EIFL-PLIP T-break: Becoming a super-searcher
Knowledge-sharing event for public librarians who have completed EIFL training of trainers programmes in Kenya, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia

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Event Date: 03 Aug 2023
Hellen Ossaba (right), Librarian at Mbale Public Library (Uganda), training in the library.

Public librarians who have completed training-of-trainers programmes organized by the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) and partners in Kenya, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia are invited to attend this informal knowledge sharing event - a ‘T-break’, where T stands for trainers - on the topic, ‘Becoming a super searcher’.

Guest speaker Hellen Ossaba, Librarian at Mbale Public Library (Uganda), will present practical information literacy exercises for using new Google tools to evaluate information online and search effectively, such as Google’s 'three dots'. The training is adapted from the Super Searcher training programme in Europe launched in 2022 by Google in partnership with Public Libraries 2030. 

The aim of the T-breaks is to refresh trainers’ knowledge, share practical experiences and to build a local and cross-border support network of public library trainers. Since 2017, EIFL has trained 62 public librarians in Kenya, Namibia, Uganda and Zambia to become trainers, and they have cascaded the training to over 650 librarians in their countries.