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World Library and Information Congress: 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries: Dynamic Engines for the Knowledge and Information Society"

20-24 August 2006, Seoul, Korea

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Call for Papers

Africa Section


Libraries and Indigenous Knowledge in Africa

The IFLA Africa Section invites librarians, invites potential presenters in the region (practitioners, academics) to participate in the Africa Open Session of the World Library and Information Congress to be held in Seoul, Korea, 20-24 August 2006.

The deadline for submitting a detailed, one-page abstract and full author details is 31 December 2005. Selection of papers is based on the abstract, and presenters will be notified by mid-February 2006 at the latest whether they have been successful.

  1. Papers must be original and have never been published before
  2. Papers should be of 20 pages maximum, two-duble space
  3. They should be in English or French with and abstract of one page in the same language
  4. 20 minutes will be allowed for the delivery of the paper
  5. Papers may be submited by e.mail, fax or post
  6. The author should indicate his/her personal full contact and a summary of the currriculum vitae


Full abstract (1 page, or at least 300 words) will be reviewed by the members of the Regional Standing Committee for Africa.

Please send your abstract by 31 December 2005 to:

Mrs Helena Asamoah-Hassan
Chair IFLA Africa Section
E-mail: Maadwoa2000@yahoo.com

Mrs Buhle Mbambo
Secretary IFLA Africa Section
E-mail: bmbambo@hotmail.com

Mr Henri SENE
Regional Manager
E-mail: hsene@ucad.sn