Thursday, February 18, 2016
The Zimbabwe Library Association (ZimLA) has announced the Call for Papers for the 50th ZimLA Conference and Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held in Masvingo on dates to be announced in due course. The conference marks the associations Golden Jubilee celebrations.
The conference is expected to be held in June 2016 under the theme Transforming information into Knowledge tools: ZimLA@50. Several sub-themes have been given that seek to assess the information and knowledge landscape in Zimbabwe.
According to ZimLA, “The Golden Jubilee commemorations are an opportunity to evaluate the past and devise a model that can be used keep us abreast of the fast changing information and knowledge field.” ZimLA expect the event to be an opportunity for stakeholders, practitioners and leaders from all spheres of information work including training institutions to highlight their achievements, best practices, innovations and policy issues that has catapulted development of the library and information profession in Zimbabwe.
The call for papers is extended to all interested stakeholders and practitioners in the library and information profession to submit proposals. ZimLA however indicated that presenters are responsible for their own expenses to attend the Conference. Besides papers, ZimLA has also plans to host a one day Library fair an event which seek to showcase the various innovations and best practices in library and information institutions in Zimbabwe.
In addition to the conference, the AGM is to include elections for the National Executive Council, a body that runs the affairs of ZimLA which comprise; the President, Vice President, Secretary General, Treasurer, Advocacy Officer and National Editor. The current constitution of ZimLA provide for 2 year-long office terms. The constitution further indicates that only registered members have the obligation to nominate and vote for officers and those nominees should have been paid up members for successive years.
Follow this link to view the complete call for papers for the 50th ZimLA Conference and AGM.