Module 2: Building Your Library Association

The aim of this module is to describe the basic components of a typical library association and discuss what needs to be put in place in order to establish and operate a successful association. This module uses practical references drawn from IFLA Management of Library Associations Section (MLAS) and other sources.

Three day workshop. Length and topics can be customised.

TOPIC 1: STRUCTURE AND GOVERNANCE
2.1.1 Learning Objectives
2.1.2 A Typical Association Structure
2.1.3 Organisational Structure
2.1.4 Structure, Design, Strategy
2.1.5 What is Governance?
2.1.6 Defining Governance
2.1.7 Constitutions, Charters, Policies and Procedures
2.1.8 Constitutions
2.1.9 Bylaws
2.1.10 Regulations

TOPIC 2: STRUCTURE AND GOVERNANCE IN ACTION
2.2.1 Learning Objectives
2.2.2 Introduction
2.2.3 Governing Boards
2.2.5 Delegation
2.2.6 Committees
2.2.7 Divisions and/or Branches
2.2.8 Member-initiated structures and Special Interest Groups
2.2.9 Developing committees or groups

TOPIC 3: LEADING THE ASSOCIATION
2.3.1 Learning Objectives
2.3.2 Key Association Positions
2.3.3 President
2.3.4 Executive Director/Secretary
2.3.5 What is Leadership?
2.3.6 Characteristics of a good leader

TOPIC 4: ASSOCIATION STAKEHOLDERS AND MEMBERS
2.4.1 Learning Objectives
2.4.2 Introduction
2.4.3 Stakeholders
2.4.4 Membership Services
2.4.5 Membership Categories
2.4.6 Membership Benefits
2.4.7 Membership Fees
2.4.8 Attracting members
2.4.9 Introducing a new service

TOPIC 5: PLANNING FOR THE ASSOCIATION
2.5.1 Learning Objectives
2.5.2 Direction
2.5.3 Vision Statement
2.5.4 Mission Statement
2.5.5 Strategic and Operational Plans
2.5.6 Planning Terminology
2.5.7 Typical Phases in Planning
2.5.8 Planning Example
2.5.9 Planning Guidelines
2.5.10 SWOT Analysis
2.5.11 Key Plans: Strategic and Operational Plans
2.5.12 Methods for sharing information about plans

TOPIC 6: RECRUITMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF PEOPLE
2.6.1 Learning Objectives
2.6.2 Introduction to People Management
2.6.3 A Systematic Approach
2.6.4 Defining Jobs and Roles
2.6.5 Application Forms
2.6.6 Recruitment Overview
2.6.7-9: Refer to Annex 9: People Management
2.6.10 Induction
2.6.11 Teamwork
2.6.12 Supervision and Performance Reviews
2.6.13 The Importance of Volunteers
2.6.14 Managing Volunteers

TOPIC 7: FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
2.7.1 Learning Objectives
2.7.2 Introduction
2.7.3 Components of a financial system
2.7.4 Funding Streams
2.7.5 What is a Budget?
2.7.6 Why Budget?
2.7.7 Allocation of Funds
2.7.8 Overheads Budget
2.7.9 Operational Budget
2.7.10 Capital Expenditure Budget
2.7.11 Managing Accounts
2.7.12 Internal Controls and Audit
2.7.13 Financial Reporting

TOPIC 8: EVALUATION AND IMPROVEMENT
2.8.1 Learning Objectives
2.8.2 Introduction
2.8.3 How to measure performance?

TOPIC 9: COMMUNICATION
2.9.1 Learning Objectives
2.9.2 Introduction
2.9.3 Who? What? How?

ACTION PLAN AND EVALUATION

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Dernière mise à jour: 5 octobre 2012