Weekly highlights – 17 August 2015

  1. Staff quote

“It’s exciting that INASP staff and associates are sharing INASP’s knowledge and experience in a range of discussions in our partner countries and internationally. We have recently contributed to articles in mainstream newspapers such as The Guardian, publishing-industry magazines such as Research Information and scientific publications such as The Scientist. INASP and our partners also contribute to local media in our partner countries. This included an interview on Ethiopian television last month. It was also great to see posts by members of our AuthorAID community featured in recent blogs (see external coverage section below) and we are looking forward to working with SciDev.Net to bring more such stories to wider attention.”

Siân Harris, Communications Coordinator

  1. Updates
  • We have published a Storify of our recent library consortia meeting in Ethiopia.
  • Winner Chawinga, a Master’s student at the Department of Library and Information Science, University of the Western Cape, South Africa has won the IFLA/ekz Library and Information Science (LIS) Student Paper Award 2015 for his paper is on the topic: “A decade of formal Library and Information Science Education in Malawi: the case of Mzuzu University”. Winner is being sponsored by INASP to attend the IFLA conference and present his paper. See our Facebook page for a photograph of Winner, along with Lawrence Gojeh from Jimma University, whom INASP is also sponsoring to attend the conference.
  • For updates from this year’s IFLA meeting, which INASP staff Anne Powell and Peter Burnett are also attending, see the hashtag  #wlic2015.
  1. Upcoming events
  • Julie Walker will be Tanzania from 24th to 28th August to observe a pilot gender workshop
  • Sue Corbett will be speaking at the ALPSP annual conference in London from 9th to 11th September
  1. Recent publications
  1. External coverage

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