March 28, 2022

Exchange Students between Makerere University (Uganda) and University of Borås (Sweden)

EASLIS receive support to undertake international students and staff exchange between the EASLIS and the Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS), Faculty of Librarianship, Information, Education and Information Technology. 
March 28, 2022

The Wind of Fortune: Musings of a Library Assistant turned Professor of Library and Information Studies

The Wind of Fortune: Musings of a Library Assistant turned Professor of Library and Information Studies. Story by Prof. Kenneth Ivo Ngozi Nwalo, CLN
March 28, 2022

My Experience as an International Student at the East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS), Makerere University

My Experience as an International Student at the East African School of Library and Information Science (EASLIS), Makerere University Story by Abubakar Mohammed
March 28, 2022

The Technical University of Kenya: Reflections of a proud Alumnus

When I look back and reflect on the times I spent at my Alma Mater, I get every reason to thank the Technical University of Kenya for making me the person that I am today.
March 22, 2022

“What you see is what you get; the me I see, the me I will be”

“What you see is what you get; the me I see, the me I will be”. Story by Lucy Wachera Kibe
June 8, 2021

Data for advocacy: A survey of data practices in African library systems

The data for advocacy report summarizes findings from the survey including what data is collected by library organizations; how the data is used; how data is shared; how data is involved in decision making; and the experience of data collection.
January 15, 2021

Wikipedia @20: Birthday wishes from AfLIA & African Librarians

AfLIA rejoices with Wikipedia, as it marks its 20th anniversary.
November 2, 2020

Underscoring the importance of information marketing as a vital skill by librarians in post COVID-19 era

The future is bright and clear for any librarian who wants to diversify into information marketing. Read to know why....
September 15, 2020

Research on African Libraries in Development: Perceptions and Possibilities

The Advancing Library Visibility in Africa Project shares updates on learning from our research on African Libraries in Development Perceptions and Possibilities
July 31, 2020

Wikipedia project for African Librarians: Liberating Knowledge

With grant support from the Wikimedia Foundation, AfLIA's Wikipedian in Residence and Curriculum Development Consultant will adapt the OCLC curriculum to the African context and train librarians from all library types in 30 African countries.
May 23, 2020

All you need to know about the #AfLibWk & #1Lib1Ref campaign

From 24th to 30th May 2020, the first African Librarians Week, #AfLibWk kicks in! African library and information professionals will be adding accurate and reliable sources to articles on Wikipedia.
April 22, 2020

Suite of COVID-19 Resources for Librarians

AfLIA is supporting librarians with information about platforms that can aid the provision of online services as the impact of the COVID19 pandemic intensifies.
March 31, 2020

Misinformation on COVID-19: Call to action

AfLIA believes that as managers of information, African librarians cannot afford to stay on the side lines and act unconcerned while fakenews about COVID19 continues to spread. This is the time for librarians to play their part by disseminating correct, reliable, relevant information that will make Africans concerned without instigating panic and bursting myths and disinformation that can help the pandemic wax strong in the continent.
February 26, 2020

Libraries Are More than Books

I travelled with Cohort 2, AfLIA Leadership Academy(AfLAc) to Nashville. We visited the Nashville Public Library to engage with ideas & possibilities as a prelude to #PLA2020 and to understand the American public libraries system better. I am learning a lot but the visit to the Civil Rights Room has triggered off emotions, a new understanding of the place of librarians in shaping Africa and resolutions to rise above the ordinary, push beyond known and unknown boundaries and step into a new vista of librarianship.
February 5, 2020

Thika Library, knls + AfLIA Leadership Academy = Transformed Community services

Miriam Mureithi, an AfLAc Cohort 1 participant, takes readers through her "Youth Empowerment Initiative", has transformed Thika library, knls from a mere reading place to an information and community centre with the support of her colleague librarians and organizations based in the community.
January 27, 2020

Why join us: Membership benefits of AfLIA

AfLIA is an institutional membership based organization. Our membership cuts across all the regions in Africa and comprises of all library and information types. Here are 6 major reasons why your library or information association or institution must be part of us.
December 17, 2019

Extended opening hours to the rescue: how Bulawayo Public Library changed the lives of students!

Read how Bulawayo Public Library is making impact on students and workers through a laudable initiative by one our INELI SSAf Cohort 2 participants.
November 13, 2019

Librarians’ role in Organizations: A call to action in a digital era

A lot has been said about the role of libraries in this digital era. Some claim that the library will be replaced by the digital information providers, others claim that the role of librarians will be obsolete and taken over by the ICT professionals. I do not intend to discuss about the debate because enough has been said about it and still more is being discussed.
September 28, 2019

African Librarians have a stake in ensuring Universal Access to Information

The Day is being celebrated with series of activities across the globe and AfLIA, the trusted voice for the African Library and Information community is not left out. We caught up with some Council members to share their thoughts on International Day for Universal Access to Information, particularly the significance of this year's theme "Leaving No One Behind" and what role African Libraries and relevant stakeholders can play in ensuring access to information for all. 
September 2, 2019

Weaponisation of misinformation – the role of Librarians in curbing the epidemic

False or inaccurate information, especially that which is deliberately intended to deceive' and to dis-empower. Misinformation becomes a weapon when it is surreptitiously used to sway or control public opinion, widely propagate false narratives for the purposes of gaining commercial, political or social advantages.
July 19, 2019

Literacy and Beyond

Most Africans perceive public libraries as spaces with dusty tomes where people go to read and study especially just before examinations. For many, libraries are all about education and the elites but times are changing......!
June 30, 2019

African Libraries mark 2019 Day of the African Child, in grand style

The African Library community marked this day by engaging children, who come from of all walks of life, through a number of innovative, educative and fun-based activities and programmes, while emphasizing the need for quality education and access to the basic necessities of life for every African child.
June 6, 2019

2019 Day of the African Child. Humanitarian Action in Africa: Children’s Rights First

2019 Day of the African Child Humanitarian Action in Africa: Children’s Rights First.
June 3, 2019

Copyright Limitations and Exceptions Chat on Twitter

Here are excerpts of the Copyright Limitations and Exceptions Chat on Twitter that we held as a prelude to the WIPO Africa Regional seminar? You can also see all on AfLIA's Twitter handle - @AfLIACon
May 29, 2019

Our Stand on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Associated Information Institutions

Here is AfLIA's stand on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Libraries and Associated Information Institutions
April 23, 2019

2019 WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHT DAY

Today, the World observes World Book and Copyright Day, a special day set aside by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to promote reading, publishing, and copyright. April 23, also marks the date on which several prominent authors, William Shakespeare, Miguel Cervantes and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, all died.
March 8, 2019

Celebrating International Women’s Day: An up-close interview with Prof. Rocky Ralebipi-Simela

“Do not go it alone ever. It is when you work with others that you learn and grow both professionally and individually” – Prof. Rocky Ralebipi-Simela International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated around the world on March 8 each year.  It is a time when the world reflects on past struggles and […]
March 2, 2019

Invitation to contribute to AfLIA Blog – the African Library Vibes

AfLIA wishes to introduce to all, – the African Library Vibes. This is an online space set up with the primary aim of providing an international forum where authors and readers within the LIS sector, especially in Africa, can converge, interact and share knowledge for the promotion and development of LIS in the continent and beyond.
January 25, 2019

AfLIA Leadership Academy Cohort 1

The AfLIA Leadership Academy (AfLAc) is a rigorous, emboldening and inspiring leadership training for public librarians in Africa who need to be equipped with requisite skills that would empower them to be leaders in their libraries and communities.
January 25, 2019

Curbing Teenage Pregnancies through Access to Reproductive Health Information

Published: January 25, 2019 by Beatrice Adwoa Ampadu An AfLIA Leadership Academy Cohort 1 Project In Ghana, Beatrice Adwoa Ampadu worked with the Ministry of Education and Health as well as NGOs, Churches and community leaders on providing health information and sanitary wares to students to curb the rampant teenage pregnancy problem […]
January 31, 2023

The African Librarysites platform: Official Launch & Orientation

AfLIA invites all library and information professionals and stakeholders within the African Library Sector to participate in a virtual launch ceremony for the African Librarysites platform.
December 31, 2022

5th AfLIA Conference & 7th African Library Summit – registration open

Registration now open for the 5th AfLIA Conference & 7th African Library Summit.
December 5, 2022

Invitation to a 2-day virtual workshop on Data Librarianship

AfLIA’s Library Education and Training Institution Section (LETIS), in collaboration with the LIS Department of the University of Western Cape, is organizing a hands-on virtual workshop 8-9 December 2022 to train information professionals on data librarianship and research data management skills.
October 15, 2022

Webinar: An introduction to Data Librarianship

AfLIA’s Library Education and Training Institution Section (LETIS) is organizing a free webinar on November 3, 2022 to introduce information professionals to data librarianship as well as capacitate information practitioners with research data management skills through hands-on workshops.
August 27, 2022

Webinar: An introduction to Wikisource – the free digital library

In keeping with the International Literacy Day, AfLIA is organizing a webinar on the topic "An introduction to Wikisource - the free digital library". Participation is free
August 17, 2022

Understanding and implementation of OER practices in the African library and information science sector

This webinar aims at probing the understanding of OER by African librarians, the uptake in different countries in Africa as well as challenges experienced or envisaged.
August 10, 2022

AfLIA opens the Call for the 2023 Conference Papers, Ignite Talks, Posters and Big Ideas proposals

The 5th AfLIA Conference and 7th African Library Summit - AfLIA opens the Call for papers, ignite talks, posters and big ideas proposals.
August 7, 2022

Intergenerational solidarity: African libraries creating a world for all ages

Join AfLIA, on the International Youth Day 2022, for a discussion that interrogates social constructs within the African communitiess that libraries can build upon for creating intergenerational solidarity.
July 1, 2022

Climate crisis, disaster management and African libraries – webinar

AfLIA is organizing a webinar series on 13-14 July, 2022 to discuss how libraries can be pivotal in fighting this existential threat  and how these institutions of knowledge and heritage can be protected in times of disasters.
June 17, 2022

Improving library service delivery for early literacy development in Africa: Best practices

Join our discussants from Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and the moderator from Ghana as they dive deep and share their impactful experiences of the recently concluded Early Literacy Development course which exposed them to possibilities and pathways in early literacy development.
February 7, 2022

AfLIA Open Days 2022

AfLIA specially invites you to attend its 2022 Open Days from February 14, 2022 to March 3, 2022
November 10, 2021

Webinar: Promoting visibility for research through DataCite DOIs

Join us on December 1, 2021 to learn more about how to make research visible and create more impact using DataCite DOIs.
September 26, 2021

Webinar series: Copyright issues and African Libraries

Webinar series: Copyright issues and African Libraries
August 31, 2021

Webinar: Early literacy dev’t in African Libraries – Survey findings

Join us on the 2021 International Literacy Day, 8th September 2021 by 10:30 (GMT) to learn more about the interesting findings from a baseline study on Early literacy development in African Libraries.
July 28, 2021

Webinar – AfLIA membership: What’s in it for me and my library?

In light of promoting inclusion and sustainability, the National Libraries Section of AfLIA invites all library and information professionals to a webinar on the topic "AfLIA membership: What’s in it for me and my library?"
June 11, 2021

Webinar Series – Libraries in Development: Advancing Library Visibility in Africa

Many libraries desire more partnerships with development organizations to increase their local impacts but are unsure of how to connect. This webinar series focuses on enhancing library visibility based on research findings
May 3, 2021

2021 African Librarians Week – AfLibWk 2.0

Starting 17th-24th May, 2021, AfLIA will launch the second African Librarians Week, an exciting period where African library and information professionals concertedly provide reliable and factual information to the world through Wikipedia
February 26, 2021

March 2021 Little x Little Donation Campaign

From March 8-12, we’re celebrating the BIG difference little acts of kindness can make! All week, when you donate up to $50, GlobalGiving will match your generosity 50%
October 15, 2020

2020 Open Access Week – AfLIA’s Unique Celebration

OCTOBER 11, 2020 The theme for 2020 Open Access Week is – Open with Purpose: Taking Action to Build Structural Equity and Inclusion. When you examine knowledge sharing through the lense of Equity and Inclusion, you ask who is being left behind or cast aside and unable to access knowledge and information […]
September 15, 2020

Webinar: Advocating for public internet access in African Libraries

SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 As teaching and learning increasingly move online due to the COVID-19 crisis, the digital and educational divide in Africa is steadily widening as many students lack access to the Internet and household computers/Internet enabled devices and are unable to join classes or complete assignments online. This hinders access to […]
September 15, 2020

Open Access to Information – promoting innovation in Africa

AfLIA and Creative Commons partners to celebrate the International Day for Universal Access to Information through a panel discussion to explore how the fields of Open science, Open education and in general Open access can help libraries fulfil their mission and foster knowledge exchange in Africa for sustainable development.
August 16, 2020

Virtual convocation for graduates of COL-Coursera Workforce Recovery Programme

AfLIA is excited to announce that a virtual convocation to celebrate graduates of the COL-Coursera Workforce Recovery Programme will be held on 18th August 2020 at 16pm GMT.
August 10, 2020

Webinar: Libraries, Open Science and Sustainable Development

AfLIA and Emerald Publishing presents a webinar series on Open Science and Libraries Webinar 1: What is Open Science? 25th August 2020. @ 10AM GMT | 11AM WAT | 12pm CAT | 1PM EAT Webinar 2: Institutional and National Repositories in Africa and possibilities of centralized data repositories in Africa. 1st September 2020. @ 10AM GMT | 11AM WAT | 12pm CAT | 1PM EAT Webinar 3: Research Data Management: Practices and present challenges. 8th September 2020. @ 10AM GMT | 11AM WAT | 12pm CAT | 1PM EAT
August 10, 2020

Webinar Series: Open Science and Libraries

AfLIA, in partnership with Emerald Publishing is holding a three-part webinar series on Open Science, Repositories and Research Data Management. Registration is recurring and open till the eve of the last webinar.
June 29, 2020

E-Resources during COVID-19: copyright and licensing issues

A free webinar on E-Resources during COVID-19: copyright and licensing issues.
June 11, 2020

Emergency preparedness for African Librarians – COVID-19 survey results and the way forward

June 11, 2020 Overview Libraries all over the continent are feeling the impact of COVID-19 pandemic as services and programmes are reconfigured while resources and efforts are geared towards understanding the facts about the crisis, providing information services on the pandemic and keeping the library spaces free from the virus. Presently, many […]
May 18, 2020

Webinar: Supporting Academic Libraries in the COVID-19 Era

A free webinar by African Association of Universities and AfLIA, themed: "Supporting Academic Libraries in the COVID-19 Era". The webinar is scheduled to hold on 19 May, 2020 at 11:00am GMT.
April 22, 2020

Join us for African Librarians Week – “Promoting African Scholars to the World”

Wikipedia, the world’s free online encyclopedia that’s created, edited, and verified by people around the world,  is an important source of fact-based knowledge for researchers and the public. It’s an especially important resource during times of crisis and uncertainty, when people are increasingly looking online for trustworthy, unbiased, and up-to-date information. Wikipedia […]
March 25, 2020

Wikipedia Webinar Series for African Librarians

AfLIA and the Wikimedia Foundation has put together a 4-part webinar series aimed at building the knowledge and capacity of African Librarians to progressively participate in the #1lib1ref campaign, among others
February 17, 2020

Free Webinar: Why Wikipedia in Libraries?

The African Library and Information Associations & Institutions (AfLIA), in conjunction with Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit behind Wikipedia, invites all librarians to the first of a series of webinars aimed at training African librarians to use and contribute to Wikipedia.