Global Impact Study’s Melody Clark had the opportunity to present some of the study’s findings at the International Federation of Library Association’s (IFLA) annual conference in Helsinki, Finland on August 16, 2012. The presentation, part of the Policy, Strategy, and Advocacy track, focused on results from the Global Impact Study, particularly findings about libraries, based on the study’s user survey data.
Another objective of the session was to discuss how libraries can use research findings for advocacy purposes. We were fortunate to be joined by Sandra Adomaviciute of EIFL who presented as well, providing concrete and effective ways libraries have been able to use findings from the Perceptions of Public Libraries in Africa study for advocacy and communication activities.
Participants discussed questions and ideas about effective use of research findings in their advocacy activities, challenges they come up against, and how research studies, such as the Global Impact Study and the Perceptions study can help meet their advocacy needs.
The session was sponsored by IFLA’s Action for Development through Libraries Program (ALP), who recently released a report on the impact of their Building Strong Library Associations program.
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Global Impact Study presentation
EIFL’s presentation on the Perceptions of Public Libraries in Africa
IFLA’s Building Strong Library Associations impact report