Friday, March 3, 2017

AfLIA -Public &Community Libraries......Nkemdilim Osigwe Ph.d

AfLIA -Public &Community Libraries......Nkemdilim Osigwe Ph.d


African Libraries are on the rise!

The Public and Community Libraries Section of AfLIA (African Library and Information Associations and Institutions) hereby invites all Public and Community Libraries in Africa to participate in a Continental Display Fiesta with the theme – ‘My Africa Your Africa Our Africa’ from 24th April to 13th May 2017.

Rules - What to do

1.   Do a display of books and other information resources, textiles, pictures, paintings, sculptures,       musical instruments, farm implements, cooking utensils or any other materials that depict the culture of the Library’s community and which identifies them as a people.

a.   To do this effectively – gather information on the history of your community

b.   Consult, engage and collaborate with the community Elders, Groups, Town Unions etc.


2.   Open a FaceBook Account for your Library, search for AfLIA Page and African Public Libraries Network on Facebook, submit the pictures of your display there. Properly label the pictures for easy identification and collation. You are expected to submit a minimum 20 pictures but not more than 30!

3.   Open a Twitter account for your Library, follow @AfLIACon and submit the pictures of your display there.

4.   Open a YouTube account, record the Display with the theme conspicuously shown, record the visits , upload and send a link to AfLIA Page and African Public Libraries Network on Facebook and to @AfLIACon on Twitter.

5.   Optional – You may organize a cultural day- Talks, Music, How to make local handicraft etc based on the Theme, record and submit as stated in 2-4 above.

Winning

1.   The Executive Committee of the Public and Community Libraries Section of AfLIA (African Library and Information Associations and Institutions) will judge the pictures based on

-   Innovativeness

-   Acuity

-   Exactitude

-   Community awareness and participation

2.   Winners will be announced during the closing Dinner at the AfLIA Conference in Yaounde, Cameroon. Plaques, certificates and commendations will be presented to the winners.


This Continental Display Fiesta is predicated on the fact that libraries drive the progress of global and continental Developmental frameworks. UN 2030 Agenda Goal 11 Target 14 harps on strengthening efforts to protect and safeguard the world’s cultural and natural heritages while the 5th Aspiration of AU 2063 Agenda highlights the need to build strong cultural identities and preserve our common heritage, ethics and values as a people.

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