Advancing Library Visibility in Africa
Data related to public and community libraries is limited in many countries within Africa. This hampers the development of the public and community library sector in those countries while also limiting the opportunities for partnership with other community-based or civil-society organizations (CSOs). Working in partnership with the African library sector to build infrastructure, organizational capacity, and interest in the collection, use, and analysis of data related to libraries and their impact on communities. Benefits include assisting libraries in developing relevant programs and services for their communities, increasing libraries visibility as partners outside of the current scope, and allowing libraries and their champions to utilize data to advocate on their behalf through effective use of data.
Connecting African libraries and development organizations: Perceptions and possibilities
Volunteer geographic information in the Global South: barriers to local implementation of mapping projects across Africa
Data challenges for public libraries: African perspectives and the social context of knowledge
Preliminary Activities of the Advancing Library Visibility in Africa Project
How can you map the world’s libraries?
People & Organizations
- Project Team
- Chris Jowaisas, Senior Research Scientist, Information School
- Jason Young, Senior Research Scientist, Information School
- Chris Rothschild, Senior Research Scientist, Information School
- Maria Garrido, Principal Research Scientist, Information School
- Bree Norlander, Research Scientist, Information School
- Michelle Fellows, Research Analyst, Information School
- Renee Lynch, Research Assistant