Kenya: Training to enhance ICTs and e-literacy skills of National Librarians

When, local time: 
Sunday, 7 December 2014 - 8:30am to Wednesday, 10 December 2014 - 4:30pm
Where: 
Kenya, Nakuru
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Contact: 
Jaco Du toit, Advisor Communication and Information, UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa (Tel: +254 (0)20 762 2346/2566, Email: j.dutoit@unesco.org)

UNESCO will support Electronic Information for Libraries (EIFL) and Kenya National Libraries Services (KNLS) to launch Kenya Librarians’ training from 7 to 10 December 2014 in Kenya. 30 librarians from 29 public libraries that currently provide public access to computers and Internet will participate in this training. This activity is a major national capacity building initiative for public librarians in Kenya. It aims to enhance public librarians’ Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) and e-literacy skills; and foster development of new public library services that will use ICT to meet community needs.
This should help support delivery of the Millennium Development Goals by enabling public librarians to use ICT in new services that meet community needs in important development areas like agriculture, education, health, promoting local economic wellbeing, social inclusion and e-literacy.

This activity falls within the framework of UNESCO’s Main Line of Actions of the Memory of the World Programme of supporting ICT adoption in public libraries and also creation of new services to users in Kenya.