Please join us today at noon for a great discussion about libraries and ICTs in
Hope to see you there!
On May 4, 2017, at 11:50 AM, Melody Clark
Just a quick, friendly reminder about this exciting opportunity to learn more
about libraries in Africa – brown bag event this Monday, May 8th from 12pm-1pm.
Hope to see you there!
From: Melody Clark
Sent: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 1:51 PM
Subject: Event: Libraries & ICTs in Africa - A discussion with Dr. Buhle
Mbambo-Thata - 5/8/17
Hello, all –
We hope that you will join us for a brown bag lunch event with Dr. Buhle
Mbambo-Thata of AfLIA<http://aflia.net/> (African Library and Information
Association and Institutions) from South Africa, where she will discuss AfLIA
and how the library field in Africa is evolving with ICTs and other
initiatives. She will also discuss libraries in general in Africa and how they
are contributing to community development and the Sustainable Development Goals
Buhle is a long-time partner and friend of the Technology & Social Change Group
(TASCHA), and while she is in town for meetings with us, she graciously offered
to meet with students who are interested in libraries in Africa. This is a
perfect event for any of you interested in libraries around the world,
international development, and international librarianship.
When: Monday, May 8th, 12pm-1pm
Where: Bloedel Hall 070A
Brown bag lunch event – please bring your own lunch
Dr. Buhle Mbambo-Thata is the Director of Resources Development of the African
Library and Information Association and Institutions (AfLIA). Prior to that she
was Executive Director of Library Services at the University of South Africa
from 2006 until her retirement in 2016. She served as University Librarian at
the University of Zimbabwe from 2001 until 2006. She serves as member of the
Board of Directors of the National Library of South Africa, and Council on
Research Libraries CLIR.
Dr Mbambo-Thata has served as Governing Board member of the International
Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). She was a member
of the Strategic Advisory Network of the Global Libraries Programme of the Bill
and Melinda Gates Foundation. She has previously served on various committee
affiliations including the Library Network of the Association of Commonwealth
Libraries, the E-Knowledge Society for Women in Southern Africa (of which she
was chairperson), the advisory committees of EIFL Found.net<http://Found.net>,
2004-2007; the Gender in Africa Information Network 1996-2001 and the Access to
Learning Award of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Her research interests
are in women and ICT and ICT applications in libraries. She is passionate about
Library development generally, and in Africa in particular.
Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA)
University of Washington Information School
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