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ADBS (Association des professionnels de l'information et de la documentation) is the professional association for librarians and information professionals in France.
Established in 1963 as « Association des bibliothécaires et documentalistes spécialisés », ADBS adopted the new name of « Association des professionnels de l'information et de la documentation » in 1993, in recognition of the broadening scope of the profession.
The association aims at promotion of the profession in its many forms, improvement of the professionalism of its members and lobby for the interest of the profession.
ADBS publishes a quarterly journal, Documentaliste-Sciences de l'information, and two monthly newsletters, L'Oeil de l'ADBS and ADI (Actualités du droit de l'information). It also runs a publishing imprint.
Employment and employability are core business for ADBS. Association activities include workshops and seminars, professional education, job vacancies and a wide range of services concerning employment. ADBS also produces market studies on information market, and regularly updates skills framework.
Membership of ADBS is opened to individuals and organisations alike. With 5000 members ADBS is a leading information professionals association in Europe. The association has a CEO (employee of the association), currently Flora Lagneau, and an elected president (mandate of 3 years), currently Elisabeth Gayon.
International advocacy and lobbying on behalf of the profession is largely channelled through umbrella organisations such as the European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA), the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) and the Special Library Association (SLA).
mise à jour le 3 décembre 2010