I thought this email exchange should be shared with everyone interested supporting community libraries in Tanzania! Contact the interested parties...
A.K. Hassan email@example.com
Sarah Switzer-Dogra firstname.lastname@example.org
Rahim Niah'" email@example.com
I have come across this email from Sarah, which has reminded me of the meeting with one official from EIFL an organization interested in supporting community and public libraries in EA.
It has provided grants (competitive) in Uganda and Kenya. In Tanzania we have not yet benefited from this (Public libraries through TLSB are in process) because of the absence of the body that unites this type of libraries. I talked to the official and promised as chairperson of Tanzania Library Association - to find the way to meet and see the way forward for community libraries in Tanzania.
I am therefore writing this email to propose a formal meeting between representative of community libraries in Tanzania and The Executive Committee of Tanzania Library Association to see how we can jointly assist to develop community libraries development in Tanzania and the profession in general. If you accept the idea of having a meeting, can you suggest a date and venue for the meeting?
With kind regards
It is great to hear from you as well! I am CC'ing this email to the TaCLA coordinator. He can put you in touch with the rest of the board members as well!
Rahim, Hassan and I talked about the need for a TaCLA many years ago and he gave MANY good advices. Please communicate well with him :) He has previously worked with the public libraries of Tanzania and has experience with the Tanzania Library Association.
Rahim, keep me up to date on TaCLA activities. Do you have any plans for a workshop for your members this year? Any more support from Book Aid for such a workshop? Does the association have their association status yet?
I hope some for some good news!