Thursday, May 03, 2012

Call for papers, Africa Section Satellite Meeting, WLIC, Helsinki, Finland, 2012

IFLA Africa Section

SC members

Dear Colleagues,

Call for papers, Africa Section Satellite Meeting, WLIC, Helsinki, Finland, 2012

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: 'Libraries, the amazing gateway to knowledge and power!'  IFLA Africa Section invites Librarians, Information Scientists and other stakeholders to submit proposals (abstracts) for papers at the Africa Section Satellite in Helsinki, Finland scheduled to take place on 9th – 10th August, 2012.


"Libraries, the amazing gateway to knowledge and power!” 


·         Libraries: gateways or gatekeepers?
·         Web 3.0 in libraries now: amazing, exciting!
·         Information literacy: enhancing access to knowledge and power in virtual environment
·         Open access and knowledge libraries
·         Partnerships and collaboration: inspiring and exciting opportunities for libraries as gateway to knowledge and power

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 photograph

Rosemary Gitachu
Secretary, IFLA Africa Section,

Important Deadlines:

May 25, 2012: Deadline for submission of abstract
May 29, 2012: Notification of acceptance/rejection of paper
July 15, 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
Rosemary Gitachu,
Secretary, IFLA Africa Section
University Librarian
Daystar University,
P.O.Box 44400-00100,

Tel:     +254 45 22601/2/3
         +254 272002/3/4
Mobile:  +254 723 543 719
Please send proposals by May 25, 2012 by email to:  

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