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Tanzanian Govt ponders automatic employment for librarians - Daily News

Tanzanian Govt ponders automatic employment for librarians - Daily News | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

"Daily News: Govt ponders automatic employment for librarians -

THE government is looking for possibilities of introducing direct employment to librarians and record keepers, as it is for teachers, due to their enormous contribution to education."

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Ariadne article: Perceptions of Public Libraries in Africa | EIFL

Ariadne article: Perceptions of Public Libraries in Africa | EIFL | The Information Professional | Scoop.it
RT @EIFLnet: Ariadne article: Perceptions of Public Libraries in Africa http://t.co/mA5rlBiX...

 

"The article “Perceptions of Public Libraries in Africa” has been published in Ariadne, a peer-reviewed open access magazine for information professionals.
In the article, Monika Elbert, David Fuegi and Ugne Lipeikaite summarise and describe the principal findings of the study Perceptions of Public Libraries in Africa commissioned by EIFL Public library Innovation Programme (PLIP) which served to provide evidence of how public libraries are perceived by stakeholders and the public towards public libraries in six African countries.
The authors write:
"The goal of the study was to understand the perceptions of national and local stakeholders (municipalities, ministries, public agencies, media, etc.) and the public (including non-users) in respect of public libraries in Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe about the potential of public libraries. It also aimed to understand how these stakeholders could best be positively influenced to create, fund, support or to use public libraries. It is hoped that stakeholders in the countries studied will choose to assess the findings as a potential tool to improve library management and advocacy."

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Library helps Tanzanians better understand China - China Daily

Library helps Tanzanians better understand China - China Daily | The Information Professional | Scoop.it

By Liu Xiangrui in Dar es Salaam:

"A China library opened within Tanzania's national library in the African nation's capital of Dar es Salaam on Monday.
The China library is a part of the Experience China in Tanzania program, a large cultural exchange initiated by China's State Council's Information Office. It is co-hosted by the Chinese embassy in Tanzania and several Tanzanian government agencies.
With a total donation of around $300,000, the State Council's Information Office has provided the China library with 20 computers, 1,000 paper publications and DVDs, and more than 100,000 digital publications related to Chinese politics, economy, culture, history, arts and science.
Zhang Yanbin, director of a bureau under the State Council's Information Office, said the China library will serve as a means for Tanzanians to understand China.
"To maintain long-term cooperation, the China library is collaboratively built by us and the Tanzanian cultural ministry, instead of purely with our donations," Zhang said. "This is a creative move in China's cultural exchanges with other countries."

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Library for people with disabilities set for launching

Library for people with disabilities set for launching: Global Disability Rights Library (GDRL), an organisation...

Global Disability Rights Library (GDRL), an organisation whose aim is to help people with disability find resources they can use to improve lives will be launched in Tanzania.

Speaking to journalists yesterday at Maelezo Auditorium, the programme manager for Global Disability Rights Library, Ms Andrea Shettle, said the project targets delivery of knowledge to individuals and organisations which can be used to strengthen their ability to serve their communities and promote disability

 

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