AfLIA opens the Call for the 2023 Conference Papers, Ignite Talks, Posters and Big Ideas proposals.
The President of the African Library and Information Association and Institutions, Mr. Alim Garga, embarked on a three-day working visit to Libreville, Gabon, at his own cost, to meet and interact with Gabonese library and information institutions and professionals from May 23-27, 2022. The visit was occasioned as part of AfLIA’s partnership and membership mobilization strategy to promote the continental association.
AfLIA is looking for a course facilitator to work remotely but closely with the Course Manager/Facilitator and the AfLIA team for seven months to create a learning framework (curriculum, modules and learning materials) in French for the AfLIA/Wikidata course.
AfLIA is looking to fill the position of Curriculum Development Consultant for a 2-months contract under the project "Promoting open knowledge practices in African Libraries through WikiData" .
AfLIA is looking for a competent trainer to fill the position of Wikidata Course Manager/Facilitator.
AfLIA has received a second grant from Wikimedia Foundation for the training of at least two hundred (200) information professionals in the African library and information science sector from 20 or more African countries on how to effectively open up and link knowledge by making their library collections more visible through Wikidata.
Published : 9 MAY 2022 / Updated : 19 MAY 2022 The default setting for libraries has always been ‘open’. The African Librarians Week (#AfLibWk) was instituted to help African librarians and others in the information sector to open up knowledge on Wikipedia by adding citations that make the online encyclopaedia accurate and […]
The first newsletter of the Library Education & Training Institutions Section of AfLIA. Keynote Address
The first newsletter of the Library Education & Training Institutions Section of AfLIA. Address of Chairperson.
AfLIA specially invites you to attend its 2022 Open Days from February 14, 2022 to March 3, 2022
The African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA) announces the passing of Prof Rocky Ralebipi-Simela. AfLIA was informed that Prof Rocky passed on Sunday, 16th January, 2022. Prof. Rocky was the Chairperson of African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA) Section on National Libraries (2015-2019) thus, represented the Section in […]
Prepare to make a donation this #GivingTuesday. Even though this campaign will last 24 hours, your donation and its impact will change the destinies of many library users across Africa.
To mark 2021 OAWeek, AfLIA has lined up two major activities intended to lead discussions and promote actions plans needed to sustain ongoing efforts that ensure structural equity for open access across the continent.
2021 #AccessToInfoDay - a clarion call to pursue sustainable pathways for access to information
African Librarians invited to participate in 2021 Open Access Week Survey.
Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing - partial scholarship available for African Librarians
AfLIA wishes to inform librarians in Africa and the Diaspora that individual membership category will be available from January 2022.
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 4th AfLIA Conference and 6th African Library Summit will transition to a fully online, virtual experience. It is scheduled to hold in May 2021.
Call for papers: International Library & Information Science Practice. A festschrift in honour of Dr. Helena Asamoah-Hassan
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.
AfLIA rejoices with Wikipedia, as it marks its 20th anniversary.
2021 Welcome message by AfLIA's President, Mandla Ntombela
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
AfLIA is receiving applications for Wikipedia in African Libraries (#WikiAfLibs) Course - Cohort 1.
Deadline: 14th January, 2021
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 […]
AfLAc 3 has been postponed until further notice.
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.
AfLIA, partnering with CILIP, invites all to submit chapter proposals for a book themed "Digital Literacy, Inclusivity and Sustainable Development in Africa"
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
September 8th is the International Literacy Day. Since 1966, the Day has been set aside by UNESCO to highlight the importance of literacy. This year's theme is "Literacy teaching and learning in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond"
AfLIA opens the Call for the 2021 Conference Papers, Ignite Talks, Posters and Big Ideas Podium proposals.
On 18 August 2020, over 2,300 learners from 17 African nations were celebrated at a virtual convocation organized by Commonwealth of Learning, Canada (COL) and Coursera in collaboration with implementing partners across Africa.
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.