EIFL-PLIP T-break on Online training
First in a series of knowledge-sharing events for public librarians who have completed EIFL training of trainers programmes in Kenya, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia

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Event Date: 16 Jun 2021
Public library trainers showing a design for a new library space, on newsprint.
Public librarians in Namibia participate in training on redesigning library spaces in Namibia in 2020.

Public librarians who have completed training-of-trainers programmes organized by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) and partners in Kenya, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia are invited to attend this informal knowledge sharing event - a ‘T-break’, where T stands for trainers - on the topic, 'Online training: successes and challenges'.

Five experienced public library trainers will give presentations, sharing their experiences of online training offered to peer-librarians and their communities. The trainers are Purity Kavuri (Kenya); Daisy Ashabahebwa (Uganda); Katrina Shikuni, Jakob Muleka, and Claret Misika (Namibia) and Allan Hagwelele (Zambia). 

This is the first in a series of virtual ‘T-breaks’ organized for the public library trainers by EIFL-PLIP. The aim is to refresh the trainers’ knowledge, share practical experiences and to build a local and cross-border support network of public library trainers. Since 2017, EIFL has trained 62 public librarians in Kenya, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia to become trainers, and they have cascaded the training to over 650 librarians in their countries.