Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Wishes_from the 21st Century Information Retrieval & Dissemination Network {Update, Acknowledgments, & readiness to Move Forward Hawassa University & Books For Africa Partnership Project}

NOTES FROM: 21st-Century Information Retrieval & Dissemination Network

As I look back upon the past year, I would like to acknowledge all those who have donated online to Hawassa University (HU) and Books For Africa (BFA) Partnership Project.

Above all, I would like to express my sincere thanks to Erin Moran, the Project Manager of Books For Africa, who reviewed & approved the partnership project proposal and finally gave recognition to the partnership project.

Erin Moran has provided me positively kind assistance, guidance & advice in order to make visible our partnership project site on the official website of Books For Africa ‘Donate to a Project Page’ for the purpose of a fundraising campaign so as to make successful the partnership project. I am extremely grateful and indebted to her, for her expert, sincere, and valuable guidance and encouragement extended to me. In addition, I extend my acknowledgment to All Books For Africa Staff and Advocates.

I place on record, my sincere gratitude to Dr. Fishea Getachew, Vice President for Academic Affairs of Hawassa University, Ethiopia, and Dr. Mesay Hailu, Vice President for Administration & Students Affairs of Hawassa University, Ethiopia for their guidance, assistance, and constant encouragement.

I also place on record, my sense of gratitude to Mr. Yohanan Yokamo, Director, International Relations and Alumni Affairs Directorate (IRAAD) at Hawassa University, Ethiopia & Mr. Mathewos W/Giyorgis, Director of Public Relation & Communication of Hawassa University, Ethiopia.

I place on record my sense of gratitude to Affini Media & Communication, I hope in the future Affini Media & Communication will play its own role in creating awareness via its media outlets among the Sidama community at home & abroad in order that they stretch their helping hand for the success of this valuable partnership project to girls & boys in the Sidama National Regional State of Ethiopia.

Finally, I extend my gratitude to one and all who, directly or indirectly, have lent their assistance, constructive comments & advice in the process of running this partnership project.

Thank you for a great year, and I wish you all the best as you embark on the new year ahead.

Let Us Work Together For a Generation.

Happy Holidays!

Changing the Gear of the Topic:

In 2020, I started an overseas initiative partnership project called “Books For Primary & Secondary Schools Found in Sidama Region (Mulugeta W/Tsadik, Librarian, Hawassa University) Ethiopia, in order to maintain & organize school libraries found in Sidama National Regional State of Ethiopia.  

Current Progress


Fundraising Campaign

To Ship a 20 foot container contains 22,000 books directly to Sidama region, Ethiopia


Books For Africa & Hawasssa University Partnership Project

Has reached $ 2,110

(Two Thousand One Hundered Ten Dollar)

It remains ahead to reach the project Goal $12,300

, therefore,

You have been earnstly requested to Donate Now

Thank you in advance for your generoisty

Visit the Below Project Site & Click on it Donate Now Online!


The Surprising Reading Habits of Millennials

When teens and young adults are immersed on their smartphones, what do you think they’re doing? Scrolling their Instagram feed? Chatting to friends on Facebook? Watching a video on YouTube?

There’s a good chance they’re actually reading a book.

Forget the stereotypes we often associate with Millennials. They’re voracious readers – it’s just that their reading habits are different from previous generations.

In this infographic, we explore the reading preferences of Millennials and the results may surprise you.

New research suggests that Millennials read more than their parents […]

Survey data from 10 different countries shows that a majority of people still prefer print books over e-books.

The Briefing

  • Survey data from 10 different countries shows that a majority of people still prefer print books over e-books.
  • 42.5% of respondents purchased at least one print book in 2020—that’s significantly more than the 15.5% who’d bought at least one e-book.
  • Out of the 10 countries surveyed, Germany has the most print book lovers. 58% of German respondents bought a print book in 2020.


It’s not easy to make time for reading when your concentration is rusty. Here are some powerful tips to read more books.

Reading more books ranks high in the most popular New Year’s resolutions.

But by springtime, most people’s motivation wanes. You pick up a book and your mind wanders.

You’d think it’s easy to do what you enjoy, but that’s not always how it works.

It takes discipline to make time to read.

If you love books but can’t seem to get going, here are some incredible tips […]

Did you know that the website is _ Marsariitiin Adda Durummaan Shoora olaanaa taphate akka tahe beektuu?

Standing firm against political detention

The discussion was part of the Summit for Democracy, convened virtually to advance strategies for protecting human rights and to counter corruption and authoritarianism around the world.

“When countries hold political prisoners, they create climates of fear and self-censorship, and they stifle political participation,” U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the panel. “That’s why it’s important that all countries stand firmly against the detention of political prisoners — no matter where they’re held — and work together to free them.”

More than 1 million political prisoners are held in 65 countries worldwide, Blinken said. They include students, activists, journalists, and opposition leaders,[…]

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