Friday, August 4, 2023

Call for abstracts for the XXVIth SCECSAL Conference to be held in April 2024 in Mombasa, Kenya

The Kenya Library Association has launched the call for abstracts for the XXVth Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Library and Information Associations (SCECSAL) Conference to beheld on 22-26 April 2024 at the PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort, Convention Centre & Spa, in Mombasa, Kenya.

The details, including registration, fees, payment instructions, and key dates are available at the following web link: 

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 August 2023.

The theme for the conference is Re-Imagining Information Products and Services for the Digital Era with the following sub-themes:

  • Emerging LIS Roles in the Digital Era
  • Responsive Information Services and Products
  • Technology and Innovation
  •  Information Ethics and Practices
  •  LIS Education, Research and Training for the Digital Era
  •  Best Practices in Records and Information Management


Abstracts must be submitted to:

Send request for general Information to:

Founded in 1974, SCECSAL is one of the oldest forums for library and information professionals in sub-Saharan Africa that is still active. Its biennial SCECSAL conferences are hosted by SCECSAL member Association with the support of the SCECAL Secretariat. 

KLA last hosted the SCECSAL conference in 2012, having previously hosted the conference in 1978 and 1998.

The Library and Information Association of South Africa hosted the XXIVth SCECSAL conference in October 2022 while the National Information and Library Workers Association of Namibia (NIWAN) hosted the XXIVth SCECSAL Conference in 2021, after being postponed from April 2020 due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In 2024, the SCECSAL conference will return to its normal schedule of being held in the last week of the month of April. The Library and Information Association of Zambia (LIAZ) will host SCECSAL in 2026.


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