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Maktaba Award 2014 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 2014 (Maktaba Award) that will be awarded during the book month of September 2014.

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
  • Public libraries
  • Community libraries
  • Government libraries
  • Academic / Research libraries.

In 2013 the overall prize - the Library of the Year Award 2013 - was won by the Catholic University of Eastern Africa

There were also winners in the following categories:

  • Community Libraries - Amani Kibera Community Library
  • Private School Libraries - Makini School
  • Public School- Nairobi Primary School
  • Public Libraries - KNLS Buru Buru
  • Special Libraries - Kenya National Archives and Documentation Service
  • Academic/Research Libraries - Catholic University of Eastern Africa

Applicants should sent their profiles, including photographic, video and/ or any other relevant documentation not later than 30th June 2014 to:
Email: loyakenya@gmail.com

Project partners
Goethe-Institut, http://www.goethe.de/ins/ke/nai/ver/en12918069v.htm
Kenya Library Association (KLA), www.klas.or.ke


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