Position statement of the Malta Library and Information Association (MaLIA) regarding restriction on full internet access to library staff at work

July - 2011

The librarian as guide to book choices

Times of Malta, 11 February 2011
Laurence Zerafa, chairman, Malta Library and Information Association

MaLIA report on its proposal for the 
Royal Opera House ruins presented to the 
Prime Minister on the 30 March 2009
Read the Report!!  

MaLIA Council meets new Information Resource Officer at the US Embassy in Rome - 17 February 2009   

The Council kicked off the 40th anniversary programme with a meeting with Ms Laura Kaspari Hohmann, the new Information Resource Officer at the US Embassy in Rome. The meeting was held at the University of Malta Library Boardroom. During her short visit to Malta, Ms Kaspari Hohmann also accepted to deliver two presentations to local library and information workers and students. The presentations were on ‘Web 2.0 technologies and their use in libraries’ and on ‘The role of graphic novels in promoting reading’ and were very well received by those who attended.  

Ms Kaspari Hohmann also joined the MaLIA Council for dinner immediately after one of the presentations and had time to discuss in more detail issues concerning the local scene. MaLIA would like to thank Ms Cynthia Ehrlich and Ms Louise Falzon from the US Embassy in Malta for their continuous support to MaLIA in recent years. 

To download the presentations, click here.

MaLIA Council meeting with Ms Myra Michele Brown, 

Information Resource Officer, US Embassy in Rome - 21 April 2008

The MaLIA Council, thanks to the excellent links with the US Embassy in Malta, met up Ms Brown during the latest Council meeting held on Monday 21 April 2008. During her short stay in Malta, Ms Brown delivered a talk to the current Dip. LIS students and also accepted the MaLIA Council invitation to join them during the Council meeting. Several interesting proposals and suggestions were discussed. Ms Brown also joined Council for dinner immediately after the meeting. Special thanks to Ms Louise Fazon at the US Embassy in Malta for making the necessary arrangements for this meeting to take place.

Review of the publication Report on the State of Maltese Libraries - October 2007
Published in the Emerald Journal: New Library World, volume 107 issue 1230+1231, 2007
To see the full issue of the New Library World, volume 107 issue 1230+1231, 2007, please follow this link to the journal homepage

MaLIA's comments on the pre budget document - 30 September 2007
In a letter signed by the MaLIA Chairman, MaLIA has submitted its comments on the pre budget document entitled "Families growing stronger".

Position statement on proposed Freedom of Information Act - September 2007
MaLIA position statement concerning the white paper entitled "Towards greater transparency and accountability" that represents the government's proposal for a Freedom of Information Act in Malta.

Meeting with the National Library Director - 13 August 2007
A short report focusing on the issues raised during a meeting with the Director of the National Library to discuss the recommendations carried in the MaLIA Report on the State of Maltese Libraries.

Meeting with Public Libraries authorities - 20 June 2007
A short report on the meeting held between MaLIA Council representatives, Mr Philip Borg(Director Libraries Department) and Mr Joseph Debattista (OiC Public Libraries) to discuss the recommendations published by MaLIA on public libraries.

Meeting with Minister of Education, Youth and Employment - 3 May 2007
A short report highlighting the issues discussed during a meeting with Dr Louis Galea to discuss The Libraries Act and other matters related to libraries.