Bring innovative libraries to 100,000 Africans

This is an exceptional opportunity to grow the network of librarians in Africa.
Welcome message from the president

It is a great honour and special privilege for me to welcome you to the African Library and Information Association and Institution (AfLIA) website. AfLIA is an independent international not-for-profit organization which pursues the interests of library and information associations, library and information services, librarians and information workers and the communities they serve in Africa. It was established in 2013 and registered as an international non-governmental organisation (NGO) under the laws of Ghana in October 2014.

AfLIA is the trusted voice of the African library and information community in Africa’s development.

Yes, it is the trusted African voice for the library and information community, and drives equitable access to information and knowledge for all. The association believes in Professionalism and Inclusivity, Integrity, Transparency & Accountability, Innovation & Creativity Customer focused and Access to Information as a Human Right.

I consider the presidency as an honour because I get to represent all of you. To that end, if you have any topics you would like to discuss with me, please feel free to reach out to

Thank you in advance for your support during my term as your President. I look forward to connecting with each of you throughout the year and learning more about your experiences and your thoughts on how we can continue to serve the African library and information community. Until we meet, God bless us all.

Sincereley Yours

John K. Tsebe