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.
Highlights of the survey results now available. Tracking responses of African Libraries to COVID-19 crisis: Highlights of results
AfLIA invites applications from African Librarians working in all Library types to participate in the 3rd Cohort of the 9-month AfLIA Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy aims at supporting middle-level managers in African libraries of all types to be proactive, well-grounded and innovative leaders in their Libraries and user communities.
ABADCAM donates vital items to the University of Bamenda and the Catholic University of Central Africa as part of efforts to help the fight against COVID-19
Job Opening: Curriculum Development Consultant for Wikipedia/AfLIA project for African Librarians
Job Opening: Wikipedian in Residence for Wikipedia/AfLIA project for African Librarians
Learn all about #AfLibWk campaign's key stats, outcomes, top contributors
Enhance your employability through the COL-Coursera Workforce Recovery Program, a fully sponsored online learning opportunity for the unemployed, library users and students. Apply now!!
Here is a thread of shared experiences and impressions from participants of the first edition of AfLibWk, which was compiled from an evaluation form that was sent out at the end of event.
Speech delivered by the Mr. Mandla Ntombela, President of AfLIA on 23rd April, 2020 to launch the African Librarians Week (#AfLIbWk) Campaign.
AfLIA is supporting librarians with information about platforms that can aid the provision of online services as the impact of the COVID19 pandemic intensifies.
News in brief Libraries as Gardens is a creative project that seeks to geolocate and map, on a global scale, the before, during and after of the coronavirus lockdown, through personal audio recordings of the stories of people about their libraries and gardens that they tell in their homes during the pandemic. […]
Como bibliotecários, temos o dever de tornar acessíveis todas as informações relevantes sobre o Coronavírus em todas as formas e formas, para benefício e proteção de nossos usuários e comunidades, sem causar pânico indevido.
En tant que bibliothécaires, nous avons le devoir de rendre accessibles toutes les informations pertinentes sur le Coronavirus, sous toutes ses formes, pour le bénéfice et la protection de nos utilisateurs et de nos communautés, sans provoquer de panique excessive.
AfLIA, in collaboration with the African Parliamentary Institute of Yaounde - IPAY, organized a 2-day practically-oriented training workshop for over 40 Parliamentary Librarians and Archivists from the 4-5th March 2020 in Yaoundé - Cameroon, to equip them with requisite knowledge and skill sets in research, digital curation of legislative materials and the use of mobile apps for real-time information services to parliamentarians and other stakeholders so as to enable them effectively and efficiently support the work of parliament.
As librarians, we owe it as a duty to make accessible all relevant information about the Coronavirus in all shapes and forms for the benefit and protection of our users and communities, without causing undue panic.
Participants of AfLIA Leadership Academy Cohort 2 from Kenya, Nigeria, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe will be joining other Librarians at Public Library Association Conference, PLA 2020, Nashville, Tennessee. USA.
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.
AfLIA and the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit behind Wikipedia, have partnered through a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on training African librarians to use and contribute to Wikipedia through webinars, trainings, and a preconference session at the AfLIA 2021 Conference in Accra, Ghana.
AfLIA invites applications from librarians working in all Library types to participate in the 3rd Cohort of the 9-month AfLIA Leadership Academy due to begin with an online mini-symposium in August 2020.
AfLIA, in partnership with IPAY, Yaounde, gladly announces that registration is progress for the inaugural Training Workshop for all African Parliamentary Librarians. The workshop will take place 4-5th March 2020 at the National assembly of Cameroon, Reunification Boulevard, Yaoundé 3, Street 3053, Cameroon.
AfLIA has signed a two-year Memorandum of Understanding with the South African Institute for Distance Education - Saide and Open Educational Resources Africa - OER Africa to bridge competency gaps of Librarians in Africa by providing training and training resources on tertiary-level Open Educational Resources, Open Licensing and Open Access.
AfLIA - the trusted voice of the African library and information community, has announced a new partnership with the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) as part of the successful Working Internationally for Libraries programme, funded by the Arts Council England.