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Library of the Year Award (Maktaba Award) 2012


The Kenya Library Association, the Goethe-Institut and the Jomo Kenyatta  Foundation invite all libraries and information centres in Kenya to participate in the  3rd edition of the Library of the Year Award (Maktaba Award) that will be announced in September 2012.

The Award recognizes excellence in the provision of library and information  services in Kenya.  Interested libraries are requested to submit their profiles, clearly  highlighting the unique features that would make them qualify for the Award, by  outlining the following:
  • Currency, diversity and relevance of the library collection
  • Innovation and creativity in service provision
  • Application of modern technologies in library services
  • Efforts towards collection, preservation and dissemination of local content and indigenous knowledge
  • Library services for multicultural readers
  • Networking and any other value-addition initiatives the library is undertaking
The following categories of libraries are eligible to participate: School, Special/Research/Corporate/, Public/Community, Government and Academic. Selected libraries will be assessed by an independent panel of judges.

Library profiles, including the full address, telephone contact and physical location of  the library should be sent via e-mail to: loyakenya@gmail.com not later than 21st July 2012.
 
For further details please visit:
www.kla-kenya.org | www.goethe.de/kenya | www.jkf.co.ke

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