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4th Annual Pre-Conference in School Librarianship

ZimLA IASL Pre-Conference

(IASL) Africa Sub-Sahara & ZimLA joint 4th Annual Pre-Conference in School Librarianship

Date: Monday 1st July 2019.

Venue: Bulawayo, Zimbabwe,

Important Dates:
Deadline for submission of proposals: May 31, 2019. Notification of acceptance of proposals: June 15, 2019.

IASL (Africa Sub-Saharan Region) and Zimbabwe Library Association invites information professionals/school librarians, educators/researchers who either work in Library & Information Science educational training institutions or have an interest in school librarianship to submit proposals for recent research/professional papers/poster presentations for a pre-conference to be held prior to the Zimbabwe Library Association’s 53rd Annual Conference and General Meeting in Bulawayo.

Main theme
“Re-Inventing the School Library. The opportunities of the new information environment”.

Sub themes
Papers and posters are particularly encouraged in the following areas,

  • Integration of digital school library services in education environments
  • Open Access Online Educational Resources in the school library
  • Successful models for information literacy programmes in school librarianship
  • Analysis of user behaviour in the school library
  • Strategies for systematic and mass digitisation of school library collections
  • Developing sustainable school library services in difficult financial times
  • Developing a skilled school library workforce and re-skilling such personnel