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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- (...)
Nnenna Nwakanma, Chief Web Advocate at the Web Foundation, addressing the DC-PAL session at IGF 2019 about the importance of libraries in extending internet access to remote communities.
12 Dec 2019
Posted by Ramune Petuchovaite, Public Library Innovation Programme Manager
Digital inclusion was one of the main themes at the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2019 in Berlin (25 - 29 November), presenting opportunities to (...)
The six young African library innovators in the Dokk1 conference hall: back row, from left - Claret Misika (Namibia), Constance Chilipa (Zambia), Jemmimah Maragwa (Kenya), Hayford Siaw (Ghana). Seated, in front, Kennedy Rutoh (Kenya), Mary Mamba (Zambia).
22 Jul 2019
Posted by Ramune Petuchovaite, Public Library Innovation Programme Manager
In May 2019, six young African public librarians travelled to Denmark to take part in an intensive week-long learning, knowledge-sharing and (...)
The IYALI team at the AfLIA conference: back, from left, Koi Kazungu, Kenya; Mustafa Tuhami, Egypt; Momoh Mansaray, Sierra Leone. Front, from left, Harouna Ahmadou Saliou Yerima, Cameroon; Joseck Olala, Kenya; Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL, Joan Njogu, Kenya.
21 Jun 2019
Posted by Ramune Petuchovaite, Public Library Innovation Programme Manager
In May 2019, I joined six young public library innovators from Africa at the 3rd African Library and Information Associations and Institutions ( (...)
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 (...)
IYALI 2018 participants drawing comics on a tablet computer during a visit to Wukirsari Village Library in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The drawing session was part of an innovative service workshop on creating comics in the library.
10 Oct 2018
Posted by Ramune Petuchovaite, Public Library Innovation Programme Manager
In August, 15 young African public librarians travelled to Southeast Asia (Indonesia and Malaysia) to take part in an intensive learning, knowledge (...)
EIFL-PLIP Capacity Building Manager (and blog author) Susan Schneur interviews KNLS Director Richard Atuti about staff development needs during the meeting of the cross-departmental working group of KNLS staff in May 2017.
13 Aug 2018
Posted by Susan Schnuer, Public Library Innovation Programme Capacity Building Manager
To stay relevant, public libraries must develop strong relationships with their communities, and meet their information, education or leisure needs (...)