Public librarians who have completed training-of-trainers (ToT) programmes organized by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) and partners in Kenya, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia are invited to attend this informal knowledge-sharing event - a ‘T-break’, where T stands for trainers - on the topic, ‘The Power of Advocacy’.
The T-break will be moderated by Allan Hagwelele of Zambia Library Service (ZLS) Choma Provincial Library. Three speakers - Alice Mwape of ZLS headquarters, Dominic Chitondo of Kitwe City Council Library, Constance Chilipa of ZLS Solwezi Provincial Library - will share their hands-on library advocacy experience and discuss what competencies library staff need for successful advocacy.
This is the fourth in a series of virtual ‘T-breaks’ organized for the public library trainers by EIFL-PLIP. The aim is to refresh the trainers’ knowledge, share practical experiences and to build a local and cross-border support network of public library trainers. Since 2017, EIFL has trained 62 public librarians in Kenya, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia to become trainers, and they have cascaded the training to over 650 librarians in their countries.