SEPTEMBER 21, 2020 – News in brief
The AfLIA President, Mr. Mandla Ntombela has been appointed the Chief Executive Officer/Director, South African Library for the Blind (SALB). He is moving from Msunduzi Municipality Library where he has held sway as the City Librarian. Mr. Ntombela believes that inclusive library and information services are necessary for development of Africa. According to him, African libraries should never be found wanting in the provision of relevant services that meet the diverse needs of the different sections of their user communities in educational institutions at all levels, urban areas, organisations, offices and rural communities. It is therefore not surprising that he has chosen to work with the South African Library for the Blind, (an institution which is the first of it’s kind in Africa) that drives equity in access to information by providing reading materials in accessible formats for visually impaired or challenged people.
He had also served the profession as the President of LIASA, Chairman Public and Community Libraries Section AfLIA and Vice President AfLIA. The AfLIA Governing Council wishes him a successful tenure in his new post.