IRC Africa Subcommittee

Charge

To promote relations with libraries and librarians in the countries of Africa and to investigate matters related to these regions as referred by the international relations committee.

Roster

Mrs. Edna M. Enyeji (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Janet Lee (Member, July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022)
Michael Dowling (Staff Liaison, July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2030)

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Upcoming and Past Webinars

Accessing African Children’s Literature through Online Resources

September 30, 2020

Africa is a diverse continent of many nations, rich in culture and oral traditions. Our speakers will discuss the impact of African children’s literature and how educators, librarians, authors, illustrators, and publishers are working together to provide a positive learning environment for students, both in the US and in Africa. The panelists will present two different online resources that will serve as guides to locating and utilizing African children’s literature. Please join us on September 30, 2020 for an enlightening presentation on African children’s literature, with time for a Q&A session, on this important and timely topic.

Recording available (1:01 hr)

 

Composition

Purpose: To promote relations with libraries and librarians in the countries of Africa and to investigate matters related to these regions as referred by the International Relations Committee.  The countries covered by the African Subcommittee are Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, St. Helena, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Number of members: up to seven
Terms of office: two years
Term limits: four years

 

 

Subcommittees & Task Forces

Purpose: To promote relations with libraries and librarians in the countries of Africa and to investigate matters related to these regions as referred by the International Relations Committee.  The countries covered by the African Subcommittee are Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, St. Helena, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Number of members: up to seven
Terms of office: two years
Term limits: four years

 

 

Resources

 

NEWS and INITIATIVES

IFLA-Cape Town Book Project - The ALA-IRC Africa Subcommittee in partnership with the Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) and the IFLA Section Libraries for Children and Young Adults, call for books to be gifted to Cape Town’s children and youth.  We are asking each delegate to either bring along a book, purchase a book upon arrival at a local book store or make an advance online purchase.

Call for presentation proposals -

Africa Subcommittee call for presentation proposals

TBA

Get Involved

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Staff Liaison

Michael Dowling, Director, International Relations Office, inside U.S inside U.S. (800) 545-2433, ext. 3200, outside U.S. 312-280-3200, Fax: (312) 280-4392, mdowling@ala.org