Traditionally, the role of the librarian is associated with collections of books, as demonstrated by the etymology of the word "librarian" (from the Latin liber, "book"). The role of a librarian is continually evolving to meet social and technological needs. A modern librarian may deal with provision and maintenance of information in many formats, including: books; electronic resources; magazines; newspapers; audio and video recordings; maps; manuscripts; photographs and other graphic material; bibliographic databases; and web-based and digital resources. A librarian may also provide other information services, including: information literacy instruction; computer provision and training; coordination with community groups to host public programs; assistive technology for people with disabilities; and assistance locating community resources. Appreciation for librarians is often included by authors and scholars in the acknowledgment sections of books. Librarians in Kenya can join the Librarians Professional Body, Kenya Association of Library and Information Professionals (KLA), formerly Kenya Library Association which is a national professional association whose origin dates as far back as 1956 when the east African Library Association (EALA) was founded in Nairobi. Through the membership, librarians get to participate in local conferences, benefit from professional training programs. Click here for more information.