Welcome to LIAZ
The Library and Information Association of Zambia is a professional non-profit organization that unites all institutions
and people working in Libraries, Archives, Information Centres and Other Information Services in Zambia.
Library Development in Zambia
Prior to changing its name to the Library Association of Zambia in 2013, it was first established as the Zambia Library
Association in 1963. The name change was necessitated include other categories of information professionals such as the
Archivists, Records Managers, Documentarists among many others.
The state of libraries in Zambia
The fight for the enactment of legislation to support the development of Library and information services in Zambia
continues. Despite the absence of the Legislation there has been a number of community Libraries established by
individuals and NGOs, to carter for less privileged in society. One such a Library is the Lubuto Library project run by
Ms Jane Meyers and her management team, which opened its second community Library at a local basic school in one of the
high density compounds in Lusaka. Another community library is in Kabanana, a suburb in Lusaka city. Room to Read has
also established a number of School libraries though they have not networked well with the Association.