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It is with great pleasure that the UNISA Library,  the IFLA Regional Office for Africa and IFLA Africa Section invite you to the African Library Summit 2011. Registrations are now open: http://guest.cvent.com/d/0dqgtn

The theme of the Summit

The theme of the Summit is The Future of African Librarianship.

The purpose of the Summit

The purpose of the Summit is to create an exciting and collaborative business atmosphere that will stimulate critical debate on library and information service issues with a view to developing an action plan for quality library services and librarianship on the African continent. The Summit will also provide the networking opportunities so vital to any professional community.

Leading library and information executives from the African continent will attend this three- day high-level strategy event from Wednesday 11th to Friday 13th May 2011.

The venue

The African Library Summit 2011 will take place at Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre and Spa, Muldersdrift, Gauteng, South Africa

Registration fee

If registered by Thursday 31 March 2011, the cost is US $380 per delegate.

Registrations received after 31 March 2011: US $450 per delegate

For a Currency Converter: http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter

The registration fee includes:

·        Lunch and evening meals on all three days of the Summit

·        Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks

·        The Opening and Closing Events (11 and 13 May 2011)

·        Visit to the Cradle of Humankind or a Unisa Library Tour on the last day of the Summit

The registration fee excludes:

·        Travel and accommodation

·        Airport shuttles

·        Optional activities

·        Anything not otherwise specified

Accommodation

Accommodation is available at the Summit venue (Misty Hills Country Hotel, Conference Centre and Spa). Accommodation rates (in South African Rand) vary between R890 and R12,000 per person per night. Accommodation rates include breakfast.

There are also accommodation available very near to the Summit venue. Accommodation rates vary from R375 to R750 per person per night.

For more information and the preliminary programme, please visit our website:  African Library Summit 2011


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Check out this powerpoint from Fiona Bradley, a librarian in the United Kingdom (@fiona_bradley).  She presented “International opportunities for new librarians: With (or without) leaving home”  last year at ALA2008 New Members Round Table. A little old, but not dated.

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The preliminary programme for the 2010 Somerset International Conference for Librarians and Teachers is now available at
www.somerset.qld.edu.au/conflib/programme/conference_programme/

Date:
15 March – 16 March, 2010
Location:
Gold Coast, Australia

Registration is available both online and as a downloadable application form. The conference venue, Conrad Jupiters Hotel, is also making available to delegates an extremely generous accommodation and breakfast offer.

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I am pleased to inform you that Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) www.ignca.nic.in in collaboration with IFLA Newspaper Section is organizing IFLA International Newspaper Conference 2010 at IGNCA, New Delhi in India during 26th February to 28th February, 2010 on theme “Digital Preservation and Access to news and views”.

The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) was established in 1987 as an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Culture, as a centre for research, academic pursuit and dissemination in the field of the arts. The Arts’ encompass a wide range of subjects – from archaeology and anthropology to the visual and performing arts, enveloping them in a complementary and non-demarcated vision.

 

IFLA (The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.

 

More details regarding the conference can be had from:
http://www.ignca.nic.in/ifla2010/ifla2010.htm

 

We take an opportunity to invite you to this International event and also request you to share your views by contributing papers and be the delegate in the conference.

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7th Brazilian Symposium in Information and Human Language Technology

STIL 2009 September 8-11, 2009

http://www.inf.ufrgs.br/stil09

São Carlos, Brazil

STIL 2009 (formerly known as TIL – Workshop on Information and Human Language Technology) is the annual Language Technology event supported by the Brazilian Computer Society (SBC) and by the Brazilian Special Interest
Group on Natural Language Processing.

The conference has a multidisciplinary nature and covers a broad spectrum
of disciplines related to Human Language Technology, such as Linguistics,
Computer Science, Psychology, and Information Science, among others. It
aims at bringing together both academic and industry participants that work
on those areas.

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For the first time in more than a decade, Iran will be the host of the West Asian Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (SWARBICA) Congress. Hosting the conference will be the Iran National Library and Archive (INLA) headquartered in Tehran.

According to the Tehran Times, Iran has not actively participate in the congress for ten years, and INLA director Ali-Akbar Ashari said Iran has not hosted since 1997.

“Also among their other programs are visiting the national library, Golestan Museum, the main building of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), the National Museum of Iran, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as holding talks with cultural officials,” she said.

The national archive members branches of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal will attend.

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Call for participation of IFLA 2009 “LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group” conference.

LIS Education in Developing Countries SIG
Preparing future librarians in developing countries: a vision for LIS education in the 21st century
Tuesday, August 25, 2009, 11.45-12.45 PM

Pre-conference registration must be made by August 19, 2009. Repost from website:

We invite you to join colleagues from Africa, Asia and Latin America to share ideas, inspire, and motivate each other in the following areas:
Challenges to LIS Curriculum Development in Developing Countries; LIS Job Market in Africa; Establishing Association in LIS Education; KM Modules in Graduate Programs; Distance Education; Faculty Improvement Programs; Intercultural Leadership Toolkit for LIS Education; Networking and Collaboration; Innovative Teaching Methods; The Bologna Process of LIS Education; Bridging the Digital Divide; Attracting Prospective Students and more will be discussed at the conference.

For more information, contact Ismail Abdullahi, Convenor, LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group (SIG)
iabdullahi@nccu.edu

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