Monday, June 23, 2014
Information professionals and interested stakeholders are traveling to Victoria Falls for the historic 48th ZimLA Conference and Annual General Meeting to be held at the A’Zambezi River Lodge. A Keynote address is expected to be given by Kgomotso Radijeng of the Botswana Library Association. Participants started traveling yesterday (Sunday) to the majestic Victoria Falls which is considered Africa's adventure capital and the best hub for safaris into Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Namibia.
The conference is running under the theme “Working Smarter and Adding Value: Library services in a new Paradigm” will see more than 20 papers being presented treating many sub themes. The conference will also see the strategic planning meeting taking place that is expected to revitalize the operations of ZimLA and define the future for the information professional in Zimbabwe. IFLA is keen to see ZimLA regaining its strength and visibility so that it can execute its duties well.
The AGM is another activity that is likely to bring change in the national structures that bona fide ZimLA members participate in accordance with the current ZimLA Constitution. The AGM is expected to iron out outstanding issues within the association and pave way for the strategic meeting in identifying key areas that the association needs to look into. Branch representatives are expected to present branch reports that will also be used as a benchmark on the performance of ZimLA.