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Strategic Area - Advocacy 2015 - 2018

Objective Activities Priority Responsibility Timelines
Promote the needs of libraries in the rural and remote areas of Myanmar Undertake a campaign to advocate to government and the public for the need for a properly funded village library service High EC 2015

Strategic Area – Education and Training 2015 - 2018

Objective Activities Priority Responsibility Timelines
To support the professional development of librarians and provide library education to all communities Create a forum for identifying the challenges and opportunities that are common to all libraries and sharing the experiences. High Education & training sub-committee 2014
To support the professional development of librarians and provide library education to all communities Expand training to support and ensure for the development of libraries and professional skills for the members High Education & training sub-committee 2014

Strategic Area - Programs and Activities 2015 - 2018

Objective Activities Priority Responsibility Timelines
To raise the profile of the MLA through new programs and activities Establish a program for the reenergizing school libraries, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and other partnerships High EC 2015
To raise the profile of the MLA through new programs and activities Mount exhibitions, such as an exhibition of old and rare newspapers. High EC 2015
To raise the profile of the MLA through new programs and activities Develop training programs for librarians working in village and community libraries. High EC 2015
To raise the profile of the MLA through new programs and activities Hosting CONSAL Conference in Myanmar High EC 2015
To raise the profile of the MLA through new programs and activities Establish a program for the preservation and management of palm leaf manuscripts, in collaboration with other Myanmar libraries and cultural institutions High EC 2015

Strategic Area - Communications 2015 - 2018

Objective Activities Priority Responsibility Timelines
To improve communication, co-operation and sharing of information between EC members. Establish a group email address for easy dissemination of information by email to EC members. High EC 2015
To improve communication, co-operation and sharing of information between EC members. Establish a group discussion list of EC members to encourage discussion on issues currently being considered by the EC. High Membership Affairs Sub-committee 2015
To improve communication, co-operation and sharing of information between EC members. Collect postal addresses and email addresses of EC members for sharing of information. High EC 2015

Strategic Area - Membership 2015 - 2018

Objective Activities Priority Responsibility Timelines
To improve the levels of professional membership of the MLA Organize more activities of interest to members and develop programs to interest new and potential members, such as workshops, study tours, and training programs High EC 2014
To improve the levels of professional membership of the MLA Set benchmarks for the growth in membership for each year, with targets for new members and for member retention. Medium Memberships Affairs Sub-committee 2015

Strategic Area - Governance 2015 - 2018

Objective Activities Priority Responsibility Timelines
To plan the long-term activities of the MLA and share this with stakeholders 1. Draft a strategic plan for the future activities of the MLA, and disseminate to members and other stakeholders. High EC 2017
To develop the capacity of the MLA to undertake a range of activities 1. Review the MLA EC Committee structure and change sub-committees if not appropriate to the activities of the Association. High EC 2015
To plan the long-term activities of the MLA and share this with stakeholders 2. Publicize the MLA Strategic Plan in MLA newsletter and through other communication channels. Medium Publications & Public Relations Sub-Committee 2015

Strategic Area - Partnerships & Fundraising 2015 - 2018

Objective Activities Priority Responsibility Timelines
Improve status and achievements of MLA through the development of strategic partnerships 1. Develop a partnership plan which maps desired outcomes with potential partners 2. Identify potential partnerships within Myanmar and with foreign organizations. 3. Make contact with other Library Associations in the region and discuss possible joint projects High EC 2015
Build up MLA capacity through a focused fundraising campaign 1. Plan a fund-raising campaign and identify potential funders and other supporters. 2. Identify and develop business activities which the MLA can build up to generate income. 3. Target potential donors for a high priority fund-raising need and develop a fund-raising proposal. High Outreach and Fund raising Sub-committee 2015
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