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Strategic Area - Programs and Activities 2019 - 2022

Objective Activities Priority Responsibility Timelines
To transform school libraries into vital learning space for both teachers and students, by improving information infrastructure. Inculcate the reading habit, and to enable students to build capacities for information and ICT literacy that support lifelong learning and creativity. Medium EC 2019
To transform school libraries into vital learning space for both teachers and students, by improving information infrastructure. Create uniquely designed and modernized libraries that include adequate book collections, technology and other media, in order to create supportive, welcoming and learner-centered environments. Medium EC 2019

Strategic Area - Communications 2019 - 2022

Objective Activities Priority Responsibility Timelines
To improve communication, co-operation and sharing of information between EC members Provide a forum for members for discussion of common problems and matters of professional concern. High Information and publications 2019
To improve communication, co-operation and sharing of information between EC members Inform the Association’s activities and achievements to the public in order to build the strong image. High Information and publications 2019
To improve communication, co-operation and sharing of information between EC members MLA bulleting quarterly for professional and public consultation. High Information and publications 2019
To improve communication, co-operation and sharing of information between EC members Publish the newsletters, MLA Research Journal, MLA quarterly bulleting for professional and public consultation and develop the guidelines and standards for the libraries. High Information and publications 2019
To improve communication, co-operation and sharing of information between EC members Develop the communication with the librarians/library in-charge from all types of libraries in Myanmar. High Information and publications 2019
To improve communication, co-operation and sharing of information between EC members Facilitate cooperation and strengthen communications among the members for sharing the expertise and best practices to improve their skills, library services, expand access to library resources, and increase the Libraries’ efficiency. High Information and publications 2019

Strategic Area - Advocacy 2019 - 2022

Objective Activities Priority Responsibility Timelines
Promote the needs of libraries in the rural and remote areas of Myanmar Select an MLA Special Envoy/ambassador Medium EC 2019
Promote the needs of libraries in the rural and remote areas of Myanmar Raise awareness about trends and factors that will influence the role of association and potential for advocacy in the future. High EC 2019
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 community/village library service High EC 2019
Promote the needs of libraries in the rural and remote areas of Myanmar Responsibility:EC Establish a team to implement Marketing and Advocacy plan to attract and retain members High EC 2019
Promote the needs of libraries in the rural and remote areas of Myanmar Communicate with the government, other organizations, and stakeholders to raise the roles and to ensure the sustainable development of the libraries High EC 2019

Strategic Area - Education and Training 2019 - 2022

Objective Activities Priority Responsibility Timelines
To support the professional development of librarians and provide library education to all communities Create seminars and workshops/meeting, library forum, Open Discussion, Author Talk on Library culture and conference for identifying the challenges and opportunities that are common to all libraries and sharing the experiences. High Education & training sub-committee 2019
To support the professional development of librarians and provide library education to all communities Develop and implement capacity building programs for all library communities. Monitor and evaluate the training programs High Education & training sub-committee 2019
To support the professional development of librarians and provide library education to all communities Training librarians serving different types of libraries to support and ensure for the development of libraries and professional skills High Education & training sub-committee 2019
To support the professional development of librarians and provide library education to all communities Develop and implement Professional Development Program High Education & training sub-committee 2019
To support the professional development of librarians and provide library education to all communities Technical visit to the libraries and support the infrastructural development of the libraries High Education & training sub-committee 2019

Strategic Area - Membership 2019 - 2022

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. Annual Library Conference with Paper reading sessions High EC 2019
To improve the levels of professional membership of the MLA Develop the member engagement to provide the opportunity to participate in, contribute to and take advantage of being member. Medium EC 2019
To publicize MLA in library sector, particularly students and library schools Visit Library Studies Teaching Department to invite the young generation to take up MLA membership. Medium EC 2019

Strategic Area – Partnerships & Fundraising 2019 - 2022

Objective Activities Priority Responsibility Timelines
To improve status and achievements of MLA through the development of strategic partnerships Responsibility:EC Develop the joint projects with Philippines Library Association for cooperation between the two countries. High EC 2019
To build up MLA capacity through a focused fundraising campaign Target potential donors for a high priority fund-raising need and develop a fund-raising proposal. High EC 2019
To build up MLA capacity through a focused fundraising campaign Identify and develop business activities which the MLA can build up to generate income. Medium EC 2019
To improve status and achievements of MLA through the development of strategic partnerships Responsibility:EC Make contact with other Library Associations in the region and discuss possible joint projects High EC 2019
To build up MLA capacity through a focused fundraising campaign Find partners to effective programs and activities. High EC 2019
To build up MLA capacity through a focused fundraising campaign Increase MLA funding and plan a fund-raising campaign. Identify potential funders and other supporters. High EC 2019
To improve status and achievements of MLA through the development of strategic partnerships Responsibility:EC Develop and introduce Volunteers Program High EC 2019
To improve status and achievements of MLA through the development of strategic partnerships Develop a partnership plan which maps desired outcomes with potential partners Identify potential partnerships within Myanmar and with foreign organizations. High EC 2019

Strategic Area - Governance 2019 - 2022

Objective Activities Priority Responsibility Timelines
To develop the capacity of the MLA to undertake a range of programs and activities Develop a succession plan for the EC and identify potential new EC members who are already active in the profession. High EC 2020
To strengthen structures and plan the long-term activities for effective and efficient operation of the MLA Develop a strategic plan for MLA EC Committee structure and future activities of the MLA, and disseminate to members and other stakeholders. High EC 2019
To develop the capacity of the MLA to undertake a range of programs and activities Review the MLA EC Committee structure and change sub-committees if not appropriate to the activities of the Association. High EC 2019
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