Saturday, August 27, 2016

Call for papers - Library Association for Africa & African Library Summit

Call for papers – 2nd AfLIA Conference and 4th African Library Summit
AfLIA, the Library Association for Africa, focuses on the development of libraries, information centers, library and information personnel to offer cutting edge modern services to people on the African continent to improve their lives.
AfLIA will be holding its 2nd Conference as an Association and the 4th African Library Summit for
LIS leaders
LIS practitioners
LIS educators
LIS policy makers
Young and emerging LIS leaders
Organisations and Professionals working in partnership with African libraries
Venue: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 14th – 20th May 2017

Pre-Conferences:               14th -15th May 2017
Conference:                       16th – 20th May 2017
AfLIA General Meeting:     19th May 2017

Conference Theme
Libraries in the Development Agenda: Repositioning African Libraries to deliver on the Future We Want
e - Africa : ICTs in the development of knowledge in Africa
The role of libraries in building peace and justice in Africa
Preservation of Africa’s culture and heritage
-African research for enhancing development
LIS education in promoting the Development Agenda
National / Public / Community Library Services leading the realisation of the Development Agenda
-Growth, Sustainability and Development
-Women and Youth services
Outcomes of Conference
Development of strategies to realise the development agendas of the UN and the AU
Decisions on technology and skills necessary as tools for librarians in the realisation of the development agendas
Rekindle the need to preserve African culture and heritage for development
Strategies for Public Libraries as development partners to enhance services to meet development agendas
LIS education and practice of librarianship to meet the realisation of the development agenda
Guidelines for Submission of Proposals for Paper Presentation
Proposals must address the sub-themes and written in English, French or Portuguese. It must be an original work of the speaker(s) and must include:

Title of proposed paper
Name(s) of speaker(s)
Official Title of speaker (s) or Professional role
Speaker's institutional affiliation, if any
Speaker(s) e-mail address, telephone/fax numbers
Abstract of the proposed paper (about 500 words); and a
Short professional profile of speaker (s) - about five(5) lines each

Length of Paper and Presentations
Papers should be between 3-20 pages long, in a Word file, Times New Roman, 12 point typeface including an abstract derived from the content of the paper and clear recommendations. 15 minutes will be allowed for Oral presentation of the paper and 5 minutes for discussion.

Important Deadlines

15 October 2016                      Submission of the abstract
30 November 2016                 Notification of acceptance/rejection.
15 February 2017                    Submission of full papers
15 March 2017                        Submission of presentation slides ("PowerPoint").


There will be a Poster session at the Conference
Guidelines for Submission of Proposal for Poster Session
Proposals must address the main theme or sub-themes and written in English, French or Portuguese. To submit a proposal to participate in the Poster Session, please provide the following information: 
Presenter's name, institution and email
Poster title
Poster description (limit 100 words)
Target audience
Theme of Poster
Your topic could be described on a printed poster or by photographs, graphics and pieces of text that you attach to graphics or photographs.

Presenters of a poster are expected to be present to explain their posters and to hand out any leaflets, or other information materials, they have available for viewers. Each presenter can therefore present only ONE poster.

Important Deadlines

15 October 2016               Submission of the abstract
30 November 2016           Notification of acceptance/rejection.
15 February 2017             Submission of full papers

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