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The Swaziland Library Association will be hosting the Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Library and Information Association (SCECSAL) in 2016 where the country will host the Member African countries in the field of library and information services..

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 Welcome to SWALA

The Swaziland Library and Information Association (SWALA) was founded in 1984 and has enjoyed good working relations with the Government of Swaziland, Development partners as well as stakeholders in the country.

 SWALA’s aims and objectives

The aims and objectives of the Association are the following :

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To promote the establishment and development of libraries and other information centres in the kingdom of Swaziland which include government ministries, higher institutions of learning, Schools and NGOs.

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To unite all persons engaged or interested in library and other information work, by holding conferences, meetings and seminars for the discussion of bibliographic questions and information delivery services as well as matters affecting libraries and other information centers of their regulation, management or otherwise.

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To promote and foster improvement of the position and qualifications of librarians and other information personnel through in house training, seminars, workshops etc.

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To safeguard and promote the professional interests of librarians and other information personnel.

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To monitor any legislation affecting Libraries and other information centres and to assist in the promotion of such legislation as may be considered necessary for the regulation and management or extension of libraries and other information centres.

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To promote and encourage bibliographical study and research and library co-operation through networking.

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To collect and publish information to its members, for the promotion of the aims and objectives of the Association.

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To do all such lawful things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above aims and objectives.

  Ethical Principles

We as an association in the Library and information services profession declare our dedication to the promotion of libraries and information centres in Swaziland and by our training and or experience are prepared to contribute towards the establishment and management of libraries and information centres and endeavour to make accessible information to all citizens in the country at all times and to support the association’s programs through membership participation, promotion of the association.

To achieve this, we make known the following ethical principles and standards that will guide our work as librarians and information workers who influence identification, selection, acquisition, processing, organizing, preserving and dissemination of information.

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SERVICE We strive to provide quality service to all library users though our purposefully organized resources guided by the service policies of access and use of resources.

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PROFESSIONAL JUDGEMENT In our endeavour in providing Library services, we are guided by our professional judgement based upon our acquired professional knowledge, training and experience.

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INFORMATION ACCESSIBILITY We endeavour to facilitate accessibility to all types of information to our users bearing in mind intellectual property rights, privacy and confidentiality of information held in trust.

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PROFESSION DEVELOPMENT In our endeavour to provide quality services we strive to enhance our knowledge and skills by keeping abreast of development in our profession by participating in and promoting continuing and training, both formally and informally.

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EMPLOYMENT OBLIGATION We must fulfil in good faith our contractual obligation without compromising professional principles. Whereupon the profession’s principles are at variance with the narrower interest of the employer, the maintenance of professional standards must be the primary considerations.

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CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT We must advocate conditions of employment that safeguard the rights and welfare of all employees within our profession and to treat co-workers and colleagues with respect, fairness and good faith.

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PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT We must strive to maintain the highest standard of discipline and avoid actions of dishonesty, breach of ethic standards of performance that will bring the profession into disrepute.

 

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