BSLA Country Project: Lebanon

LLA board and stakeholders participate in a forum, June 2010

LLA board and stakeholders participate in a forum, June 2010

About the Association

The Lebanese Library Association (LLA) was founded in Beirut in 1960 with the aim of improving the standard of libraries and librarians and to encourage study and research on librarianship in Lebanon.

Since its founding the LLA has organized and held workshops, seminars, lectures and conferences to attain its objectives. It has also supported the exchange of experience and information among libraries and librarians so as to meet the standards on national and international levels.

LLA board and stakeholders participate in a forum, June 2010

LLA board and stakeholders participate in a forum, June 2010

Project Goals

  • Governance and structure: To revise LLA's bylaws, carry out strategic planning, restructure the association and to develop a code of ethics for librarians
  • Member involvement: To create committees to provide ways for more members to be involved in the association, and to recruit new members
  • Communication: To improve communications with members and potential members
  • Advocacy: To promote the profession and begin to raise the status of librarians within institutions

Project Team

Randa Al-Chidiac LLA, In-country facilitator
Dr. Fawz Abdallah, President LLA
Hilda Nassar, IFLA Asia and Oceania Section representative
Kay Raseroka, Trainer
Premila Gamage, Additional trainer and resource person
Fiona Bradley, ALP Programme Coordinator, IFLA

Lebanon, Building Strong Library Associations, BSLA, Asia and Oceania, ALP (Action for Development through Libraries Programme)

Last update: 15 December 2016