Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Uganda Community Library Association workshop

Kate Parry writes:

On February 23-24, UgCLA is to hold a workshop on the topic of “Libraries for Education and Development”. All the libraries that are members of the Association will be invited to send one representative, and the coordinator and the librarian of FAVL’s library at Chalula in Tanzania are expected to come as well. The first day will be devoted to “Education”, discussing how librarians can work with teachers at primary and secondary levels, what educational activities can be included in the libraries’ own programs, and what materials are available, and appropriate, for adult neoliterates. The second day’s discussions will focus on “Development”: how librarians can build up a stock of materials on such topics as public health, agricultural practices, and social concerns, and how they can work with local NGOs and rural extension workers. We plan to arrange for members of our Board of Directors to facilitate the sessions. The workshop will finish with our Annual General Meeting, when we will report on our activities and finances to all the members present.

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