(Librarians from Zimabwe attending the ongoing AfLIA conference in Yaunde, Cameroon.)
The Zimbabwe Library Association (ZimLA) President Mr. Lantern Fusire attended the International Federation of Library Association (IFLA) sponsored Global Library Vision workshop held from May 14 – 15 in Yaunde, Cameroon.
The IFAL Global Library discussion was officially launched in Athens, Greece on April 4, 2017 to bring together thousands of representatives of the library field worldwide to explore how a connected library field can meet the challenges of the future.
The Africa regional workshop that brought together library associations representatives from about 37 African nations was hosted by IFLA President-elect Glòria Pérez-Salmerón and Secretary General Gerald. The workshop sessions were facilitated by IFLA Members Services manager, Helen Mandl. According to IFLA, the Global Vision discussion is a part of a larger initiative that seeks to engage the library community in the development of a global vision for the future of libraries.
Participants at the Africa Global Library Vision, according to IFLA website is to explore the future of libraries and develop ways to tackle the challenges and opportunities that the library field will face. IFLA encouraged participants to continue the engagement by taking the discussion to their library communities.
Mr. Fusire is now participating in the AfLIA conference taking place in Yaunde, Cameroon together with Ms. Kathy Matsika (NUST Library), Ms. Nyarai Chibanda (MSU Library), Mr. Macdonald Nhakura (HIT Library) and Harare Poly Lecturer, Dr. Collence Chisita.