Public librarians from Kenya, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia who have completed training-of-trainers programmes organized by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) and partners are invited to attend this informal knowledge sharing event - a ‘T-break’ - on the topic, ‘Building Partnerships for New Programmes and Advocacy’.
Guest speakers Hayford Siaw, Executive Director of the Ghana Library Authority, and Jeff Nyoka, eLearning Manager of Johannesburg City Libraries in South Africa, will share experiences of building effective partnerships for new library programmes and for advocacy.
At the end of the meeting, participants will be invited to share success stories and to discuss ideas for training library staff on building effective partnerships
The aim of the T-breaks is to refresh the trainers’ knowledge, share practical experiences and to build a local and cross-border support network of public library trainers. Since 2017, EIFL has trained 62 public librarians in Kenya, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia to become trainers, and they have cascaded the training to over 650 librarians in their countries.