Ellen Tise, IFLA President, announces the participating countries for the first year of Building Strong Libraries Associations (BSLA): Cameroon, Lebanon, Peru, Ukraine, Botswana, and Lithuania. These countries have committed to this two year program. It is a capacity building program designed to benefit associations, libraries, and their communities to provide better and more equitable services. Capacity building includes training, helping to create partnerships, and mentorships. Experts in library associations are partnered with each country project and library association.