Introducing IAALD Some slides for JAALD 28 January 2006 Peter Ballantyne
Vision <ul><li>the leading global community of practice for information specialists* in agriculture and related discipline...
Mission <ul><li>IAALD  enables its members  to create, capture, access and disseminate information to achieve a more produ...
What we do <ul><li>IAALD  connects  agricultural information specialists worldwide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>providing platfor...
What we do <ul><li>IAALD  communicates  and advocates the value of knowledge and information to its members and others </l...
<ul><li>… to be properly knowledgeable, the centres and the peripheries need to be in conversations with the other … </li>...
How we operate <ul><li>Executive Committee 2005-2010 </li></ul><ul><li>World Congresses </li></ul><ul><li>Chapters (china,...
Priorities <ul><li>Strengthen the membership base </li></ul><ul><li>Engage the members </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate profes...
Some plans <ul><li>Africa Conference, May 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>World Congress in Japan, 2008 (?) </li></ul><ul><li>World...
The New Committee <ul><li>Peter Ballantyne (The Netherlands) </li></ul><ul><li>Vielka Chang-Yau (Panama) </li></ul><ul><li...
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Introducing IAALD: Some slides for JAALD

  1. 1. Introducing IAALD Some slides for JAALD 28 January 2006 Peter Ballantyne
  2. 2. Vision <ul><li>the leading global community of practice for information specialists* in agriculture and related disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>* people and institutions who are professionally involved in creating, capturing, accessing, or disseminating information and knowledge concerning agriculture and rural development </li></ul>
  3. 3. Mission <ul><li>IAALD enables its members to create, capture, access and disseminate information to achieve a more productive and sustainable use of the world’s land, water, and renewable natural resources and contribute to improved livelihoods of rural communities </li></ul>
  4. 4. What we do <ul><li>IAALD connects agricultural information specialists worldwide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>providing platforms and spaces for information dissemination, exchange, knowledge sharing, and learning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IAALD convenes agricultural information specialists worldwide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>organising meetings and catalyzing dialogue among all agricultural information stakeholders </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What we do <ul><li>IAALD communicates and advocates the value of knowledge and information to its members and others </li></ul><ul><ul><li>improving the status and practice of agricultural information management and dissemination </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IAALD collaborates with members and other partner organisations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>facilitating educational and other opportunities across agricultural information communities </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>… to be properly knowledgeable, the centres and the peripheries need to be in conversations with the other … </li></ul><ul><li>Wendell Berry </li></ul>Convening and connecting
  7. 7. How we operate <ul><li>Executive Committee 2005-2010 </li></ul><ul><li>World Congresses </li></ul><ul><li>Chapters (china, central/east europe) </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Sisters’ (jaald, usain, aibda, fita’s, …) </li></ul><ul><li>Website: www.iaald.org </li></ul><ul><li>Listserver @ University Arizona </li></ul><ul><li>Weblog: http://iaald.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Quarterly Journal </li></ul><ul><li>Members (institutions, individuals, students) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Priorities <ul><li>Strengthen the membership base </li></ul><ul><li>Engage the members </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate professional development for members </li></ul><ul><li>Expand and deepen partnerships and alliances </li></ul><ul><li>Hold events and workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Inform and communicate with members and the wider agricultural information community </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a sound organizational financial base </li></ul><ul><li>Reorganise the IAALD business practices </li></ul>
  9. 9. Some plans <ul><li>Africa Conference, May 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>World Congress in Japan, 2008 (?) </li></ul><ul><li>World Congress in France, 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in regional meetings of ‘sisters’ </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AIBDA Mexico 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>USAIN USA 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>AFITA India 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IFLA Korea 2006 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Collaboration with ‘sisters’ and chapters? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>China, Central/east Europe, Japan, Latin America, USA, ‘FITA’s’, Forestry, Fisheries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Joint memberships </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development ? certification? </li></ul>
  10. 10. The New Committee <ul><li>Peter Ballantyne (The Netherlands) </li></ul><ul><li>Vielka Chang-Yau (Panama) </li></ul><ul><li>Debbie Currie (USA) </li></ul><ul><li>Michal Demes (Hungary) </li></ul><ul><li>Elizabeth Dodsworth (UK) </li></ul><ul><li>Elizabeth Goldberg (Italy) </li></ul><ul><li>Toni Grieder (USA) </li></ul><ul><li>Barbara Hutchinson (USA) </li></ul><ul><li>Nick Maliha (Syria) </li></ul><ul><li>H.V. Mote (India) </li></ul><ul><li>Dorothy Mukhebi (Kenya) </li></ul><ul><li>Shuchun Pan (China) </li></ul><ul><li>Takashi Nagatsuka (Japan) </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Rudgard (Italy) </li></ul>

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