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.
August 27, 2021

Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing – partial scholarship available for African Librarians

Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing - partial scholarship available for African Librarians
August 3, 2021

AfLIA approves personal / individual membership

AfLIA wishes to inform librarians in Africa and the Diaspora that individual membership category will be available from January 2022.
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
June 9, 2021

Copyright and Legal Matters Working Group (CLMWG), AfLIA

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.
June 1, 2021

Wikipedia in African Libraries Course – #WikiAfLibs: Call for Cohort 2

Registration is open for the 2nd Cohort of the Wikipedia in African Libraries short course. Registration ends on 10th June, 2021
May 10, 2021

Job Alert: Content Developer for a course on Early Literacy Development

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 […]
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
April 23, 2021

African Sustainable Development Goals Book Club launches on World Book Day

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 .
April 16, 2021

AfLIA partners with NBA for early literacy development project

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 […]
March 3, 2021

AfLIA Conference 2021 goes virtual!!

The 4th AfLIA Conference and 6th African Library Summit will transition to a fully online, virtual experience. It is scheduled to hold in May 2021.
March 3, 2021

Call for papers: International LIS Practice

Call for papers: International Library & Information Science Practice. A festschrift in honour of Dr. Helena Asamoah-Hassan
January 29, 2021

African Chapter, UN SDG Book Club

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.
January 15, 2021

Wikipedia @20: Birthday wishes from AfLIA & African Librarians

AfLIA rejoices with Wikipedia, as it marks its 20th anniversary.
January 5, 2021

The President’s 2021 Welcome Message

2021 Welcome message by AfLIA's President, Mandla Ntombela
January 4, 2021

Cours sur Wikipédia dans les bibliothèques africaines : Ouverture des inscriptions de la cohorte 1 / Curso Wikipédia em Bibliotecas Africanas: Abertura de inscrições na Cohort 1

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
January 4, 2021

Wikipedia in African Libraries Course: Cohort 1 registration opens

AfLIA is receiving applications for Wikipedia in African Libraries (#WikiAfLibs) Course - Cohort 1. Deadline: 14th January, 2021
November 15, 2020

Getting into action: Media and information literacy in Africa

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.
November 4, 2020

Wikipedia in African Libraries Course: Call for participants for pilot testing

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!
November 3, 2020

39 African Librarians successfully complete AfLIA 2020 Global MIL Week course

39 African Librarians awarded for successfully completing AfLIA 2020 Global MIL Week course
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 […]
October 9, 2020

Postponement of AfLAc Cohort 3

AfLAc 3 has been postponed until further notice.
October 6, 2020

AfLIA and IFLA advocate for Intellectual Property Protocol of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

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.
October 2, 2020

2020 Global Media and Information Literacy Week short course

Join AfLIA virtually to promote Media and Information Literacy in Africa by enrolling in the 2020 Global Media and Literacy Week: 5-day free Call to Action course.
October 1, 2020

Call for Chapters: Digital Literacy, Inclusivity and Sustainable Development in Africa

AfLIA, partnering with CILIP, invites all to submit chapter proposals for a book themed "Digital Literacy, Inclusivity and Sustainable Development in Africa"
September 24, 2020

Invitation to complete pre-research survey: WikiAfLibs Survey

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

AfLIA President, Mandla Ntombela, appointed as new CEO of South African Library for the Blind

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 […]
September 16, 2020

AfLIA recognized for its contribution to the growth and development in education

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.
September 13, 2020

AfLIA signs on a Curriculum Development Consultant: Wikipedia in African Libraries project

AfLIA has signed on Prof. Rosemary M. Shafack as the Curriculum Development Consultant (CDC) for the Wikipedia in African Libraries Project, sponsored by the Wikimedia Foundation.
September 12, 2020

AfLIA Signs MoU for Capacity building in software development

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.
September 11, 2020

Let’s join hands to build African Librarians – Little by Little campaign

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