[Irtalk] Call for papers IFLA Africa Section : "Africa libraries now on open access agenda”

Elsabe Olivier Elsabe.Olivier at up.ac.za
Wed Dec 7 09:40:10 SAST 2011

Dear Colleagues
Call for papers, Africa Section Open Forum, WLIC, Helsinki, Finland, 
The IFLA annual congress will take place in Helsinki, Finland from 11th
-17th August, 2012. The Congress offers an opportunity to present
library research outcomes and innovations in a multi-disciplinary
international forum. In line with the theme of the 78th IFLA WLIC,
Africa Section chose the theme: 'Africa Libraries now on open access
agenda'.  IFLA Africa Section invites Librarians, Information Scientists
and other stakeholders to submit proposals (abstracts) for papers at the
Africa Section Open Forum session in Helsinki, Finland.
Theme: "Africa libraries now on open access agenda”  
 Open Access for all in Africa libraries Social networking in Africa
libraries Information literacy in Africa libraries on open access agenda
Indigenous knowledge for all in Africa libraries Policy issues in open
access agenda Continuing Professional Development  (CPD) for Africa
libraries open access agenda
Integration of open access agenda and libraries in Africa: the role of

Submission Guidelines:

The proposal must be the original work of the author(s) and should be
written in either English or French. Each abstract must contain:
* Title of proposed presentation
* Outline of the proposed presentation (no more than 350 words)
* Name(s) of presenter(s)
* Position or title of presenter(s)
* Presenter(s) employer or affiliated institution
* E-mail address, Telephone/fax numbers
* Short biographical statement of the presenter/s, with digital

Please send proposals by January 14, 2012 by email to:  
Rosemary Gitachu
Secretary, IFLA Africa Section, 
e-mail:  gitachur at yahoo.com

Important Deadlines:

January 14, 2012: Deadline for submission of abstract
February 18, 2012: Notification of acceptance/rejection of paper
May 16, 2012: Deadline for submission of full paper
All proposals will be evaluated by a refereeing team of the Standing
Committee of the IFLA Africa Section 
Travels and Costs: 
Please note that all fees, including registration for the conference,
travel, accommodation etc. are the responsibility of the authors of the
accepted papers. Presenters are advised to approach their parent
organizations for sponsorship.

For information on the IFLA Africa Section, please see
Rosemary Gitachu,
Secretary, IFLA Africa Section
University Librarian
Daystar University,
P.O.Box 44400-00100,

Email: rgitachu at daystar.ac.ke
Tel:     +254 45 22601/2/3
         +254 272002/3/4
Mobile:  +254 723 543 719
Fax:     +254 02728338
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