10 December 2011

Africa Section Midterm Meeting 2012

By Lindi Nhlapo

1. Midterm meeting at the Bulawayo Holiday Inn, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

 Meeting  6-7 February
 Workshop  8 February (morning)
 Meeting LIS Students at NUST  8 February (afternoon)
 Library Tours  9 February (all-day)

2.  Two-day Regional School Library Seminar

Host: IASL and ZimLA
: Masiyephambili College, Bulawayo Zimbabwe
8-9 February 2012

The Zimbabwe Library Association in conjunction with the International Association of School Librarianship Africa Sub Sahara region will host a Regional School Library Seminar, an event that will allow school librarians, school library media specialists, teacher librarians, library and information science lecturers, university and polytechnic/college librarians, public librarians, library science students  and all those interested in school librarianship to meet and learn from each other, share ideas and aspirations on all aspects of school librarianship in Zimbabwe, Africa and the world over.

Theme: ‘School libraries in Africa in the 21st century: learning from each other’

Sub themes

  • information literacy skills across (from print to ICT)
  • national school library policy
  • school libraries for reading skills
  • regional school  library cooperation in Zimbabwe/Africa cooperation
  • joint school/community library cooperation
  • mobile library service in Zimbabwe/Africa
  • creative ideas for school libraries with limited resources: best practices
  • a library in every school campaign
  • any other topics related to the main theme (e.g. dissemination of HIV and AIDS information in  school libraries) 

Contact: zimlanec@gmail.com

Conference presenters and participants will come from Zimbabwe (bulk), SADC, Africa and beyond.


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