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EIFL’s CPD Strategy for Public Libraries in Africa: Results and Lessons Learned (Part III) by SUSAN SCHNUER and UGNE LIPEIKAITE

EIFL photo: Kaltuma Sama, Head Librarian at KNLS / BuruBuru Public Library, lead the cascade training on re-designing library spaces in Mombasa, Kenya  (2018) In 2018-2020, EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries – www.eifl.net) developed and implemented a new CPD strategy in four African countries. The strategy is sustainable, country-wide, and […]

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EIFL’s CPD Strategy for Public Libraries in Africa: Public Librarians Becoming Skilled Trainers (Part II) by SUSAN SCHNUER and UGNE LIPEIKAITE

EIFL photo: A moment from the Performance and Outcome Evaluation training workshop in Kenya (2018)   In 2018-2020, EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries – www.eifl.net) developed and implemented in four African countries a new continuous professional development (CPD) strategy that is sustainable, country-wide, and affordable with the use of skilled […]

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EIFL’s CPD Strategy for Public Libraries in Africa: Based on Assessment (Part I) by SUSAN SCHNUER and UGNE LIPEIKAITE

EIFL photo: EIFL and National Library Authorities of Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda meeting to review continuous professional development of public librarians (2016) From 2014 to 2017 EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries – www.eifl.net) implemented extensive capacity building programmes in Kenya, Ghana and Uganda, aimed at development of technology-based library services […]

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TAKING A BOLD STEP TO ADDRESS THE MENACE OF MISINFORMATION: THE AFRICAN LIBRARIES INSTITUTIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS(AFLIA) DESIGN

By Chinwe V. Anunobi AFLIA, the voice of African library sector has focused on deepening the professional competencies of African librarians and awakening them to be in the forefront of driving literacy, information equity and openness in the continent.  The organization has also been building the capabilities of librarians which […]

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US-Russia Library Dialogue

September 15, 16 @ 10am ET. Dear Colleagues: Join us! This event might be of interest to you. “Libraries Raise to the Challenge: Meeting the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the Times of a Global Pandemic.” Join us US-Russia Library Dialogue September15 and16 at 5pm Moscow / 10am New York time. Follow […]

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2020 IFLA Coaching Experience

Last 19 August 2020, Wednesday, I attended my very first coaching session initiated by IFLA Section on Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (IFLA-CPDWL). I first heard about this program via my personal Instagram handle and without any hesitation, I registered to one of the available slots on my preferred date and time zone. I was able to book a session with Rajen Munoo of Singapore Management University.

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IFLA/ALA Webinar Recording: Mindfulness to Manage Workplace Stress and Microaggressions

The IFLA/ALA webinar on Mindfulness to Manage Workplace Stress and Microaggressions (with support from IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group and the Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section) is now ready to be viewed. The recording is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9HczX_tK-o (closed captions will be added shortly). Slides are here: https://aurora.auburn.edu//handle/11200/49913

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