50th ZimLA Conference and Annual General Meeting

50th ZimLA Conference and Annual General Meeting
past 4 months ago

Starts: Tuesday, 5 July, 2016 06:00am

Ends: Thursday, 7 July, 2016 03:00pm

Event Details

ZimLA Conference

50th ZimLA Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting

Theme:Transforming information into Knowledge tools: ZimLA@50

Dates: 5 to 7 July 2016

Venue: Great Zimbabwe Hotel, Masvingo, Zimbabwe

We therefore invite you to submit proposals for papers that address our focus in relation to the following conference theme and sub-themes;

Special Interests groups
Role of professional associations in LIS
Information professionals as agents of change
Library education, Gender and Technology
Public library services development
Archives management transformation
School libraries and community development
Library leadership, Management, Governance and Staff Development
National strategy for libraries and information
Library and ICT infrastructure
Open access, Electronic resources adoption, Collections Digitization and Digital library initiatives
Information Literacy Skills initiatives
The Social media platform in LIS
Museums and cultural heritage

Library Fair

We also seek to celebrate our story through a Library Fair which aims to share our growing expertise, best practice and innovations. Booksellers are also encouraged to join this first ever event. This could be a platform to show changes that have taken place at your institution. A Library fair would be a one day event. For space fees contact: libraryfair@zimla.org.zw

Important dates

Deadline for abstracts: 28 March 2016
Acceptance notifications: April 2016

Submission of final papers: May 2016

Registration for library fair: May 2016

Abstracts should include the following information:

Name, title, and institution of speaker(s),

Title of proposed presentation,

Address and email address of speaker(s),

Brief profile of the speaker including information about the qualifications and institutions attended,

Abstract should be not more than 400 words with at least five (5) keywords, written in Times New Romans, font size 12pt. Keywords should be in bold and italics, font size 10pt.

Abstracts should be submitted in word document format,

Please note that presenters are responsible for their own expenses to attend theConference.

For further information on the 50th ZimLA Conference and AGM, please contact:

Lantern Fusire (ZimLA President) lantern.fusire@nust.ac.zw; fusirelantern@gmail.com; president@zimla.org.zw; Cell No. +263 773 568 837; +263 718 120 429;

Harriet Ncube (Secretary General) hrncube@gmail.com; hrncube@nrz.co.zw; secretarygeneral@zimla.org.zw; Cell No. +263 772 477 186; +263 733 515 048 ; (Work) +263 9 362 934

Mr. Hosea Tokwe (National Treasurer) hoesatokwe@yahoo.co.uk ; tokwehosea@gmail.com ; Cell No.: +263 773 747 814 ; (Work) +263 54 260 445