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Maktaba Award 2013 Call for Entries



The Goethe-Institut Nairobi , the Kenya Library Association (KLA) and the Jomo Kenyatta Foundation (JKF) will present the third Library of the Year Award (Maktaba Award) in Kenya during the book-month of September 2013.

This national award seeks to recognize excellence in the provision of library and information services in the country. All libraries in Kenya are invited to express interest in participating in the first award of its kind for libraries in Africa.

Participating libraries will be assessed in the following areas:

  • currency, diversity and relevance of the library collection
  • innovation and creativity in service provision
  • application of modern technologies in service provision
  • efforts towards collection, preservation and dissemination of local content and indigenous knowledge
  • membership of the Kenya Library Association and participation in the Association's activities

Interested libraries should send their profiles, including photographic, video and/or any other relevant documentation not later than 24th July 2013 to:

More information can also be found at:



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