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World Library and Information Congress: 73rd IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries for the future: Progress, Development and Partnerships"

19-23 August 2007, Durban, South Africa

Spanish translation   French translation

Call for Papers

Africa Sections

Session Theme: Looking into the future: models of African libraries in the 21st Century and beyond.

The IFLA Africa Section 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 Durban, South Africa, 19-23 August 2007.

The deadline for submitting a detailed, one-page abstract and full author details is 14 January 2007. Selection of papers is based on the abstract, and presenters will be notified by mid-February 2007 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-double 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 14 January 2007 to:
Mrs Helena Asamoah-Hassan
Chair IFLA Africa Section
Tel: 233)(51)60133;
E-mail: Maadwoa2000@yahoo.com

Mrs Buhle Mbambo-Thata
Secretary IFLA Africa Section
Tel: (26)(34)303211 ext.1164;
Fax: (26)(34)335383
E-mail: bmbambo@hotmail.com or mbambtb@unisa.ac.za