Pakistan Library Association

PAKISTAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION

Library

Aims & Objectives

Article 3 of the Constitution reveals AIMS & OBJECTS of the association as under:-

3.1       The Association shall work for:-

                        i.    The establishment of a comprehensive library service throughout Pakistan.

ii.    The promotion of better organization of libraries by arranging technical advice and assistance to library authorities,

iii.   The promotion of study and research in library science and dissemination of  information  about  current  trends,  theories  and  practices  in  the  field  of  librarianship.

iv.   The improvement of the status and professional standing of library workers and for safeguarding their interests, and

v.   For such other ends as will further the cause of libraries and librarians of Pakistan.

 

 3.2      The Association shall act as a Liaison between Pakistani organizations of similar aims and objects and those outside Pakistan 

and shall arrange for mutual co-operation.

   ‚ÄčIn pursuance of aims and objective declared in the constitution , association is working :-

  1. To promote the better orginization of libraries by arranging technical advice and assistance to library authorities.
  2. To improve study and research in library and information science and to disseminate information about current trends, theories and practices in the field of librarianship.
  3. To improve the status and professional standing of library professional and to safeguard their interests.
  4. For the development and improvement of the library services, the library professionals and the librarianship itself to enhance their social image and to ensure respectful survival in the society.
  5. To promote the library profession and improve social acceptance and the legal, administrative and financial support for the professionals to perform their role effectively.
  6. For such other ends as well further the cause of libraries and librarians of Pakistan.

Future Plans

  1. All professional staff working in various academic institutions (Universities, Colleges, Schools, Medical colleges, Technical Institutes etc) should be declared as teaching staff at par with the teaching staff in respect of pay, allowances, technical pay etc. and the status of professional staff should be equal to faculty members.
  2. The nomenclature of different posts of librarians should be standardized.
  3. All vacancies of librarians in Sindh Government and Private Sector should be filled.
  4. Training opportunities will be provided to librarians within country and out side the country.
  5. Library Science as an optional subject at inter and B. A. level will be introduced in all colleges and the post of lecturer should be created.
  6. To promote the library activities and librarianship the PLA will organized different workshops, seminars, conferences, book fairs, book day, library day, book launching ceremony and other activities in the province.
  7. Policy Framework, Legislation and Service Structure
  8. Continuing Education and Professional Development
  9. Public Relations and Image Building
  10. Research and Publications
  11. ICT Solutions and Services
  12. Career Counseling and Placement
  13. Women LIS Professionals’ Empowerment
  14. Logistics & Events Management
  15. Fund Raising and Financial Resources Mobilization
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