – operating like a consortium in Latvia </li></ul><u...
Libraries in Latvia <ul><li>Latvian library system : </li></ul><ul><li>Latvian National Library </li></ul><ul><li>Latvian ...
Advocacy - WHAT <ul><li>Many definition s  of advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Important to have a common understanding of what ...
Advocacy - WHY eIFL.net General Assembly 2009  Alexandria, Egypt, 18-22 November, 2009
Advocacy - HOW eIFL.net General Assembly 2009  Alexandria, Egypt, 18-22 November, 2009
Advocacy - WHO eIFL.net General Assembly 2009  Alexandria, Egypt, 18-22 November, 2009
“ Father’s Third Son” advocating for 874 public libraries in Latvia eIFL.net General Assembly 2009  Alexandria, Egypt, 18-...
<ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>eIFL.net General Assembly 2009  Alexandria, Egypt, 18-22 November, 2009
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  1. 1. Making your consortium sustainable: advocacy and communication Kristine Paberza State Agency “Culture Information Systems” eIFL.net General Assembly 2009 Alexandria, Egypt, 18-22 November, 2009
  2. 2. State Agency “Culture Information Systems” (CIS) <ul><li>eIFL member – operating like a consortium in Latvia </li></ul><ul><li>Founded in result of reorganization of the Library Information Network Consortium </li></ul><ul><li>Subordinate institution of the Ministry of Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Scope – archives, libraries, museums (ALMs) </li></ul><ul><li>Mission – to help preserve and to provide access to knowledge and information by using modern ICT </li></ul>eIFL.net General Assembly 2009 Alexandria, Egypt, 18-22 November, 2009
  3. 3. Libraries in Latvia <ul><li>Latvian library system : </li></ul><ul><li>Latvian National Library </li></ul><ul><li>Latvian Academic Library </li></ul><ul><li>48 academic libraries </li></ul><ul><li>45 special libraries </li></ul><ul><li>864 public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Latvian Library for the Blind with </li></ul><ul><li>7 branches in regions </li></ul><ul><li>975 school libraries and 87 library belonging to professional education institutions </li></ul>eIFL.net General Assembly 2009 Alexandria, Egypt, 18-22 November, 2009 The Riga City Library (Bibliotheca Rigensis) was established in 1524 and it is considered to be one of the first public libraries in Europe !
  4. 4. Advocacy - WHAT <ul><li>Many definition s of advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Important to have a common understanding of what we mean by advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Advocacy is about a building power </li></ul><ul><li>Action to educate, engage and change </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing process aiming at change of attitudes, actions, policies and laws </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies and actions to elevate to decision makers the value of libraries, raise the profile of libraries with influential stakeholders, and influence decision-making </li></ul><ul><li>Libraries implement advocacy strategies to achieve their goals </li></ul><ul><li>Library consortiums are helping libraries in their advocacy efforts </li></ul>eIFL.net General Assembly 2009 Alexandria, Egypt, 18-22 November, 2009
  5. 5. Advocacy - WHY eIFL.net General Assembly 2009 Alexandria, Egypt, 18-22 November, 2009
  6. 6. Advocacy - HOW eIFL.net General Assembly 2009 Alexandria, Egypt, 18-22 November, 2009
  7. 7. Advocacy - WHO eIFL.net General Assembly 2009 Alexandria, Egypt, 18-22 November, 2009
  8. 8. “ Father’s Third Son” advocating for 874 public libraries in Latvia eIFL.net General Assembly 2009 Alexandria, Egypt, 18-22 November, 2009 CONSORTIUM LEVEL ADVOCACY TARGETS
  9. 9. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul>eIFL.net General Assembly 2009 Alexandria, Egypt, 18-22 November, 2009

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