A Malawian library student is spending a month in the UK as part of a study tour organised by librarians from the Association of Landbased Libraries in Colleges and Universities ( Allcu ).
Alufeyo Manda works at the Mzuzu Government Technical College Library and is studying for the Diploma in Library and Information Science. A link between Malawi colleges and Fife’s Elmwood College already exists and Elmwood’s librarian Christine Barclay approached Allcu to see if it would support Alufeyo in his study. That led to a further offer to invite the student to come to the UK.
As well as visiting Elmwood College, 29-year old Alufeyo will be spending time with librarians at Otley College in Suffolk, Bicton College in Devon, The Royal Agricultural College in Gloucestershire and Hadlow College in Kent. He will also attend and give a presentation at the Allcu Annual Conference, which takes place at Harper Adams University College.
I am indebted to the July issue of CILIP Update for this report.
Nigel Palmer Phi