The Pacific Libraries Network

Pacific Libraries Network
National Library of Australia
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 
The Pacific Libraries Network is a dynamic group of emerging and experienced leaders from across the Pacific including library practitioners, innovators and mentors, representatives of library associations and partnering institutions focused on developing leadership and priorities in library services across the Pacific region. The Pacific Libraries Network grew from the International Network of Emerging Library Innovators (INELI) Oceania program for the Pacific Region, which was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Over four years the INELI Oceania program brought together 34 young library leaders from Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, and Vanuatu to develop their capacity to advocate, innovate and lead change. Both the Pacific Libraries Network and INELI have been supported by the National Library of Australia The purpose Pacific Libraries Network is to strengthen leadership, build advocacy skills, raise awareness of the role of libraries and create opportunities for a collaborative regional network.
What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 
• Increased advocacy at a national level, including a significant number of Sustainable Development Goals workshops and promotions highlighting the work of libraries including events in Kiribati, Samoa and Timor Leste. • Focus on strategic initiatives, including the adoption of a National Strategy for library development by the Government of Papua New Guinea, strategic recognition of the importance of libraries and archives by the Government of Tuvalu, and development of a library policy including potential library legislation currently underway in Vanuatu. • Improved advocacy, through increased membership of International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA). • Increased networking through the Pacific Libraries Network Facebook page and a listserv (hosted by the National Library of Australia). These are both active online communities sharing exciting programs and heroic, inspirational leadership. • Contributions from Pacific Libraries to international conference and publications. • Representation of the Pacific Virtual Museum Steering Committee.
Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 
Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Bibliotheque Bernheim Library, New Caledonia
Blue Shield Pasifika
Buk bilong Pikinini, Papua New Guinea
College of Micronesia, Federated States of Micronesia
Community Education and School Services, Solomon Islands
Feleti Barstow Public Library, American Samoa
International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA)
International School, Suva, Fiji
Civil Society Organization (CSO)
Kiribati National Library
Library Services of Fiji, Ministry of Education, Fiji
Public Sector
Kiribati Ministry of Education
Public Sector
Sports and Culture, Samoa
Public Sector
National Archives of Fiji
National Library and Archives of Papua New Guinea
National Library of New Zealand
National Library of the Cook Islands
National University of Samoa
Nausori Library, Fiji
Nelson Memorial Public Library, Samoa
Northern Territory Library, Australia
Public Sector
The Pacific Community (SPC), Fiji
Palau Nation Congress, the OEK Library
Port Vila Public Library, Vanuatu
Solomon Islands National Library Services
State Library of Queensland, Australia
Public Sector
State Library of Western Australia
Public Sector
Suva City Council, Fiji
Public Sector
Tuvalu National Library and Archives
UNESCO Office for the Pacific States, Samoa
University of Guam
University of the South Pacific
Vanuatu National Library and Archives
Xanana Gusmao Reading Room, Timor-Leste
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Dominios culturales
Industria editorial