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ICT Professional Development for African academic librarians

Enhancing librarians’ ICT skills for research enablement in African universities: a Carnegie-funded CPD programme Applications are now open for the first intake of the Carnegie-funded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme, which is aimed at enhancing ICT skills for research enablement in African universities. Academic librarians and LIS faculty in Ghana, […]

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New Library of Congress Literacy Awards

Applications Being Accepted for New Library of Congress Literacy Awards April 15 Is Deadline for Awards Totaling $250,000 Three prizes will be awarded annually: The David M. Rubenstein Prize ($150,000), for a groundbreaking or sustained record of advancement of literacy by any individual or entity worldwide; The American Prize ($50,000), […]

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UNESCO Publications out now

New publications from Uthe UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States in Beirut: Life Skills (Arabic) Teacher’s Guide for the Book Life Skills (Arabic) UNESCO International Meeting of Experts: Fostering a Culture of Intercultural Dialogue in the Arab States, Report (Arabic) (English)   Literacy Study in Lebanon (Arabic) […]

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Cyberfamily activities

The blog Cyber Families: Connect, Create, Care ( provides biweekly thematic online activities for the whole family to do together. Each theme includes projects that family members connect, create, care, and explore careers. Themes include virtual museums, forensics, mass media, animals, nutrition, poetry, and more. Dr. Lesley Farmer developed this […]

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Positive signs for e-Reading in Ghana despite broken Kindles

This is an interesting press release from WorldReader: Worldreader, a non-profit organization whose aim is to bring digital books to all in the developing world, along with the c(USAID) and ILC Africa, today released the results of Worldreader’s pilot study of e-readers in Ghana. Titled iREAD, the pilot program involved the […]

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