BSLA Country Project: Cameroon
The Cameroon Association of Libriarians, Archivists, Documentalists and Museum Curators (ABADCAM) was created in 1973 and was dormant for many years. A new group of more active professionals aims to revive the association to help it achieve its role in society.
BSLA will help ABADCAM to become more active after many years of being dormant, and serve as an example to other Francophone countries in Africa and Central Africa. They aim to provide new opportunities for involvement for members, create a vision and strategy for a more transparent association.
The association aims to be more visible and to partner with the Ministry of Culture to have a say in how libraries are developed.
- They also aim to begin to change the mindset of librarians in Cameroon to begin to increase the level of professional skill and thinking, by providing professional development activities.
- Alim Garga, In Country Facilitator
- Jérôme Ndjock, President ABADCAM
- Rosemary Shafack, ABADCAM
- Jacinta Were, Trainer
- Fiona Bradley, IFLA ALP Programme Coordinator
IFLA and ABADCAM meet with the Minister of Culture to discuss the importance of libraries and library associations to Cameroon's development, July 2010
Last update: 15 December 2016