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Pre-Conference Workshop for 2017 2nd AfLIA Conference and 4th Africa Library Summit

ANNOUNCEMENT / INVITATION

FOR APPLICATIONS FROM PUBLIC LIBRARIANS TO ATTEND A PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP

AfLIA in conjunction with the Mortenson Centre of the USA is organising a 2-day Pre-conference of the 4th African Library Summit / 2nd AfLIA Conference for young, vibrant public and community librarians from 14-15 May 2017 at Hotel de Deputes in Yaounde, Cameroon.

The title of the workshop is Strengthening Innovative Library Leaders (SILL). It is an interactive, foundational leadership training meant for librarians working in public or community libraries in any capacity.

The training focuses on Leadership Styles, Problem-Solving, Communication, Innovation, and Planning. At the end of the SILL training, Participants should be able to:

  1. Have a better understanding of their own leadership style and feel more confident as a leader.

2.    Feel better prepared to:

  • Make suggestions in the workplace

  • Take initiative

  • Solve problems

  • Be innovative

  • Communicate with others in the workplace

Qualification of Applicants
As indicated earlier, this Workshop is meant for public and community librarians.  It is a foundational leadership course, which means that anyone working in a public library would benefit from the training.  This workshop may be too basic for public library leaders that have received a lot of training, however experience has shown that it can serve as a good refresher.  This is a long way of saying that the only qualification is that they are currently working in a public library and have interest in exploring their leadership styles.

About 24 persons will be selected for this workshop and they may be sponsored to attend the African Library Summit which will be held from 16-19 May in Yaounde.

Please click here to download the application form.

Please send applications to programofficer@aflia.net with a copy to secretariat@aflia.net to reach us not later than 15th February 2017.