Glorias Asiimwe, Libraries Officer at the African Prisons Project

Glorias will be talking about her experiences of working within Ugandan prisons; and how professional development opportunities in the UK and 77th IFLA Conference in Puerto Rico have helped her develop the skills, and contacts necessary to build a successful career as the only sub-Saharan prison librarian.

You are warmly invited to the next International Library and Information Group (ILIG) Informal: on Wednesday,10th August, 18.00-19.45, at CILIP Headquarters, 7 Ridgmount St., London WC1E 7AE, UK.

Cost: FREE (but please confirm attendance by emailing Alice Tyler: as you will need the access code to enter the building)

For those of you without any possibility of attending, the following paper to be co-presented by Glorias at the IFLA Conference may be some compensation. “Role of libraries and information in the empowerment of Ugandan women prisoners”. Full text available at:

The African Prisons Project is a UK registered charity, founded to improve the welfare, health and education of detainees in Africa. It has an operational base in Kampala, Uganda and is an organization with which Phi has close contact.

Jean Shaw, Partnerships in Health Information


About jgreigshaw

I work with Partnerships in Health Information which promotes partnership between libraries in Africa and the UK with an emphasis in African leadership. I have visited Kenya, Mali, Uganda and Zambia though Phi has contacts in many more African countries.
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