Abstracts Now Available - BLA Annual Conference 2017

17 Sep, 2017

Chief Editor for the Botswana Library Association, Mrs. Lynn Jibril, announces the publication of the paper abstracts for the 9th Annual Botswana Library Association Conference. Download the pdf of the abstracts from the Publications menu on the BLA homepage.

Mrs. Jibril writes,

"The Botswana library Association (BLA) continues to be at the forefront in providing a platform for librarians, records managers, archivist, teacher librarians, school librarians and other information workers to discuss emerging issues in the library and information field. Through its website the Botswana Library Association publishes materials emanating from the conference proceedings to facilitate global access to those materials by librarians and other interested parties.

The theme for this year’s 9th conference is Libraries and other infomediaries in the transformation agenda towards 2036.The conference will address among other issues how the Library and Information profession will position itself in the national development agenda. In addition the conference will engage stakeholders at the conference on how we can all work together to have a strong and united voice. It is important to note that it takes our collective efforts to achieve our desired goal which is to have a strong library association in the region and beyond.

We will also reflect on the successes we have made so far as a professional association as well as the challenges we continue to face in the process. We hope that the conference will serve as a source of inspiration and knowledge repository to enrich your resolve and dedication in providing the best services to your clients.

In conclusion let me thank all the delegates who took time to attend the conference especially those presenting papers. My sincere gratitude goes to all those who worked tirelessly to ensure the success of this conference."