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  • 1. PLA’s vision on‘Career development of LISprofessionals and overallimprovement of libraries inPakistan’Prof. Dr. Khalid MahmoodPresidentPakistan Library Association (Headquarters)
  • 2. Library legislation and policyprovisions Standards for libraries Legislation for public libraries Library foundations Service structure for librarians of public sector Recommendations for librarians of private sector Policies on weeding, write off and book losses, etc.
  • 3. Job market for librarians Survey of vacant positions in federal, provincial and local public and private organizations Advertisement of vacant positions Quality and usability of pre-service education Balance between demand and supply of librarians Separate positions for LIS teaching in colleges Encourage colleges to teach LIS to create
  • 4. Career development oflibrarians Need based in-service training programs Scholarships and travel grants for MPhil and PhD studies Seminars and conferences for information and experience sharing Mentoring programs Professional attachment programs Identification and documentation of good practice models in libraries
  • 5. Uplifting social image Respond positively to changes in reading and information seeking of the society Publicity of library services and librarians’ activities (Print and electronic media) Improve communication within library community and with the society (email discussion groups, chatting, social media)
  • 6. Action plan Enhanced focus on PLA membership Committees within PLA headquarters and branch councils Involvement of PLA members inside and outside Pakistan especially senior members Help from HEC, Department of Libraries, PASTIC, Punjab Library Foundation, Directorate of Libraries, other federal and provincial departments Help from LIS schools and eminent libraries Help from sister organizations within and outside LIS