June 11, 2020
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 Libraries across Africa have shut their doors to users while some are operating under certain limitations.
AfLIA released a survey seeking feedback on the general emergency preparedness of libraries in Africa and how different types of libraries are responding to the present public health crisis in order to ably aggregate, document and share the steps being taken by libraries to meet the needs of their communities in these times, communicate the position of African libraries to the world, identify gaps in professional development towards emergency planning and have a general template that African libraries can adapt and adopt as they prepare to reopen their facilities to the public.
The survey results are in! Join us for this free webinar as we share and discuss highlights of the findings of the survey, among others.
Date and Time – 12 noon GMT, Tuesday 16th June, 2019
This is a free webinar and open to all library and information professionals. Registration ends on the eve of webinar day.
Upon registration, reminders will be sent to all registrants periodically. This webinar will be hosted on Zoom Conferencing Platform. Participants, who do not have Zoom on their mobile devices and or computers, need to download, install and create an account on Zoom ahead of time (CLICK TO DOWNLOAD). Webinar attendees are encouraged to join early, preferably 15 minutes before the start of the webinar, as one may need time launch the application. The speaker will use a webcam to connect with attendees. Audio and video for the session will be streamed over computer speakers. Attendees are therefore encouraged to connect with a headset or earpiece for maximum utility. Participants will be able to ask questions and interact with the presenters and other webinar participants via the Q&A and chat features in Zoom.
A list of resources and further information will made be available at the end of the webinar, to enable thorough engagement with the webinar content. All registrants will have access to the presentation slides. The webinar recording will be uploaded on AfLIA Youtube Channel soon after the webinar to facilitate continuous engagement with the webinar content by webinar attendees and non-attendees.
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