I am a practicing librarian and I try to take part in activities of the Ghana Library Association, of which I am a member.
This year is the 50th anniversary of the GLA, which was founded in 1962 – an era when libraries in Ghana were supported not only by government in power, but also by the then President, Kwame Nkrumah.
A provisional programme of events and activities has now been released, and I shall definitely be taking part in some, and observing and commenting on others.
Main Theme Libraries: Key to National Development
1. Libraries: driving access to knowledge
2. Libraries: facilitators of knowledge generation
3. Knowing is not enough: engaging in the knowledge economy
4. Enhancing the culture of reading
5. The academic library of the future
6. The public library of the future
7. The special library of the future
8. The school library of the future
9. Building a strong library association
10. The illusive national library: the case of Ghana
Programme of Activities
- Regional launches
- Photo exhibitions in various libraries
- GLA/PAWA/GAW collaboration
- Visits to school libraries
- Book donations to selected school libraries
- Reading clinics
- Professional seminars
- Radio talk shows & TV programmes
- Interaction with Information Studies students
- Anniversary edition of the Ghana Library Journal
- Thanksgiving service & dinner dance
There aren’t any definite dates and venues yet, but I shall be posting more updates, as I gather more information.