Wednesday, December 13, 2017

ZimLA announces its fifty-second annual conference and call for papers

By Kenneth Mangemba, ZimLA Editor

The Zimbabwe Library Association (ZimLA) has announced the Call for Papers for its 52nd annual conference to be held in Mutare in July 2018 under the theme ‘Libraries in Transition:  Emerging Trends and Technologies’.

“Many people in positions of power, however, do not yet understand the expanded roles and capabilities of modern libraries nor recognize the extent to which libraries can be catalysts for national development and greater opportunities”, stated ZimLA in the call for papers.  It is against this background that the conference seeks to explore the changing role of libraries in the advent of technology, hence the sub-themes that seek to explore the various technological advancement in libraries and allied institutions.

The fifty-second ZimLA conference will provide platform to scrutinize the current technological trends transforming the information sector assessing their adoption and envisioned benefits information delivery. 

In addition to the conference, ZimLA will hold its Annual General Meeting whose agenda will include elections for the National Executive Council, a body that runs the affairs of ZimLA. The Executive Council comprises the President, Vice President, Secretary General, Treasurer, Advocacy Officer and National Editor.

The current constitution of ZimLA provide for 2 year-long office terms for the Executive Council members, and requires only registered members to nominate and vote for officers and those nominees should have been paid up members for successive years.

Access the call for papers here.

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