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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

PL 30/12: LATINA at IFLA

Filed under: LATINA, Uganda — plinius @ 7:25 pm

In June, a team of teachers from Oslo and Kampala conducted three training events at Makerere University Library.

The main event was an intensive two week LATINA workshop on elearning and digital librarianship for professional librarians from East Africa. LATINA stands for Learning And Teaching IN A digital world.

From a practical point of view, LATINA is

  1. a training and development laboratory – the LATINA/Lab –  within the Learning Centre and Library of Oslo and Akershus University College of the Applied Science
  2. a series of training courses, usually lasting for several weeks, that are conducted by this laboratory
  3. a specific approach to digital learning, teaching, training and change management

But we also arranged two one day courses

  • LATINA for executives, which was aimed at managers who sent staff members to the main course
  • Statistics for Advocacy, which is part of IFLA’s BSLA training program for Building Strong Library Associations

LATINA Africa

In Helsinki I am presenting a paper on African libraries as centres of elearning. The paper

  • Describes the LATINA approach
  • Discusses the role of e-learning in Africa
  • Discusses the role of libraries in e-learning

The paper is part of Session 105

  • International and comparative librarianship: toward valid, relevant and authentic research and education

which is organized by Library Theory and Research, Education and Training and LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group and which takes place from 13:45 to 18:00 in Session Room 2 (SI). You may also read

Resources

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4 Comments »

  1. […] 30/12: LATINA at IFLA. Paper for the session on International and comparative […]

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  2. […] African libraries as centres of elearning. International and comparative librarianship: toward valid, relevant and authentic research and education. Mandag 13. 1345-1800 […]

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  3. […] A good part of the time is spent as senior consultant to the LATINA/Lab – a development and training laboratory under the college learning centre. This summer we worked in East Africa, collaborating with Makerere University Library and its director, Professor Maria Musoke. My paper in Helsinki described this project, see PL 30/12: LATINA at IFLA. […]

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  4. […] PL 30/12: LATINA at IFLA. Paper for the IFLA session on International and comparative librarianship […]

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