Author Archive for Heba Ismail

SILL: leadership training program for Public librarians

Strengthening Innovative Library Leaders (SILL) is a freely foundational leadership training curriculum designed to build leadership and innovation skills for anyone who works in a public library. The training was developed at the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs in partnership with librarians around the world from Armenia, Bhutan, Haiti, India, Myanmar, Namibia, […]

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AFLI held its first virtual forum on the role of libraries in supporting E-learning and distance education

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has gone through the crisis and witnessed many developments, which made remote work and distance learning a reality that pushed many universities, educational institutions, libraries to develop their capabilities to support the e-learning and distance education processes. Based on the belief of […]

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Turn the page and start advocating for your library

In 2011, I was one of the librarians who enrolled in e-training course entitled: Turning the page 2.0. It was originally developed in 2007 by the Public Library Association (PLA) in the USA in collaboration with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Turning the page is one of the great […]

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Stepping into leadership

CILIP -the UK’s library and information association- believes that “leadership” is not confined to people at the “top” of organizations. Leadership qualities are found at all levels” which is very true. CILIP is currently hosting a course in leadership entitled “Stepping into leadership”. The program was originally developed as part […]

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INELI-MENA recognized as WSIS Champion 2020 in the e-learning category!

September 2020 witnessed one of the amazing events worldwide, the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) prize ceremony, which took place virtually provided by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). Eighteen WSIS prizes were awarded during the ceremony. The prizes recognized successful initiatives by governments, private sector actors, civil society members, and partnerships between all […]

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Public libraries in Egypt during covid-19

Public libraries in Egypt supported its employees during covid – 19 and according to the regulations related to work that have been adhered based on the decision of the Prime Minister and the instructions of Ministry of Health and Population as : Employees who have chronic diseases has been given […]

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ENABLE!

I love reading PUBLIB one of the OCLC discussion lists (listservs)[1] that includes more than 9,000 public librarians from around the world with whom you can share your successes, questions and problems. One of the messages that capture my attention was from Dr. Ruth V. Small, ENABLE project Director talking […]

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