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Director presantation

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

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