AfLIA Applications for Ineli-SUB-SAf Program

The African Library and Information Association and Institutions

(AfLIA) will be running a 2-year program for 32 emerging public library leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa to sharpen their leadership and innovative skills to enable them offer innovative services in their libraries, to train others in their organisations and to also  play active roles in their national library associations.

The program will provide e-learning courses through an online Moodle platform. Some of the topics to be treated include  Advocacy, Innovation, Change management, Conflict resolution, Community information needs, Risk management, Team work and Team projects.

The program will be offered in the English Language and applicants should have been librarians for not less than 5 years and actively involved in library professional practice. The program will begin in April 2016 with a face – to –face workshop and thereafter participants will meet face- to face midway in March 2017 and at the end of the program in March 2018 for workshops. All other learning will be done online and applicants should therefore be able to have reasonable access to the Internet in order to be involved in this learning.

Applications are requested for the International Network of Emerging Library Innovators- Sub-Saharan Africa (INELI- SubSAf ) Program  from the following countries :  Angola; Republic of Benin; Burundi; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Mauritius; Madagascar; Malawi; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; ReUnion; Rwanda; Sao Tome; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; South Africa; Swaziland; Tanzania; Togo; Zambia; and Zimbabwe.

The application should include the following:

  • 200 words write up on why you want to be a participant
  • Leadership program(s) attended with dates
  • Daily work and location
  • Work experience with dates
  • Library qualification with date
  • Proof of ability to offer training to others
  • Recommendation from Head of Library/ National Library Association

The institution or National Library Association that will recommned an applicant will make a contribution of at least USD 2000.00 per participant to cover accommodation, breakfast, dinner and local transport during the face-to-face convening, three in all, and so must commit to this in recommending the application.

The application should reach the Executive Director of AfLIA at with a copy to on or before 31st December 2015. Late applications will not be accepted.