SALB CEO Mandla Ntombela attends SCECSAL in Namibia

Our CEO Mandla Ntombela is currently attending the Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and South African Library and information Association (SCECSAL) Countries in Namibia. SCECSAL is a regional forum for library and information associations in Africa.

Mr Ntombela is rubbing shoulders at the conference with people making waves in library and information services from the following countries: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Congo Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, eSwatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Some of the burning topics discussed at the conference ranged between the following:

Access to information: issues, challenges, and solutions facilitated by Chairperson Pro. N. Ocholla; Inclusive libraries and library services: good practices and success stories facilitated by Chairperson Prof. C. Nengomasha; Preparedness of academic libraries to serve students with disabilities: The case of University of Malawi’s chancellor college and University of Zululand by Ms. D. Eneya, Prof D. N. Ocholla & Prof J. B. Mostert, University of Zululand, South Africa; Access to information for people with albinism: Issues, challenges and solutions by Mrs. A Ngula & Dr. C. Bitso University of Namibia & University of Fort Hare, South Africa; Inclusiveness of academic libraries: The case of assistive and adaptive technologies by Ms. L. Kiana, Dr. M. Ujakpa & Mrs. A. Leonard International University of Management & University of Namibia; Geo-spatial mapping of libraries to enhance optimal access to libraries and global visibility by Mr. A. Malotle National Library of South Africa; Barriers on access to archives by people with disabilities (PWDs) and inclusive solutions: A review of literature by Dr. O. Mosweu & Ms. A. Ngula- University of Johannesburg, South Africa & University of Namibia; Towards achievement of inclusive school library and information services in the Kingdom of Eswatini: Barriers and opportunities of Hhohho region by Ms. L. E. Dlamini- Eswatini College of Technology, Eswatini; The role of libraries in meeting the information needs of small-scale farmers in Zambia by Ms. V. M. Munsanje & Ms. M. M. Nabuyanda-International School of Lusaka & National Institute of Public Administration, Zambia; Adoption and use of assistive technologies to access information by students with visual impairments at Linchwe II Junior Secondary School by Ms. M. B. Jenkins & Mr. D. Rakemane- Ministry of Basic Education, Botswana; Monitoring and evaluation of public libraries: A case of public libraries in Namibia by Ms. A. Dunn -Namibia Library & Archives Services, Namibia; Information searching skills by distance nursing students at the University of Zambia School of Nursing Sciences by Ms. M. W. Monde, Ms. C. W. Kanyengo, Ms C. M. Mwafulilwa & Ms. E. M. Ndalameta-Theo, University of Zambia and Use of electronic resources by law academics: A case study of the University of Namibia by Mrs. A. Leonard, Dr. M. N. Hamutumwa & Dr. C. Mchombu-University of Namiba.