The work of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) is to feature at the 4th Africa Library Summit & 2nd African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA) Conference.
EIFL-PLIP will organize an interactive panel titled ‘Public Librarians’ Continuous Professional Development’. The panel will engage stakeholders in discussing existing opportunities for professional development of public librarians in Africa, and how to enhance these to ensure that public librarians have the knowledge and skills needed to contribute to their countries’ development needs.
EIFL and partners Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU) and Kenya National Library Service (KNLS) will present a paper titled ‘Learning Circles Support Online Learning in Kenya’. The paper will be based on a pilot project in which EIFL-PLIP, P2PU and KNLS are testing the Learning Circles model in an African context. The Learning Circles model supports online learners by combining online courses with face-to-face facilitation in the supportive environment of public libraries.