[Irtalk] Invitation to the African Library Summit 2011 (includes information on accommodation)

Elsabe Olivier Elsabe.Olivier at up.ac.za
Fri Jan 7 10:41:02 SAST 2011

Dear colleagues

It is with great pleasure that the Unisa Library, the IFLA Regional
Office for Africa and IFLA Africa Section invite you to the African
Library Summit 2011.

The theme of the Summit
The theme of the Summit is The Future of African Librarianship. 

The purpose of the Summit
The purpose of the Summit is to create an exciting and collaborative
business atmosphere that will stimulate critical debate on library and
information service issues with a view to developing an action plan for
quality library services and librarianship on the African continent. The
Summit will also provide the networking opportunities so vital to any
professional community. 

Leading library and information executives from the African continent
will attend this three- day high-level strategy event from Wednesday
11th to Friday 13th May 2011. 

The venue
The African Library Summit 2011 will take place at Misty Hills Country
Hotel, Conference Centre and Spa, Muldersdrift, Gauteng, South Africa

Registration fee
If registered by Thursday 31 March 2011, the cost is US $380 per
Registrations received after 31 March 2011: US $450 per delegate

The registration fee includes:
· Lunch and evening meals on all three days of the Summit
· Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks
· The Opening and Closing Events (11 and 13 May 2011)
· Visit to the Cradle of Humankind or a Unisa Library Tour on the last
day of the Summit

The registration fee excludes:
· Travel and accommodation
· Airport shuttles
· Optional activities
· Anything not otherwise specified

Registrations open on Monday 10 January 2011 (see the Summit website)

Accommodation is available at the Summit venue (Misty Hills Country
Hotel, Conference Centre and Spa). Accommodation rates vary between ZAR
890 and ZAR 12,000 per night. Accommodation rates include breakfast.

For more information and the preliminary programme, please visit our
website: African Library Summit 2011 

Elsabe Olivier 
Open Scholarship Manager
Department Library Services
University of Pretoria
South Africa
Tel.: + 27 + 12 + 420 3719
Fax: +27 12 362 5100
E-mail: elsabe.olivier at up.ac.za
Skype: elsabe.olivier
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