European Libraries are facing a lot of challenges in today’s society. Among those are the changing socio-economic environment and the technological changes. It is very difficult for each library to deal with those subjects by itself. Networks and collaborations are needed.
In my opinion, strong Libraries or Librarians Associations are a key element to help Libraries deal with their role in a multitasking situation. Supporting Associations or Federations of Libraries, we are supporting our everyday job to our communities. It is under discussion, what specific actions the Associations could take to increase the acknowledgement of Libraries in their communities, and provide them the necessary support (tools) in difficult technological or socio-economical matters.