January 25, 2019

Public Libraries contributing to community health: introducing the Outapi Library Fitness Club

Cathryn Ndeshipanda Shikuni, a librarian in Outapi Community Library, Namibia is a participant in AfLIA Leadership Academy. She observed that members of her community, struggle to keep fit and live healthier lifestyles. She investigated and found out that there was a lone gym in the community which charged exorbitantly.
January 24, 2019

Bibliotherapy for children in hospitals

Published: January 24, 2020 by Pranisha Parag An AfLIA Leadership Academy Cohort 1 Project Pranisha Parag, a participant in AfLIA Leadership Academy Cohort 1, is deeply concerned about children who are hospitalized for long periods. During periods of long stay at hospitals, children usually have nothing to face up to except drugs […]
January 24, 2019

Improving Fish farming and productivity in Sapele Community and its environs

Friday Imoni-Atebafia, a participant of AfLAc Cohort 1 embarked on a mission to improve fish farming and productivity in Sapele community and its environs
January 24, 2019

Mobile book-box. Books anywhere

by Adonia Katungisa An AfLIA Leadership Academy Cohort 1 Project Reading empowers and prospers. Children read more when there are books available for them. School libraries provide the opportunity for young people to read for broader understanding outside of what is taught in the classrooms. The inadequate number of libraries and paucity […]
January 24, 2019

Plastic pollution, how the library can sustain its community to save our planet

Published: January 24, 2020 by Afusat Olaroju Ogunjimi An AfLIA Leadership Academy Cohort 1 Project Afusat Olaroju Ogunjimi is a participant in AfLIA Leadership Academy Cohort 1. She works in Oyo State Library Board, Oyo town, Nigeria. Afusat has always been passionate about her routine duties as a librarian but her understanding […]
January 24, 2019

Public Libraries and dissemination of Information at Correctional Services

Victoria Isaacks is a librarian with the Namibia Library & Archives Services, Windhoek and a participant of AfLIA Leadership Academy - Cohort 1. For her, libraries have always been about dissemination of books and information resources to change lives.
January 24, 2019

Libraries as youth empowerment centres

Miriam Mureithi, is another AfLAc participant. She is a principal librarian at Kenya National Library Services, Thika Branch. After gaining the understanding that the community should be the primary focus of public libraries, not just the books on the shelves, Miriam together with her team of librarians decided to empower the youths of her community by closing the gap in their Information Technology and entrepreneurial skills.
January 24, 2019

Establishment of Readers’ Clubs in Basic Schools

Reading is very essential to every child's education. It is the pathway to high performance and success in school. Early childhood reading develops an impressive capacity for imagination, a precursor to creativity and innovation. But when children cannot read effectively, they find it difficult to follow lessons in the classroom and writing assignments.
January 23, 2019

Promotion of digital innovation and literacy skills for students and teachers

Bakary understands that digital literacy is the language of the present as well as the future since those who cannot share, learn, network and perform other basic functions in an online environment would be left behind in this century.
January 1, 2019

“Library made me”

This is a story of Daouda Sow, a “library-made man”. This story is not based on a myth, but on true facts. Daouda received primary education in a Sengalese village called Hombo in northern Senegal until he obtained the certificate of elementary studies and afterward.......
January 1, 2019

Freedom to exist, to Aspire, to Be – Libraries and Human rights

Libraries are bridges. They act as equalizers in the society, opening their doors to all so that everyone can aspire to be free from the shackles of ignorance, poverty, and segregation. Libraries provide platforms for people to come in contact with dreams, ideas and activities of the past and present and to become energized to dream of possibilities and greatness of the future without boundaries restrictions or limitations.
December 31, 2018

Promote county Library services bill, 2015; Kenya, for literacy development

The devolved system of governance in Kenya can only work best where the acceleration of information is indispensable. Libraries are institutions that have the ability to bridge the gap between knowledge and ignorance.
December 30, 2018

Libraries & Librarians: your other best place & friend

“So, did you go to school to earn a Masters” degree on how to arrange books?”, “Exactly what do you do as a librarian?”, “Why do I need to come to the library when I can use the internet for everything?”. These are questions I am always asked since I began my career as a librarian.
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. 
February 11, 2020

AfLIA and African Storybook Workshop, Abuja, Nigeria

AfLIA, in partnership with African Storybook invites all to a free workshop in Abuja, Nigeria on the Use of technology to create and translate children’s stories for literacy promotion, hosted by the National Library of Nigeria, Abuja from 3rd –5th March, 2020.
November 6, 2019

Webinar: Library Leadership and Management – building today’s African public and community library leaders for tomorrow

AfLIA in collaboration with the Finnish Library Association (FLA) presents a free webinar on the topic "Library Leadership and Management - building today’s African public and community library leaders for tomorrow".
October 15, 2019

African Ministers in charge of Public Libraries to meet in Accra for the 3rd Ministerial Roundtable Meeting on Information access

In conjunction with the Ministry of Education, Ghana, Ghana Library Authority and the African Union, AfLIA is hosting the 3rd Roundtable Meeting of Ministers in charge of Public Libraries in Africa from 28-30th October, 2019 at Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra-Ghana  to reiterate the point that access to information is crucial for development in Africa and that Libraries are best suited to perform this role.
October 10, 2019

Webinar: ‘Open for Whom? Equity for Open Knowledge’

Join AfLIA as we explore the 2019 Open Access Week theme - 'Open for Whom? Equity for Open Knowledge' through a webinar with resource persons from Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition - SPARC Africa.
September 6, 2019

Webinar: Qualitative and Standardized Library and Information Science Education in Africa

The Library Education and Training Institutions Section, AfLIA, is inviting you to register and attend yet another exciting webinar on the topic: Qualitative and Standardized LIS Education for Africa.
June 21, 2019

Webinar – Scientific & Research Writing and Publishing Skills for 21st Century Librarians

Overview Solid writing skills can improve your chances of being published, receive funding and advancing in your career. AfLIA, in collaboration with Emerald Publishing, comes your way again with another exciting webinar “Scientific & Research Writing and Publishing Skills for 21st century Librarians”. This all important webinar seeks to introduce the 21st […]
May 15, 2019

Updates: 3rd AfLIA Conference & 5th African Library Summit

AfLIA wishes to bring to the notice of all the 3rd AfLIA Conference and 5th African Library Summit comes up from 19th-24th May 2019 at the Weston Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya.
April 24, 2019

Webinar 3.0 – OER Webinar Series for African Librarians

This will show librarians how to integrate what they have learned about openly licenses resources into their work. With access to all the openly licensed resources, librarians will need to establish processes for managing this content and to find ways of supporting academics and students to access and use high-quality research and resources.
April 9, 2019

Webinar 2.0 – OER Webinar Series for African Librarians

This webinar will help librarians understand open access concepts and distinguish between open access and proprietary research. Librarians will be able to consider the implications of open access publishing on the quality of research and discover how to quality assure open access research.
March 23, 2019

Webinar 1.0 – OER Webinar Series for African Librarians

This introductory webinar will explain the concepts of OER. Participants will be guided through a search strategy for open content, which they can adopt and use to train students and faculty members.
February 19, 2019

Free Webinar: 10 Most Useful Apps for African Academic Librarians

This is a practically-oriented webinar being organized with the sole aim of making African academic and research librarians knowledgeable about important apps such that students and faculty members can receive tutorials from them on how different types of apps can help them to be achievers. This webinar is exclusive to academic and research librarians as well as librarians of special libraries.