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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.......
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.
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.
“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.
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
AfLIA has set up a Copyright and Legal Matters Working Group charged with identifying existing legal frameworks and barriers to the acquisition, use, digitisation, and long-term preservation of library resources and cultural documentary records and effective 21st century information and library services in Africa.
10th May, 2020 Description African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA), the umbrella body for the African Library sector is recruiting a Content Developer for a course on Early Literacy Development. It is a 2-month contract, June – July 2021. The Content Developer will work remotely but closely with the AfLIA […]
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
On 23 April 2021, World Book and Copyright Day, the African Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Book Club released its first ever reading lists of African titles aimed at children age 6-12, to teach them about the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Arabic, English, French, Kiswahili and in an honorary indigenous African language .
16TH APRIL, 2021 African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA) has signed an agreement with Neil Butcher and Associates (NBA) to develop a course on early literacy development. The course will train public and community librarians in eighteen (18) African countries to understand and practice techniques for teaching children vocabulary development, print […]
The African Chapter of the UN SDG Book club is readying for launch with UN and IPA working with APNET, ADEA, AfLIA, PAWA, Borders Literature Online, and PABA. The Book Club aims at helping children understand the SDGs through literary works.
L'AfLIA reçoit des candidatures pour le cours Wikipedia in African Libraries (#WikiAfLibs) - Cohorte 1.
AfLIA está a receber candidaturas para o curso Wikipedia nas Bibliotecas Africanas (#WikiAfLibs) - Coorte 1.
Date / Data limite: 14 de Janeiro de 2021 / 14 janvier 2021
After the Global MIL short course run by AfLIA, we are working with selected participants of the course to actualize their Action Plans. This will see the inculcation of media and information literacy skills to various communities across Africa.
AfLIA calls for pilot participants to test the Wikipedia in African Libraries (#WikiAfLibs) course. The Cohort will test the adapted OCLC curriculum from 16th November – 20th December, 2020. Apply now!
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 […]
AfLIA and IFLA in recognition of the possibilities created by AfCFTA for the negotiation of an Intellectual Property Protocol for the Free Trade Area have written to His Excellency, Mr. Wamkele Mene, Secretary General, African Continental Free-Trade Area (AfCFTA), Africa Trade House, Accra Ghana.
24TH SEPTEMBER 2020 The Wikipedia in African Libraries Project (#WikiAfLibs) aims to produce an adapted curriculum to train at least 300 LIS professionals (from about 30 African countries), who will be able to carry out community outreaches and help their different user communities to be adept at using Wikipedia for learning, research […]
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 […]
On the 12th September 2020, the African Library & Information Associations and Institutions - AfLIA won an award at the Ghana Development Awards, for the organization's contributions to the growth and development of education.
Following a recently signed MOU between AfLIA and Mentor Without Borders, both partners are currently collaborating with AfLIA to train young librarians in web development, mobile development or artificial intelligence/machine learning.
The AfLIA Little by Little Donation Campaign begins Monday, Sept 14-18, 2020. Prepare to donate as we join hands to build African Librarians. ALL online donations up to $50 on our GlobalGiving platform will be matched at 50%!
Donation page - https://bit.ly/33o7Bzc