About the Access to Information Network - Africa (ATINA) Special Interest Group


Consistent with Goal 8 of IFLA Africa Section's Strategic Plan for 2013-2015: the mission of ATINA is to encourage libraries in Africa, and their sponsors worldwide, to be mindful of their economic and social development roles, and hence, focus on achieving outcomes that enable library users to grow and thrive in their various endeavours as individuals and communities, by providing them innovative avenues to access to change-oriented information and knowledge. 

Related Objectives

  1. To hold open forums at IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) as well as organise other relevant events and activities, including online networking, seminars and production of technical papers.
  2. To maintain exchange of communication among participants through active email lists, ATINA-L, and using social media and other tools to broaden the Africa Section's advocacy activities in the area of access to information and knowledge for development. 
  3. To promote the principles and practice of development librarianship and knowledge management. 
  4. To promote and support development of programmes that focus on effective information use, reading and the various forms of empowerment literacies in Africa, as vital components of development work.

Mailing Lists


Organising Committee mailing list for the ATINA SIG

Note: ATINA-C is a closed list (restricted to subscribers).


ATINA-L is the public discussion list for the ATINA SIG

Note: ATINA-L is a closed list (restricted to subscribers), but anyone interested in the goals and activities of ATINA may apply to join.

Access to Information Network - Africa (ATINA)

Last update: 26 November 2019