Call for Papers: Open Sessions
Access to Information Network – Africa (ATINA) Special Interest Group
"African Libraries - Enhancing Community Access to Information and Knowledge for Development "
Access to Information Network – Africa (ATINA), an IFLA Special Interest Group of development information professionals concerned with broadening effective access to information and knowledge for development in Africa, invites proposals for papers to be presented at its Open Session during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress/ 82th Annual Conference, 13-19 August 2016, Columbus, Ohio, United States.
Theme and Sub-themes
African Libraries – Enhancing Community Access to Information and Knowledge for Development
- Libraries as knowledge-intensive services for innovation.
- Information intensification in development programmes: methods and success stories.
- Institutional collaboration and cooperation to improve access to information and knowledge, learning and innovation towards Sustainable Development Goals.
- African libraries as strategic institutions for effective freedom of information and other rights-based strategies for development and democratic governance.
|30 January 2016
||Submission of proposal (700 – 1000 words).|
|15 February 2016
||Notification of acceptance/rejection of proposal.|
|15 April 2016||Submission of completed draft of paper, with a commitment to attend 2016 WLIC.|
|30 April 2016||Submission of presentation slides (“PowerPoint”).|
Please email your proposals to:
Convenor, ATINA Special Interest Group
Sibusisiwe Mgquba (Ms)
ATINA Information Officer
All proposals must be received by 30 Januray 2016.
At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Columbus, Ohio. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.
Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.
All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to authors.
Congress Participation Grants
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