Young African Library Innovators Initiative
Learning experience in Indonesia and Malaysia for 15 African public librarians

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Event Date: 20 Aug 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
IYALI 2017 participants took part in a learning opportunity in Lithuania and Poland. Three members of the group experience a robotics workshop during a demonstration of innovative public library services in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Fifteen public librarians from 12 countries in Africa will travel to Indonesia and Malaysia as part of the Initiative for Young African Library Innovators 2018 (IYALI 2018).

IYALI aims to expose emerging public library innovators in Africa to experiences and ideas from other developing and transition economy countries. It is an initiative of the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP), in collaboration with the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA) and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).

The IYALI programme in Indonesia and Malaysia is as follows:

20-24 August: The IYALI group will attend a workshop in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, at which they will hear presentations and share experiences with librarians from Indonesia who have successfully piloted innovative public library services. The programme includes visits to public and community libraries in and around Yogyakarta.

25-29 August: The IYALI group will take part in the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2018 (IFLA  WLIC 2018), in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In addition to attending congress sessions and workshops, IYALI 2018 participants will present a poster on New Services and Community Outreach in African Public Libraries.

See the full IYALI 2018 programme here. 

Find out more about IYALI 2018 and the librarians who are participating in the initiative.