Ghana’s Library Authority (GhLA) has been shortlisted to represent Ghana at the 2021 London Book fair (LBF) International Awards organized by the London Book fair in partnership with the Publishers Association in the UK.
Ghana this year is among the 15 countries across five continents shortlisted for the 2021 edition of the (LBF) International Excellence Awards.
The award is organized to celebrate publishing achievement across seven categories, recongnizing those organizations and individuals demonstrationg notable originality, creativity and inovation in the industry.
Reacting to the nomination, the GhLA Executive Director said his outfit is on a quest in making Ghana a reading nation through the provision of world-class library service that connects Ghanaian citizens to relevant knowledge resources and advances a quest for life-long learning.
Mr. Hayford Siaw continued that “as a result, we are working tirelessly with major stakeholders and this recognition is a testament to the extraordinary support received so far towards achieving the vision.”
The Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) is running to win the Library of the Year Award, competing against Kenya National Library Services (Kenya) and Public Library “Fran Galovic” Koprivnica (Croatia).
The winners of the International Excellence Awards, as well as the recipient of the London Book Fair Lifetime Achievement Award according to a blog post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh, will be announced in May.
The London Book Fair 2021 will go ahead as a digital-only event, creating opportunities for the publishing industry to meet online, following the impact of the global pandemic.