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Kenyan public librarians working on media literacy presentation practice.
18 Dec 2020
Posted by Jean Fairbairn, Communications Manager / Website
In 2018, the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) and the Kenya National Library Service (KNLS), which manages a network of 62 public libraries staffed by 600 people, entered into a partnership to strengthen continuous professional development of public librarians in Kenya. Through (...)
EIFL-IP Manager Teresa Hackett, centre, with Daw Myat Sann Nyein, EIFL coordinator in Yangon, left, and Dr Kay Thi Htwe, Director, National Library Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.
08 Nov 2020
Posted by Jean Fairbairn, Communications Manager / Website
Since the EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme (EIFL-IP) was launched 15 years ago, it has had some remarkable achievements, gained international recognition and staff have won awards. Jean Fairbairn, of EIFL, asked Programme Manager Teresa Hackett about the programme’s past and present, and (...)
Photo of Aletta Dunn
09 Sep 2020
Posted by Jean Fairbairn, Communications Manager / Website
In 2018, the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) and the Namibia Library and Archives Service (NLAS), which leads a network of 66 public libraries, staffed by over 260 librarians, entered into partnership to strengthen continuous professional development of public librarians in (...)
The five young library innovators, from left - Daisy Ashabahebwa (Uganda), Sarah Nyaboke Ogembo (Kenya), Dominic Bwalya Chitondo (Zambia), Letta Shivute (Namibia) and Yusuf Ganyana (Kenya).
12 May 2020
Posted by Jean Fairbairn, Communications Manager / Website
In February 2020 five young public librarians from Africa travelled to Nashville in the USA to take part in an international learning, knowledge-sharing and networking experience organized by EIFL and partners. The five were participants in the EIFL Initiative for Young African Library Innovators ( (...)
Velenasi Mwale Munsanje wecoming trainers, using a PowerPoint presentation.
13 Mar 2020
Posted by Jean Fairbairn, Communications Manager / Website
EIFL guest blogger Velenasi Mwale Munsanje, the immediate past president of the Library and Information Association of Zambia (LIAZ), looks back at a two-year partnership with EIFL to build capacity of public librarians in Zambia. The EIFL-LIAZ partnership to build capacity of our public librarians (...)
Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager.
29 Sep 2019
Posted by Jean Fairbairn, Communications Manager / Website
Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager, is the guest on the latest episode of Copyright Waffle, a podcast from the team at UK Copyright Literacy who aim to make learning about copyright fun and empowering. . Interviewers Dr Jane Secker, Senior Lecturer in Educational (...)
Zariakah Kyozira practising new baking skills at home, watched by Isa Maganda, Isa Maganda, Chief Librarian at Nambi Sseppuuya Community Resource Centre in Uganda.
24 Jan 2019
Posted by Jean Fairbairn, Communications Manager / Website
In 2018, EIFL and partners Peer to Peer University and Kenya National Library Service completed a three-year project to test and encourage growth of learning circles - in-person study groups for online learners - in public libraries in Africa. The results far exceeded the project’s goals - in just (...)