ICADLA4 coming up soon

The 4th International Conference on African Digital Libraries and Archives (ICADLA4) will be taking place at the University of Ghana Legon, 25-29 May 2015. 

The conference is being organized by the Department of Information Studies (University of Ghana), the Ghana Library Association and the Ghana Library Authority.

The theme for the conference and workshop is: Strategic Framework and Action Roadmap for Africa's Digital Libraries and Archives.

Special event:  Digital Futures 2-day training workshop, 26-27 May.  Trainer - Simon Tanner, Kings College, London, UK.  Space is limited to 30 participants.

Fees:   Conference only - GH¢400 (for participants from Ghana), Workshop fee - GH¢400.00, with special rates for those attending both.

For more information see here

4th International Conference on African Digital Libraries & Archives (ICADLA-4), Ghana

ICADLA is the major African forum focusing on digital libraries and associated technical, practical, organizational and social issues.

ICADLA-4 will be hosted by Ghana Library Association, University of Ghana Department of Information Studies and Ghana Library Authority.

Institutional Collaboration and Participation Invited: Collaboration and participation are invited from regional and international policy and development institutions, archives, libraries, museums, government agencies and departments, all levels of educational institutions, funding institutions, and research centres.

Participants are invited: The ICADLA Standing Committee invites participants from Africa and worldwide, including practitioners, managers and researchers in  library and information sciences and services, computer science, information science, web science, data science, data management, archives and archival science, museums, information technology, medicine, social sciences, education and humanities.

More information, including details of dates, calls for papers, and registration information is available from http://www.wits.ac.za/conferences/icadla/18123/icadla.html   We will also replicate some of this information here.

36th Annual IATUL Conference - July 2015

The German National Library of Science and Technology (TIB) has the pleasure of inviting you to the 36th Annual IATUL (International Association of University Libraries) Conference in Hannover.

The event will take place from 5 to 9 July 2015, meaning that it will coincide with celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of IATUL, which was founded in 1955.

For more information see here .

New Council for Ghana Library Association 2014-16

At the recently held 2014 GLA Biennial congress and Annual General Meeting held 13-14 December in Cape Coast the following were elected/re-elected to the Council of the Ghana Library Association for the period 2014-16:

  • President:  Dr Perpetua Dadzie, Dept of Information Studies, Univ of Ghana
  • Vice-President:  Samuel Bentil Aggrey, College of Health Sciences, Univ of Ghana
  • Treasurer:  Monica Mensah, Balme Library, Univ of Ghana
  • Immediate Past President:  Albert Fynn
  • Past President:  Valentina Bannerman
  • Secretary:  Comfort Asare, Wisconsin International Univ College
  • Assistant Secretary:  Richard Fordjour, Accra College of Education
  • Financial Secretary:  Seth Katsekpor, Univ of Education Winneba, Kumasi campus
  • Public Relations Officer:  Eric Amponsah Amoaful, Balme Library, Univ of Ghana
  • Chartered member:  Paulina Kwafoa, Univ of Cape Coast
  • Chartered member:  Florence Entsua-Mensah, Dept of Information Studies, Univ of Ghana
  • Chartered member:  Michael Owusu-Acheaw, Koforidua Polytechnic
  • Chartered member:  Esther Agboh, Volta River Authority
  • Chartered member:  Alikem Tamakloe, Ghana Library Authority, Ho
  • Associate member:  Aaron Kuwornu, Ghana Library Authority, Tamale
  • Associate member:  Bright Akwetey, Univ of Cape Coast
  • Retiree representative:  Rose Pongo


Congratulations to all, and thanks to those who have served the Association over the last two years.