#libraryselfie2020 – a project that is organized by Library Aid Africa in partnership with the Goethe-Institut – will kick start this year in July.
The online initiative, which started in 2018, uses social media to create awareness about the importance of libraries as spaces for reading and learning. #libraryselfie2020 will take place in nine African countries: Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Icory Coast, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Namibia & South Africa.
Who can participate:
Participation in #libraryselfie2020 is exclusive to library users only.
Librarians are not eligible to participate in #libraryselfie2020.
Librarians are to guide library users on how to participate in #libraryselfie2020.
Past winners of the #libraryselfie series are not eligible to participate.
How to participate:
Take a selfie while reading with your family or in your home library.
Upload it on your Twitter, Instagram or Facebook account with the hashtag #libraryselfie2020.
Mention/ tag Library Aid Africa and your location (city & country) to facilitate tracking.
Please note: the Call for Entries will be open only in July 2020.
The three library selfies with the highest likes in each country will be selected and awarded a prize! The winners of #libraryselfie2020 will be announced on the 8th of September. They will receive their prices during a prize-giving event that will take place in a public library close to them on the 28th of September.
To stay tuned, please follow the social media platforms of Library Aid Africa:
About Library Aid Africa: Library Aid Africa is a not-for-profit organization with the mission to revamp libraries in Africa to increase their societal impact. The organisation harness advocacy and also support for the resuscitation of libraries in schools and communities – leveraging digital technology and citizen engagement approaches to drive projects and policy reforms for libraries, with partners and volunteer presence in over 10 African countries.