On January 30th 2016, FAVL staff in held its first end of month meeting for the year 2016. The meeting started at exactly 1:00PM with an opening prayer from Mr. Afeebikiya Zacchaeus (Sherigu librarian). The chairman begun the meeting by thanking all the librarians again for their active role played in last year at their respective libraries, though all of them started working with FAVL/CESRUD late last year they have all performed well in ensuring a smooth running of the libraries. The chairman entreated librarians to always read the manual for village librarians after they were taking through the role and conduct of the librarians in the manual.
Mr. Afeebikiya Zacchaeus begun by first thanking the chair for convening the meeting and the opportunity given him to make his contribution. He said the frequent visits by the coordinator for supervision and monitoring to the Sherigu library have influenced him to improve on his work as a librarian and hopes such visits continue. He said the group reading, games and the motivation given to patrons were a plus looking back into last year. On the short comings, Zacchaeus bemoaned the low patronage to the library during the vacation period and suggested that vacation classes be organized during such periods to encourage patrons to come to the library.
Mr. Apenoore Timothy, Sumbrungu librarian in his contribution said, the visits to the surrounding schools last year to talk to pupils about the importance of library usage was one of the contributing factor in the increase in patronage, he said this year, more of such visits be plan and carried out well.
Mr. Nyaaba Wilson, Gowrie librarian said, the group reading, games and motivation by coordinator in last year influence the increase in patronage. He said more of these be carried out this year. On the short comings, he said the After School Reading Program used to help a lot in bringing more patrons to the library, most of the patrons have stop coming due to the discontinuation of that program. He suggested if the program could be started again.
The chairman thank all for their contributions and assured them that we will continue to work in hand with one another to make our libraries good place for reading and learning. The vacation classes and after school reading program would be organized, so all should be prepared to voluntarily assist by playing any role assigned him. The chair informed members that our request for t-shirts was granted and work have already begun towards it. So in no time everyone will get his t-shirt. They were happy about the news and expressed their gratitude to you Prof. for your quick and kind response. The chairman in his closing remarks thank all for the contribution and patience throughout the meeting, the chair wish them a safe journey back home. Everyone was given 10 cedis for lunch.