Weekly highlights – 18 May 2015
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1. Staff Highlight

“As a part of the pilot project ‘Network of Trainers’ and after having attended a ‘Train the Trainer’ workshop, 20 librarian trainers from Ghana and Uganda are actively involved in an online community of practice. INASP’s Network of Trainers is a community platform for librarian trainers that aims to stimulate discussion and encourage the sharing of learning and practices on how to develop and use learner-centred skills in their training and/or teaching. Most of the trainers are engaged and have started their own discussion threads, shared experiences and given constructive feed-back to their colleagues.” Dr Laura-Elena Runceanu, Training Strategy Coordinator

2. Selected news and updates

    • Twitter: INASP staff have had a successful week in Mongolia with the 1st Journal Quality workshop. Tweet example: “One of the challenges of being a #Mongolian journal editor is having a limited pool of reviewers who speak Mongolian #inaspMN #peerreview”. See more using the hashtag #inaspMN
    • Video: Senior Editor at PLOS ONE Matt Hodgkinson talks about his experiences of being an AuthorAID mentor. INASP’s Julie Walker wrote late last year about how and why to promote mentoring.
    • We are delighted to welcome Annalise Dennis, our new Training Officer. She has worked in many different countries, most recently with Oxfam, and brings her wide range of experience to INASP programmes.

3. Forthcoming events

    • 17-25 May: Emma Farrow will be in Zimbabwe attending marketing and advocacy workshops for consortium institutions and meeting with Zimbabwe University Library Consortium (ZULC). Follow the trip using the hashtag #inaspZW

4. Recent publications

Latest Tanzanian publishing workshops support marketing and communication 15 May I

NASP launches series of pilot workshops in Zimbabwe 14 May

May Photo of the Month 14 May

AuthorAID Tip of the Week 13 May

Guest Post: Pre-Conference Workshops – A chance to teach and learn (Part 2 of 2) 11 May

5. External Coverage

How are Projects Sharing Knowledge as they Implement? BCURE Global

Engaging with government: experiences from the VakaYiko programme  Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

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