The Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) has been selected as the best ‘Library of the Year’ at the 2021 London Book Fair (LBF) International Excellence Awards after beating Kenya National Library Services (Kenya) and Public Library “Fran Galovic” Koprivnica (Croatia) in the finals.
GhLA was awarded for its outstanding commitment to using technology to support remote learning to promoting information skills, literacy and reading particularly in the midst of the global coronavirus pandemic.
Organisers of the London Book Fair International Excellence awards in a blog post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh announcing the winners of the 2021 edition wrote, “Congratulations to all our winners! The Ghana Library Authority took home ‘The library of the year Award.”
Mr Hayford Siaw, the Executive Director of the Ghana Library Authority reacting to the victory expressed gratitude to the London Book Fair and the staff of the Library Authority for their contribution towards the success of Ghana’s library.
The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards is organized by the London Book Fair in partnership with the Publishers Association (United Kingdom) to celebrate publishing achievements across seven categories.
It recognizes organizations and individuals demonstrating notable originality, creativity, and innovation within the industry. Ghana this year was among the 15 countries across five continents shortlisted for the 2021 edition of the (LBF) International Excellence Awards.