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Association Activities

Primary aims and objectives

  • to define the national, global, cultural-political statements in the field of public libraries;
  • to foster communication with the competent ministry and government offices by developing a policy statement about the future of libraries and library information system, and  shaping the professional views by drafting library and information science legislation and regulations;
  • to monitor the implementation of library and information science legislation and regulations and the norms and standards for public libraries;
  • to monitor the status problems of public libraries;
  • to monitor the development and funding of public libraries;
  • to promote and enforce appropriate evaluation of library work;
  • to cooperate with the National and University Library (NUK) and Institute of Information Science (IZUM);
  • to collaboratively promote and advocate for the  mutual interests of public libraries to the state and local communities, and to endeavour to work in partnership with their representatives;
  • to ensure the enforcement of the autonomous status of the public library directors in the relationship towards other library employees and public library founders;
  • to ensure a relevant legal, social and status position of the public library directors and other public library employees.

In 2013 the Association has published a strategic document The Slovenian Public Libraries for the Future: The Slovenian Public Libraries Development Strategy 2013-2020 together with the analysis of the present conditions and environments of Slovenian Libraries in 2012.
The Slovenian Public Libraries Development Strategy 2013-2020

A short brochure includes four strategic priorities with descriptions.
The brochure

The Association seeks to fulfil these aims and objectives through

  • holding regular meetings, workshops, roundtables, events and visits to support personal and professional development and provide opportunities to meet others working in libraries and other relevant areas;
  • offering continuing education programmes on a variety of topics;
  • monitoring, communicating and participating in the development of the cultural policy, legislation, regulations and professional issues, and shaping views, opinions  and suggestions on the issues discussed;
  • publishing professional publications in accordance with regulations;
  • recommending candidates for awards and certificates of honour in the library sector.