The Zimbabwe Library Association (ZimLA) Annual Conference rolls into life next week with indications that Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr. Sylvia Utete-Masango will give a keynote address at the Fairmile Hotel Conference Centre in Gweru.
Running under the theme “Libraries in the National Development Agenda: Repositioning libraries for Sustainable development” the conference shall be from July 4 to July 6, with participants expected to arrive July 3 and depart July 7.
The conference will give participants to network and share information around a number of developing issues spearheaded by AFLIA and IFLA. Several dignitaries from regional library association are expected to attend the conference including AFLIA president, Mr. John Tsebe, Library and Information Association of Zambia, Mrs. Velenasi Mwale-Munsanje, and LIASA president, Mandla Ntombela. Participants from South Africa, Botswana and Namibia are expected to attend the ZimLA annual conference.
Several papers are to be discussed over the conference days giving participants the opportunity to obtain new knowledge. The conference will close down with an Annual General Meeting which seek to evaluate the performance of the association bearing in mind the resolutions from the previous AGM held in Masvingo.