Association of Library and Information Professionals of the Czech Republic

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Association of Library and Information Professionals of the Czech Republic (SKIP)
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Founded 1968(-1970), re-established in 1990
Type Civil Association
Focus Librarianship, Professional development, Education
Location
Area served Czech Republic
Method Professional Meetings, Lifelong learning, Legislative Lobbying, Consultancy, International Cooperation, Media Campaigns
Members ca 1400
Key people Chairman Vít Richter
Employees 1
Website skip.nkp.cz
Member of International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

Association of Library and Information Professionals of the Czech Republic (Svaz knihovníků a informačních pracovníků České republiky, SKIP in Czech) is a non-profit professional organization of librarians and information professionals. It was established in 1968, dissolved in 1970 due to a political situation in the former Czechoslovakia (so called normalization) and re-established in 1990 after the Velvet Revolution. SKIP has both individual and institutional members (libraries and information institutions). Structure of the SKIP consists of headquarters and 11 regional committees. The mission of SKIP is to improve the standards of library and information services, to increase the profession’s prestige, to establish suitable conditions for the development of libraries and information institutions and to represent interests of the Association’s members. The association publishes the quarterly newsletter Bulletin SKIP.[1]

Special interest groups[edit]

  • Public Libraries Section
  • Educational Section
  • Employers’ Section
  • Children Libraries Club
  • School Libraries Club
  • Academic Librarians Club
  • Francophone Club
  • Health Libraries Group
  • Editorial Commission
  • Commission for Foreign Relations

See also[edit]

cs:Svaz knihovníků a informačních pracovníků České republiky

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