CILIP have just announced Mr. Gray Nyali as the recipient of the 2008 International Library and Information Group (ILIG) Award. This award honours librarians “making a difference in Libraries and Information Services outside of the U.K.”
As Director of Malawi ‘s National Library Service, Mr. Nyali has worked extensively with Book Aid International and various other partners to deliver a public library service that enables the people of Malawi to enjoy democratised access to information, books, education, news, social spaces…
Having read a bit about Mr. Nyali’s work I can see why CILIP chose to honour him. His work demonstrates the true social value of the public library service and the potential impact that the service can have on the lives of individuals and the community.
Congratulations Mr. Gray Nyali, you’re an inspiration to librarians worldwide!