Dialogue on professional development of public librarians in three African countries
EIFL and partners meet to discuss public librarians’ further training needs in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda

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Event Date: 25 May 2016 - 26 May 2016
Nairobi, Kenya

Library leaders from three countries in Africa – Ghana, Kenya and Uganda – are to meet with EIFL and other public library stakeholders to discuss continuous professional development of public librarians in these countries.

Delegates include representatives of Ghana Library Authority, Kenya National Library Service and the National Library of Uganda. Other EIFL partners from Africa will also attend the meeting.

The meeting has been organized by EIFL and will be facilitated by EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) manager, Ramune Petuchovaite, and EIFL-PLIP Advisor for Initiatives in Africa, Janet Sawaya.

Delegates will review current training provision and reflect on outcomes of EIFL’s capacity building programme for public librarians in the three countries. They will identify training gaps and needs, and discuss ways ensuring that there is ongoing professional development of public librarians in the three countries in future.