Helena Asamoah–Hassan is Executive Director of the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA). She was previously University Librarian at the Kwame University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana and was a member of the Governing Board of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) 2007-11. Helena has been consultant to a number of international organisations on library and information issues and has served and still serves on several other committees at national, regional and international levels. She is author or editor of 3 books, 3 chapters, 19 refereed conference proceedings and journal articles and over 100 conference papers.
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Sustainable development can only be achieved when no one is left behind but an inadequate digital infrastructure can hinder the drive for all to be digital literate. Digital Literacy, Inclusivity and Sustainable Development discusses what libraries in Africa are doing to ensure their communities can engage in work, education and society.
In this new book, editor Helena Asamoah-Hassan, Executive Director of the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions, takes readers through contributions from libraries across the continent about the impacts of COVID-19 on digital literacy campaigns and the strategies and achievements made by libraries.
Including insights on Kenyan libraries teaching their communities to operate in online spaces, the level of digital skills of students in Uganda and many more perspectives spanning the African continent, the book features contributions from libraries across Africa outlining their approaches towards better and more widespread digital literacy.
Digital Gap in Global and African Countries: Inequalities of Opportunities and COVID-19 Crisis Impact Syden Mishi, Godfred Anakpo
E-skills and Wages in Tunisia Najeh Aissaoui
Digital Literacy in Africa: A Case Study of Kenya National Library Services, Thika Miriam Mureithi
Digital transformation in city of Johannesburg Library Services through the provision of E-Learning services Jeff B Nyoka
National Library of Nigeria and the Promotion of Digital Equity Glory, Okeagu, Okwuoma Chidumebi Chijioke, Daship Na'angap, Solape Oshile
Driving Digital Literacy - An Assessment of GhLA's Interventions Against the COVID-19 Impact on Library Services Hayford Siaw
Impact of COVID-19 on Digital Divide: Perspectives of an Educator and a Librarian in Botswana Lynn Jibril, Priti Jain
Digital literacy Skills Investigation among Third Year Bachelor of Library and Information Science Students of Makerere University Faridah Muzaki, Sarah Kaddu, Eric Nelson Haumba
ICT Training for Children with Hearing-Impairment Rachel Andisi
Underscoring the Value of Digital Literacy as a Tool for Reducing Unemployment and Enhancing Workplace Productivity Lanre Abubakar Folurunso and Emmanuel Omeiza Momoh
Backwards Design Modelling of Digital Literacy in Africa Oluwaseun David Adepoju