The Library is a member of several associations of academic libraries at regional, national, and international levels. We work closely with our strategic partners to share knowledge and continue growing.
Our Library is a member of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) a division of the American Library Association (ALA). It is a professional association of academic librarians and other interested individuals. It is dedicated to enhancing the ability of academic library and information professionals to serve the information needs of the higher education community and to improve learning, teaching, and research.
Our Library is a member of the ALA American Library Association, the oldest and largest library association in the world, founded in 1876. It was created to promote library service and librarianship. The stated mission is, “To provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all. As an ALA member, our Library has also been included in several of ALA’s divisions, such as LITA (Library and Information Technology Association), LLAMA (Library Leadership and Management Association), and ACRL (Association of College and Research Libraries).
The Professional Association of Archivists, Librarians and Information curators of Madrid (ABDM Association) has as a core goal the creation of a professional association that will give the profession a bigger social recognition, improved professional status, and visibility, and a betterment of its study plans, regulation, and professional order.
The Library has signed a collaboration agreement with Dircom (Association of Communication Directors). Thanks to this, the library’s fund has been extended with part of the collection donated by them, on various subjects of great interest: Communication and Media, Business Management, Human Resources, Public Relations, Marketing, Information Systems, Politics, Economics, Law, Public Administration, Business Administration, Organizational Behavior, Corporate Strategy, Advertising, and more. Dircom is a professional association encompassing communication managers from the most important Spanish companies and institutions, as well as the top managers of communication consultancies. Its vision is to enhance the role played by communication and its managers within companies. Its mission is carried out through four main goals, Acknowledgement, Professional Development, Networking, and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Our Library is a partner of EconBiz, a search portal for economics and business studies that offers literature searches across important German and international databases and full text on the internet.
Its mission is to enable top research in economics and business studies with easy access to quality subject information in combination with state-of-the-art search features.
The Library is a member of The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession. As a member of IFLA, Our Library is actively involved in working groups and helps develop standards and guidelines; takes part in meetings, seminars, and workshops, and discusses trends and innovation with libraries worldwide.
Our Library held the Management & Marketing Standing Committee Meeting. Madrid 2016.
The Library is a member of LIBER (Ligue des Bibliothèques Européennes de Recherche – Association of European Research Libraries), the main network for research libraries in Europe. LIBER comprises more than 400 national, university and other libraries from more than 40 countries. LIBER’s network is not restricted to the area of the European Union and the participation of European research libraries outside the European Union is widely encouraged.
The Library is a member of LRRT (Library Research Round Table), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). LRRT was founded in 1968 to contribute toward the extension and improvement of library research; to provide public program opportunities for describing and evaluating library research projects and for disseminating their findings; to inform and educate ALA members concerning research techniques and their usefulness in obtaining information with which to reach administrative decisions and solve problems, and expand the theoretical base of the field. LRRT also serves as a forum for discussion and action on issues related to the literature and information needs for the field of library and information science.
The Library has reached an agreement with the world’s largest research and librarian services company, OCLC, a provider of an integrated cloud-based system, WorldCat Library Management Services (WMS), to implement an Integrated Library Management System. This involves actively working with more than 72,000 libraries in 170 countries around the world. The leading technology is incorporated as a way of managing services. Our Library was the first library in Spain, one of the first in Europe, and the first library of a Business School in Europe that has begun working with the latest technological advances
OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service, and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world’s information and reducing library costs. Libraries from around the world use OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend, preserve, and manage library materials. Researchers, students, faculty, scholars, professional librarians, and other information seekers use OCLC services to obtain bibliographic, abstract, and full-text information when and where they need it. OCLC accelerates the adoption of new ideas, new methods, and new policies, and also generates new services, existing services in new markets, in addition to exploring new ways to offer these existing services to the members.
The Library is a member of RePEc: Research Papers in Economics, a volunteer-driven initiative to create a public-access database that promotes scholarly communication in economics and related disciplines. The database contains information on more than 585,000 items. The RePEc database links information on the published and unpublished works of thousands of economists. It promotes scholarly communication by providing a database that welcomes all providers of unpublished materials (working papers, discussion papers, research reports, conference papers) and publishers of journals (including scholarly societies, commercial and non-commercial publishers) to place their bibliographic information in the public domain.
The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves more than 11,000 members in 75 countries in the information profession, including corporate, academic, and government information specialists. SLA promotes and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy, and networking initiatives.
The Library is a member of The Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL). This association facilitates the development and use of libraries, archives, and information services, and the identification, collection, and preservation of information resources throughout the Caribbean area. It promotes cooperative activities to strengthen the archival, library, and information professions.
The Library is a member of Consejo Latinoamericano de Escuela de Administración CLADEA (The Latin American Council CLADEA Management School). It is one of the largest networks of business schools worldwide. This international organization provides a system of international cooperation and reciprocal membership and has links with leading academic institutions throughout the world. CLADEA has more than 140 affiliated schools in Latin America, North America, Europe, and Oceania, which are higher education institutions dedicated to teaching and research in the area of public and private management.
Our Library held the 14th CLADEA Directors of Documentation Centers Meeting that took place in 2017, from October 2 to 5.
The Library is an Associate Member of EBLIDA, the European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations. It is an independent association of library, information, documentation, and archive associations and institutions in Europe. EBLIDA was founded in order to lobby in Europe on matters of concern to libraries and also to share best practices and news among its members on matters of common interest. The topics at the core of EBLIDA are currently copyright and information law and its effect on the services that libraries can deliver, digitization and online access, the role of libraries in culture, and the information society.
The Spanish Federation of Archival, Library, Documentation, and Museums (FESABID) is an entity of private law, a non-profit organization that meets with the relevant professional associations in the sector. The Federation is a meeting place for Spanish professionals represented by their respective associations to exchange knowledge and experiences and work together on projects of common interest. FESABID Is recognized as a spokesperson for information professionals and Spanish documentation by the Spanish Public Administration, the European Union, and various international organizations.
Our Library participated in the 15th Spanish Conference on Documentation.
The Library is a member of IRRT (International Relations), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The mission of IRRT International Relations is to promote interest in library issues and librarianship worldwide; to help coordinate international activities within the American Library Association, serving as a liaison between the International Relations Committee and those members of the Association interested in international relations; to develop programs and activities that further the international objectives of ALA; and to provide hospitality and information to visitors from abroad.
The Library is a member of LITA (Library and Information Technology Association), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The Library and Information Technology Association is the leading organization reaching out across types of libraries to provide education and services for a broad membership. Programs are offered for everyone from absolute beginners to hi-tech professionals. Continuing education is provided through workshops, institutes, and an annual National Forum. Guidelines offering practical experience with various technologies are published regularly.
Our Library is a member of Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT) (the Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology ). It is an instrument of the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación to strengthen the value chain of knowledge, promoting science and innovation as well as promoting integration between science and society, addressing the needs and expectations of the Spanish System of Science, Technology, and Enterprise (SECTE).
Our Library is a member of The Academic Libraries Network REBIUN. The primary objective is to provide a REBIUN stable body representing all Spanish university libraries. Among the highlights REBIUN provides: raising the level of services and library infrastructure through cooperation, conducting cooperative actions that benefit users of Spanish university libraries, maintaining contacts with various agencies, and encouraging exchange and staff training.
SALALM was founded in 1956 and incorporated as a nonprofit association in 1968. It comprises librarians, archivists, book dealers, book professionals, scholars, and students interested in collecting, preserving, and providing access to Latin American, Caribbean, Iberian, and Latino information resources in all formats.
Our Library has the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), which is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and comprises a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. The Networks encourage readers to communicate directly with authors and other subscribers concerning their own and others’ research.
Our Library is a member of AILIS (Association of International Librarians and Information Specialists). AILIS provides an opportunity to learn about the trends in the librarian profession. It organizes regular visits to international libraries and information centers and training courses.
AILIS also co-sponsors the program “Library Science Talks” which consists of 5-6 presentations per year given by internationally recognized specialists in the field.
The Library is a member of The Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T), a professional association that bridges the gap between information science practice and research. For nearly 80 years, ASIS&T has been leading the search for new and better theories, techniques, and technologies to improve access to information. Members share a common interest in improving the ways society stores, retrieves, analyzes, manages, archives, and disseminates information.
Our Library is a member of Conferencia de Rectores de las Universidades Españolas (CRUE) (The Conference of Rectors of Spanish Universities). It is a non-profit association comprising Spanish public and private universities. It promotes reflection on the purposes and academic problems and guides their approach to criteria that go beyond the interests of sectors or groups. It is intended as a channel that is agile, effective, and representative of the Spanish universities that provide both mutual cooperation with other international conferences of rectors.
The Library is a member of the European Business School Librarian’s Group. The purpose of EBSLG is to provide a pan-European forum for the directors of the libraries of the leading European business schools. Members meet twice per year to discuss issues of mutual interest, share information, and participate actively in working groups.
Our Library held the EBSLG Continental Meetingthat took place in 2014, March 12th to 14th.
The Library is a member of ISI WEB OF SCIENCE, a search environment that provides access to objective content and powerful tools to search, track, measure, and collaborate in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. This intelligent research platform provides access to the world’s leading citation databases, including powerful cited reference searching, the Analyze Tool, over 100 years of comprehensive backfile and citation data
The Library is a member of LLAMA (Library Leadership and Management Association), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). The mission of the Library Leadership and Management Association is to encourage and nurture current and future library leaders and to develop and promote outstanding leadership and management practices. Since its establishment, LLAMA has been a powerful catalyst in the development of leadership in the library and information science field. Attuned to ever-changing technological, economic, political, and cultural conditions, LLAMA equips library professionals with dynamic tools for building vibrant library services and successful careers.
The mission of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs is to strengthen international ties among libraries and librarians worldwide for the promotion of international education, understanding, and peace.
Librarians from more than 90 countries have participated in professional development programs offered by the Mortenson Center, the only one of its kind in the world.
The Library collaborates with The Spanish Association for Documentation and Information (SEDIC), which is committed to furthering exchanges of experiences and training librarians, documentarians, and other professionals in the information sector. The Association is also actively involved as a representative of our professional group’s interests at Spanish government institutions, the European Union, and different international agencies.
SustainRT was created as a venue in which members exchange ideas and opportunities regarding sustainability to move toward a more equitable, healthy, and economically viable society. The mission of the organization is to provide resources for the library community to support sustainability through curriculum development; collections; exhibits; events; advocacy, communication, library buildings, and space design. SustainRT is open to all ALA members and will include both individual members and organizational members.