(IFLA Global Vision discussion at the Harare Polytechnic Library School facilitated by Dr. Collence Chisita. (Picture by Dr. Collence Chisita))
The Zimbabwe Library Association (ZimLA) president, Mr. Lantern Fusire has amplified efforts to engage library and information sectors in Zimbabwe on the IFLA Global Vision discussions, an IFLA initiative that seek to brainstorm solutions to challenges facing libraries and the information profession.
IFLA Global Vision discussions are based on guidelines provided by IFLA met to obtain information from participants covering library values and strengths, challenges facing society, libraries and the profession. The survey also brainstormed on characteristics for a united library field.
Current engagement by ZimLA president at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Bulawayo with library and information science level one and level three master’s class brainstormed on how a united library field can meet the challenges of the future.
Several other IFLA Global vision discussions have been undertaken at the Harare Polytechnic Library School and by ZimLA Matebelaland Branch. ZimLA shall prepare a report for submitting to IFLA.
The IFLA Global Vision discussions were launched on 4 April 2017 in Athens, Greece, under the theme: “Together We Create the Future”. Library association leaders from Africa took part in IFLA’s Global Vision discussions at the AfLIA conference held in Yaoundé, Cameroon in May. Mr. Fusire and Dr. Collence Chisita got an opportunity to participate in the IFLA Global Vision discussion.