Kenya public librarians' training
EIFL organizes advanced e-resources training to prepare public librarians for launch of 46 new e-resources centres in Kenya

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Event Date: 12 Sep 2016 - 16 Sep 2016
Nairobi, Kenya
Kenyan public librarians practise researching the internet for relevant resources during the first round of advanced e-resources training in May 2016.

Thirty public librarians and public library managers will attend advanced e-resources skills training organized by EIFL and EIFL’s partner organizations in Kenya.

The training aims to improve the ability of public librarians to use the internet to support community information needs, and to help community members to find relevant resources online. It aims to prepare public librarians for the launch of 46 new e-resource centres in libraries that are part of the Kenya National Library Service (KNLS), a network of over 60 public libraries serving communities across Kenya.

This is EIFL’s second round of advanced e-resources training for public librarians in Kenya. The first round of training, also for 30 public librarians, took place in May 2016.

The advanced e-resources training module was developed by EIFL in collaboration with EIFL's partner library consortium in Kenya, Kenya Libraries and Information Services Consortium (KLISC). The training builds public librarians’ capacity to select and evaluate e-resources; to search electronic databases; to promote access to e-resources and train library patrons to use them, and to gather and analyze usage statistics. 

The training is part of a major EIFL capacity building programme for public librarians in Kenya