Yohannes Gebregeorgis, Founder of the Segenat Foundation (http://segenatfoundation.org), a not for profit organization that works in establishing libraries and promoting reading and literacy in Ethiopia, has joined the faculty at Mekelle University (Ethiopia) with the Department of Library and Information Science.
Mekelle University, located in the city of Mekelle in Tigray Region, is a top-rated university for teaching and research and is one of the fastest growing universities in Ethiopia.
The Department of Library and Information Science at Mekelle University is a young department in its early growth stage with great potential to make a difference in teaching and research in library and information science.
In 2008, Yohannes Gebregeorgis was named a Top 10 CNN Hero for his innovative work in providing libraries and literacy to children in Ethiopia. He was awarded Honorary Membership to the American Library Association in 2011, the highest award the American Library Association bestows on an individual. He is the author of two bilingual children’s books: Silly Mammo and Tirhas Celebrates Ashenda.
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