SILL Training with Bibliotheca Alexandrina

The Mortenson Center partnered with Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt, in providing the first in-person SILL (Strengthening Innovative Library Leaders) training since the pandemic.
  • When: February 13 – 14, 2024
  • Time: 10:30AM- 4:00PM each day
  • Where: Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria, Egypt
  • Format: In-person
  • Cost: Free for all invited/ registered participants
  • Language of Instruction: Arabic/ English

Congratulations to the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Professional Development Division for hosting and presenting the workshop, by the local team of organizers and facilitators: Joseph Makkar (lead facilitator), Samia Abouhany, Sara Elgabalawy and Neveen Nagy (co-facilitator).

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International visits and Collaborations: Rwanda and Kenya- July 10-21, 2023

The Mortenson Center Team- Prof. Dr. Clara Chu and Dr. Peggy Nzomo had an opportunity to attend and present at the Peace Education Conference held in Kigali, Rwanda. While there, they took the opportunity to visit several libraries in Rwanda and Kenya and discussed potential collaborations with the Mortenson Center.


Kenya Visits included:

  • Moi University, Eldoret, Kenya: School of Information; University Library
  • University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya: Department of Information studies; University Library
  • Key School Libraries: St. Joan’s Academy; Little Lambs School; Kapsabet Boys High School
  • Kenya Library Association
  • Kenya National Library Services
  • Technical University of Kenya

Rwanda visits included:

  • Children’s Peace Libraries
  • University of Rwanda Library
  • Rwanda National Library Services
  • Kigali Public Library