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Library Staff AttendS AfLIA Conference in Ghana

The Librarian Mr J. L Maenzanise and Mr M. Nhakura, a Senior Library Assistant recently attended the Third African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA) conference held at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA) Conference Centre, University of Ghana, Accra from the 30 May to 2 of June 2015.

The conference was attended by 157 library professionals with vast experience in school, academic, public and private libraries from all over the world.

Mr Menzanise made a presentation on Leadership Excellence and Use of Technology at the Harare Institute of Technology while Mr Nhakura presented on Social Media as a Tool for Sharing Academic Knowledge among undergraduate students at HIT.

The Harare Institute of Technology was given an award in recognition of an outstanding presentation by the HIT Librarian Mr J.L Maenzanise.

The workshop was held under the theme – African Libraries Rising Leadership and Innovation for Development with the objective of building the capacity of librarians in order to support their sustenance.

It was also aimed at building the capacity of librarians to lead the provision of effective library and information services in their countries by providing planning services and presenting them effectively to their clients.

Another objective was to establish a core of effective leaders on the continent who are able to shape change in their countries and engage effectively in the global library and information space.

Various experts and participants in the field made presentations which stimulated constructive debates and contributions which resulted in meaningful resolutions being adopted.

Librarians across the world were thus urged to form partnerships that could sustain such services in the communities at the national, regional and international levels.

The Library workshop was graced by the wife of Ghana's Vice President, Mrs Effie Amissah-Arthur, who is also a Librarian by profession.