Commonwealth Library Association (COMLA)

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History

21 Nov 1972, Lagos (Nigeria), as a Commonwealth Professional Association (CPA), previously Organisation of Commonwealth Associations (OCA), to increase cooperation 'as an important component of the developmental process'. Constitution amended: 17-19 Nov 1975, Jamaica; 29-30 Sep 1979, Fiji; 2-3 Apr 1990, Malta.

Aims

Support and encourage the development of library associations in the Commonwealth; forge, maintain and strengthen professional links between librarians; promote the status and education of librarians and the reciprocal recognition of qualifications in librarianship; improve and initiate library and information research projects; foster and improve the management of library associations; further technical developments of libraries and information centres.

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Activities

Working parties (3): mutual recognition of educational qualifications; attachments, internships; development of rural library services. Seminars/workshops (9): training for librarianship in the Commonwealth; research methodology; training non-professional staff in libraries; information for development; electronic systems for libraries; bibliography; impact of automation on library administration; government special libraries; libraries and community resource centres in rural areas and small island States of the Commonwealth. Councils; Executive Committee meetings; regional workshops and training seminars organized by Regional Councils with a member organization as host, including in association with related regional organizations such as ACURIL, CONSAL, SCOPAL, SCECSAL and PIC.

Structure

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Languages

English.

Staff

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Financing

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 2 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 5 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 55 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Information
    • Libraries

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education

UIA Org ID

C4038

Last News Received

2009
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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