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The co-founderof African Hospital Libraries (AHL) chronicles how this charity grew from a tiny pop-up library set up by two VSO volunteers and the hospital management team, to establishing health care library services in three provincial government referral hospitals (Makeni, Bo, Kenema) in Sierra Leone, and supporting link-ups with a shared maternity and paediatric hospital library service in Freetown and two libraries in healthcare training institutions. She reflects on the impact that Shane Godbolt had and continues to have on the work and growth of the organisation.

Original publication




Journal article


Health information and libraries journal

Publication Date



37 Suppl 1


79 - 81


African Hospital Libraries, UK Registered Charity Number 1170968, UK.


Humans, Libraries, Medical, Sierra Leone, Mentoring