As a professional public organisation the Latvian Librarians Association (LLA) was established in 1923.

 

Our activities include:

  • advocating for libraries and librarians
  • participation in drafting and defending of library law
  • representation in the Latvian Library Council
  • cooperation with local, national and foreign librarians’ societies and associations
  • organising regional, national and international seminars and conferences
  • sharing experience locally and internationally
  • dealing with various professional issues in sections of LLA
  • managing the work of the LLA regional departments and thematic sections

 

We have 4 regional departments covering all regions of Latvia and 7 thematic sections.

Thematic sections cover issues concerning:

  • Public libraries
  • Children and school libraries
  • Library research and development
  • Library buildings’ reconstruction and construction
  • Book and library history
  • Study of local history
  • New professionals

 

At the moment we represents interests of:

  • +500 individual members
  • 45 institutional members

 

We are members of:

  • International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
  • European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA)