The Arab Federation for Libraries and Information is the 2022 winner of the prestigious EBSCO Information Services Library Staff Development Award
For Immediate Release
American Library Association
CHICAGO — The Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLI) is the 2022 winner of the prestigious EBSCO Information Services Library Staff Development Award. The award is presented annually to a library organization whose application demonstrates the greatest merit for a program of staff development designed to further the goals and objectives of the library organization.
Through the “Staff E-training on Emerging technology & Developed Services” (SEEDS) program, AFLI seeks to enrich the lives of its member countries by providing opportunities for emerging public librarians to develop their skills in innovation, emerging technologies, and international networking. AFLI was founded in Tunisia in 1986 and is considered the leading Arab body representing the interests of the library profession and people who rely on libraries and information professionals. AFLI is considered the biggest vocational organization in the Arab world in the library and information field.
The award jury was impressed by the opportunity this program has to positively affect the professional lives of librarians internationally and how the skills learned in this program have direct application to the needs of public libraries in the Middle Eastern and North African regions.
Members of the 2022 EBSCO Information Services Library Staff Development Award committee were John Sandstrom, Chair, New Mexico State University; Sarah Copeland, Chattanooga, Tennessee; Rebecca Gerald, Duchess County School Library System, New York; Pam Jankowski, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Ohio; and Sandy Wee, San Mateo County Libraries, California.
The EBSCO Information Services Library Staff Development Award will be presented to the Arab Federation for Libraries and Information on Sunday, June 26 during the American Library Association Annual Conference.
More information about the EBSCO Information Services Library Staff Development Award, including how to submit a nomination, is available on the ALA website.
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