Advertisement for applications for 2nd Cohort of INELI- Sub-Saharan -Africa (INELI-SSAf) Program

The African Library and Information Association and Institutions (AfLIA) is running a 2-year programme for 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 satisfy community needs; to train others in their organisations, and to also play active roles in their national library associations.
It provides e-learning courses through an online Moodle platform, with face-to-face workshops at two intervals. The topics covered include, but are not limited to Innovation; Change Management; Partnerships; Time Management; Taking Smart Risks; The Place of the Library in the Community; Using Data to make Decisions, as well as Advocacy. It is offered in the English Language. The first cohort of participants will finish the programme in May 2018 and the second cohort is due to start in February 2018.

AfLIA is inviting applications from public librarians for the International Network of Emerging Library Innovators- Sub-Saharan Africa (INELI-SSAf) Programme from all countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Applicants should have been public librarians for not less than 5 years and actively involved in library professional practice. As most of the learning is done online, applicants should have reasonable access to the Internet in order to be involved in this learning. The program is offered in English so applicant must be able to read and write in English language.

Applicants are required to fill in a Form (found below) which includes providing the following:

  • 200 words write up on why you want to be a participant
  • Outreach programmes introduced in the community
  • Leadership program(s) attended with dates
  • Daily work and location
  • Work experience with dates
  • Library qualification with date(s)
  • Proof of ability to offer training to others
  • Recommendation from Head of Library/ National Library Association
  • Proof of Membership of the National Library Association
  • AfLIA Membership number of applicant’s Library

To download the form please click here

The institution or National Library Association that recommends 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 workshops, and so must commit to this in recommending the application.
The application should reach AfLIA at with a copy to on or before 15th November 2017 . Late applications will not be accepted .