Initiative for Young African Library Innovators

The second IYALI 2018 call is out. In 2017 there was an really amazing group of 13 public librarians from Algeria, Ghana, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia and a very interesting programme in Lithuania and Poland:

EIFL, AfLIA and IFLA is inviting African public librarians aged under 35 to apply to take part in a two-year learning initiative that will connect them to inspiring public libraries in Asia and Africa, and expose them to experiences and ideas from other developing and transition economy countries.  IYALI (short for Initiative for Young African Library Innovators) is a partnership between the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP), the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA), and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). IYALI aims to expand the professional horizons of African public librarians and help them see their own work and achievements in a new and different light.

The deadline for applications 9 February 2018. Find out more about the IYALI learning experience and how to apply here –