LLA Mandate

Lesotho Library Association (LLA) is a non-profit making association which was established in 1978 after the meeting of Eastern, Central and southern African Librarians (SCECSAL) held in Kenya in 1978. The association was formed by employees from Academic Libraries, Public Libraries, School Libraries, Special Libraries and National libraries in the country. Lesotho Library Association is a member of international and regional library and information associations such as International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA), African Federation of Libraries and Information Association (AfLIA) and SCECSAL. LLA is affiliated to Lesotho Library Consortium (LELICO), which is also a national body for electronic information sharing. LLA attempts to rotate its Annual General Meetings (AGM) in the three regions of Lesotho.

Lesotho Library Association known as LLA, changed its name to Lesotho Library and Information Association (LELIA) in its AGM in November 2016 held at Mafeteng district.

  • Vision

    LLA provides leadership for the advocacy, development, promotion and improvement of Library and Information Services and the provision of Librarianship in Lesotho to enhance learning, teaching, research and ensure access to information by all.

  • Mission

    To promote library and information services and Librarianship in Lesotho. It aims at promoting the reading culture of Basotho Nation, enhancing teaching, learning, and research for access to knowledge and information for all.

  • Motto

    Information is mightier than the sword.

LLA in book distribution project