5 August 2016

Africa Section Focus at IFLA World Library and Information Congress 82nd IFLA General Conference and Assembly , 13–19 August 2016, Columbus, Ohio, United States of America

 Saturday 13 August 2016

 Business Meetings

17:30 - 18:30 C222

Session 050, Caucus - Africa, Asia & Oceania and Latin America and the Caribbean

Sunday, 14 August 2016

08:30 - 10:00 C216

Session 068, Division Leadership Forum: Division V

The Division V Leadership Forum is a meeting of all Officers (Chairs and Secretaries of the Sections) and Special

Interest Group Conveners from IFLA’s Division V, Regions, a group of Professional Units representing interests in the three regions Africa, Asia Oceania, and Latin America and the Caribbean.


Victoria Okojie (Chair Division V, Librarians' Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN), Nigeria)

Business Meetings

13:45 - 15:45 C223

Session 084, SC I - Africa

Tuesday 16, August 2016

13:45 - 15:45 Union Station Ballrooms A/B/C

Session 145, Creating an Enabling Information Environment for Africa: Taking the

Cape Town Declaration Forward - Africa (SI)


Rosemary Shafack

Katherine Matsika

1. Enabling technology driven library environment in Sub-Saharan African

Universities: A study of the Carnergie Continuing Professional Development

Programme experience vis-à-vis the participants work enhancement

Richerd Bruce Lamptey (Kwame Nkurumah University of Science and Technology,


Dinah Koteikor Baidoo (Ashesi University College, Ghana)

Anna Adwoa Hassan (Kwame Nkurumah University of Science and Technology,


Marlene Holmner (School of Information Technology, University of Pretoria, South


Paper in English

2. Information Literacy, Research, Scholarship and Publication; Comparative of

PhD Students in Nigerian and South African Universities

Elizabeth Adetola Oyewo (University of Kwazulu- Natal, South Africa)

Samuel Umoh Uwem (University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa)

Paper in English

3. Building strong partnerships in Library Community through the Jay Jordan

IFLA/OCLC Early Career Fellowship Program for Continuing Professional


Sarah Kaddu (East African School of Library and Information Science, Makerere

University, Uganda)

Wednesday 17, August 2016

Business Meetings

08:00 - 09:30 C226

Session 161, SC II – Africa

Congress Programme


13:45 - 15:45 Union Station Ballrooms A/B/C

Session 189, African Libraries: Enhancing Community Access to Information and

Knowledge for Development - Access to Information Network - Africa (ATINA)

Special Interest Group (SIG) (SI)


Helena Asamoah-Hassan (Kwame University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

Abraham Azubuike (Dag Hammarskjold Library, United Nations, United States)

1. Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all: The role of Ghanaian

academic libraries in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

Perpetua Dadzie (University of Ghana, Ghana)

Ebenezer Martin-Yeboah (The Library, University of Cape Coast, Ghana)

Gloria Tachie-Donkor (The Library, University of Cape Coast, Ghana)

Paper in English

2. Evaluating the impact of eBook on reading motivation of students of higher

learning in Nigerian Universities

Vera Nkiruka Akpokodje (University of Jos, Nigeria)

Scholastica Chizoma Ukwuoma (University of Nigeria, Nigeria)

Paper in English

3. Promoting Innovation in Namibian Libraries through Leadership Training

Namutenya Hamwaalwa (Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Namibia)

Rebecca M. Teasdale (Rebecca Teasdale Consulting, United States)

Rebecca McGuire (University of Illinois, Mortenson Center for International Library

Programs, United States)

Teopolina Shuumbili (Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Namibia)

Paper in English

4. The University Library as an Innovation and Knowledge Services Centre. A case

from Nigeria

Chinwe Veronica Anunobi (Federal University of Technology, Nigeria)

Colette Onyebinama (University Library, Federal University of Technology, Nigeria)

Paper in English

5. Liberté d’expression et libéralisation de la vie politique en Afrique: Les

Bibliothèques à la croisée des chemins

Simon Jules Koudjam Yameni (Bibliothèque Centrale de l’Université de Douala,


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