29 January 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: OPEN FORUM AFRICA SECTION , 24-30 August 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2018

By Nthabi

IFLA Africa Section: Invites Librarians, Information Scientists and other interested professionals to submit proposals for the Open Forum to be held during the 84th IFLA WLIC, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from 24-30 August 2018.  In line with the main theme of the Congress, “Transform Libraries, Transform Societies”, Africa Section proposes a Session on the theme: 

THEME:Libraries as Development Catalyst”

African Libraries, as catalyst for economic, social and cultural development: the local libraries have acted as a vehicle for access to knowledge, ideas and information and as a free service open and available to anyone.

Africa section is inviting you to send in your projects, programmes, good practices to show case how Libraries play a central role in transforming African societies.


  • LIS Training
  • ICTs for LIS Development
  • Information Literacy for Empowering the community
  • Information Literacy for Development
  • Libraries as tools for achieving United Nations 2030 Agenda
  • Libraries as Centers of Community engagements for Development
  • Quality information empowers society

Full details are on the IFLA WLIC 2018 website.


Nthabiseng Kotsokoane
Secretary, IFLA Africa Section
Email: Nthabiseng.kotsokoane@monash.edu  

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