Spanish Council for Library Cooperation. Strategic Plan 2013-2015

Last 14th February, the Council for Library Cooperation approved their 1st Strategic Plan defining the three strategic lines and nine general objectives to be developed from 2013 to 2015.

The Plan has been prepared by all the members working in the different areas of the Council and other library experts following a participative methodology aimed to gather all the information needed.

The Plan has also achieved the goal of evaluating the five first years of the Council, where for the first time every library typology is being represented (national, public, university, school and special libraries) in the same forum for sharing projects and disseminating their activities. Every document fruit of the work of these Council bodies is available at the Council’s web page. Some examples are the “Reference Frame of School Libraries”, “Report of Background of Spanish University Libraries in 2010”, “Guidelines for Cataloguing of Written Music”, “Towards Information Literacy in the Spanish Public Libraries”, “Best Practises in Multicultural Libraries”, “Social Web and Libraries”, “Professional Profiles at the Spanish Library System”, etc.

Click here and check the Strategic Plan of the Spanish Council of Library Cooperation [in Spanish]

STRATEGIC LINE 1: Promoting and Development of Libraries in Society


 1.1. Enhancing the perception of libraries’ usefulness in the society.

1.2 Promoting attractive services which will have social impact.

1.3  Making  users participate in training, so they can be more proactive.


1. Study on economic impact of libraries in society.

 STRATEGIC LINE 2: Sustainability of Library Services in the New Informational and Social Environment


 2.1. Promoting  prospective studies  about the libraries in the new economic, social and digital environment.

2.2.  Promoting the cooperation and partnership between libraries and other social agents for the optimization of resources.

2.3 Facilitate the development and access of digital services and digital preservation.

2.4  Promoting the evolution of competences of the library professionals with training adapted to the different profiles.


 2. Prospective study of the library in the new informational and social environment.

3. Opening of a dialog between the relevant sectors for defining a sustainable model of E-books lending in libraries.

 STRATEGIC LINE 3: Evolution of the Operation of the Council


 3.1. Adapting the role and operation of the bodies of the Council to the new challenges.

3.2. Enhancing the monitoring, evaluation and communication of the Council for Library Cooperation (CCB) and its activities.


 4. Development of a report of a CCB Operating Manual

5. CCB Communication Plan, both internal and external

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