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Maktaba Award 2012 Call for Entries

The Kenya Library Association (KLA), the Goethe-Institut and The Jomo Kenyatta Foundation, invite all libraries in Kenya to participate in the Library Of the Year Award 2012 (Maktaba Award) that will be awarded during the book month of September 2012 .

The Award aims to recognize excellence in the provision of library and information services in the country. Interested libraries are requested to submit their profiles, clearly indication the unique features that make them qualify for the Award by outlining the following:
  • quality and innovation
  • future-looking approach
  • sustainability of services and programmes
  • provision of attractive and
  • relevant services effective public relations

Libraries will be assessed in the following categories:
  • School libraries
  • Special libraries
  • Large Public libraries
  • Community libraries
  • Government libraries
  • Academic / Research libraries.

In 2011 the overall prize - the Library of the Year Award 2011 - was won by the Kenya National Archives and Documentation Service

There were also winners in the following categories:

  • Community Libraries - Amani Kibera Community Library
  • School Libraries - Oshwal Academy Nursery School
  • Large Public Libraries - KNLS Buru Buru
  • Special Libraries - Kenya National Archives and Documentation Service
  • Academic/Research Libraries - United States International University Library

Applicants should sent their profiles, including photographic, video and/ or any other relevant documentation not later than 21st July 2012 to:
Email: loyakenya@gmail.com

Project partners
Goethe-Institut, www.goethe.de/ins/ke/nai/enindex.htm
Kenya Library Association (KLA), www.klas.or.ke


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