All over the globe, Libraries and the role in they play in the modern society have come under critical scrutiny as major stakeholders such as some governments, organizations and individuals outside the library and information space are increasingly questioning their significance in the digital and information age. The disposition of these major stakeholders have consequently resulted in a seeming neglect of the library sector birthing many challenges.
On the other hand, it may appear that a fast evolving world and pervasive nature of these challenges have caused many librarians and information workers to throw in the towel and are stuck with the traditional modus operandi rather than evolving to provide innovative services relevant for 21st century patron and effectively communicating the value of their services to those who fund and use them. Taking on these challenges is a herculean task for an entity to succeed.
This is where the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA) plays the part. AfLIA is the continental body of library and information associations and institutions that actively pursues the interests of library and information associations, library and information services as well as librarians and information workers and provide a platform to discuss issues and further the cause of the library and information sector in Africa.
AfLIA Membership and Membership Benefits
AfLIA is an institutional and individual membership based organization. Our membership cuts across all the regions in Africa and comprises of institutions and individuals from the library and allied organizations;
Here are 6 major reasons why your library or information association or institution must be part of us.
We use this opportunity to extend a special invitation to you and your institution to renew membership or become a member of this august network of library associations and institutions across Africa. To register for membership, please fill out and submit the Membership Form (Institution) / Membership Form (Individual) or write to the AfLIA Membership Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org