Maximizing learning experiences in African Library Schools for outcomes that are responsive to the current realities in 21st century Information field has become imperative. The Library Education and Training Institutions Section, AfLIA, is kick-starting the conversations that hopefully will reposition and revitalise Library education on the continent. Join us for yet another exciting webinar on the topic: Qualitative and Standardized LIS Education for Africa.
Date: Wednesday, 25th September, 2019
Time: 12:00 NOON GMT
Duration: 60 -75 minutes including Q&A
This is a free webinar and open to members and non-members of AfLIA alike.
Please read the section on Technical Requirements to help you prepare adequately for this webinar.
Prof. Ismail Abdullahi
North Carolina University, USA | Africans in Diaspora Rep., AfLIA
Dr. Ismail Abdullahi is a professor of Global Library and Information Science at the School of Library and Information Sciences at North Carolina University. His journey in the profession has consistently been on an upward trajectory. He started as a Library Assistant at the Danish National Library of Education, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1975 – 1978. In 1979 he acquired Diploma (BA) in Library Science from the Royal School of Library and Information Science, Denmark. Between 1980 – 1985, he served as a Library and Information consultant to the Directorate of Labor, Copenhagen, Denmark first and later for Libra-Grippe (Danish Library and Information Consultants). He was a Reference Assistant in North Carolina Central University Durham, 1985-1986 and acquired a Masters Degree in Library Science from the same university in 1988. By 1989 he became a Planning Assistant to the Director, the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. He was an Assistant Professor from 1989 – 1992 in the School of Library and Information Science, University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He moved to School of Library and Information Studies, Clark Atlanta University, GA, where he served as an Assistant Professor (1992 -1996) and as a tenured Associate Professor (1996 – 2005). He served the School of Library and Information Sciences, North Carolina Central University, NC from 2001-2016 as a tenured Associate Professor and as a Professor from 2016 to present.
Ismail Abdullahi has served the profession meritoriously. He is counted to be among the longest and most illustrious serving member of the American Library Association (ALA), the International Federation of Library Association and Institutions (IFLA) as well as the Association of Library and Information Science Education (ALISE). He has been Chairperson of many ALA Committees, including ALA Nominating Committee, International Relations Committee, Education Committee among others. He has also served IFLA notably as Convener of IFLA LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group (SIG) 2008-2013 and as Chairman of many Education/Training Committees. He is a member of AfLIA, ALA, Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA), Public Library Association and Association of Colleges and University Library (ACRL).
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Do bring this to the attention of your colleague librarians as well as those in the professional circles you belong to. It is free!!!