Further Reading

We regret that an error appeared in the article by Mr. Ogundipe on regional library education in the Caribbean, TWL 4–2. On page 25 the date given for the new Trinidad curriculum should be October 1993, not October 1983.


Readers who are not familiar with Info Africa Nova may be interested in a brief account of its activities and publications. It is an independent, non–governmental enterprise established in 1991 in South Africa. The purpose of the organization is to deal with the problems of library services in Africa, in particular Southern Africa. On 8&38211;12 May 1995 Info Africa Nova will hold a conference in Pretoria, on the theme “information services to sustain reconstruction development and prosperity in Southern Africa.” Another conference, on “mobilizing women for self–reliant development of Southern Africa communities,” will take place on 6–10 March 1995, in Pretoria. Those who wish to attend, or to present papers, are invited to address Trudie Coetzer, Info Africa Nova, FOB 4649, Pretoria 0001, South Africa.

Publications, available from the same address, include proceedings of the 1992, 1993, and 1994 conferences; prices are US$44.00, US$54.00, and US$55.00, respectively, plus US$20 for postage, each item. Another volume available is Maurice Lundu’s Library in the Service of Society: Philosophical Foundation (US$57.00, plus US$15.00 postage). Lundu is Copperbelt University Librarian, Zambia. Who’s Who in Library and Information Services of Southern Africa 1992/93 is the only directory of its kind (US$50.00, plus US$15 postage).


A useful publication from the Moi University (Kenya) Faculty of Library Science discusses the need for library/information personnel in Kenya and provides an approach to curricular development based on those needs. Achieving the Optimum Curriculum: A Survey of the BSc in Information Sciences Curriculum in the Context of Market Needs in Kenya, by Diana Rosenberg (Eldoret, 1994; 56 p.) is a thorough guide to planning of curriculum according to the most modern principles. It follows on Rosenberg’s Survey of the Skills and Training Needs of Information Professionals in Kenya (1988; reviewed in TWL 1–2: 68–69). The curriculum study was funded by the British Council. Inquiries may be addressed to Simon Williams, Africa and the Middle East Group, Development and Training Services, British Council, Medlock St., Manchester M15 4AA, UK. Ms. Rosenberg, former dean of the Moi library program, is a member of the TWL advisory board.


“Further Reading” Third World Libraries, Volume 5, Number 1 (Fall 1994).