Monday, January 10, 2011
It is with great pleasure that the Unisa Library, the IFLA Regional Office for
Africa and IFLA Africa Section invite you to the African Library Summit 2011.
The theme of the Summit
The theme of the Summit is The Future of African Librarianship.
The purpose of the Summit
The purpose of the Summit is to create an exciting and collaborative business
atmosphere that will stimulate critical debate on library and information
service issues with a view to developing an action plan for quality library
services and librarianship on the African continent. The Summit will also
provide the networking opportunities so vital to any professional community.
Leading library and information executives from the African continent will
attend this three- day high-level strategy event from Wednesday 11th to Friday
13th May 2011.
The African Library Summit 2011 will take place at Misty Hills Country Hotel,
Conference Centre and Spa, Muldersdrift, Gauteng, South Africa
If registered by Thursday 31 March 2011, the cost is US $380 per delegate.
Registrations received after 31 March 2011: US $450 per delegate
The registration fee includes:
· Lunch and evening meals on all three days of the Summit
· Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks
· The Opening and Closing Events (11 and 13 May 2011)
· Visit to the Cradle of Humankind or a Unisa Library Tour on the last
day of the Summit
The registration fee excludes:
· Travel and accommodation
· Airport shuttles
· Optional activities
· Anything not otherwise specified
Registrations open on Monday 10 January 2011 (see the Summit website)
Accommodation is available at the Summit venue (Misty Hills Country Hotel,
Conference Centre and Spa). Accommodation rates vary between ZAR 890 and ZAR
12,000 per night. Accommodation rates include breakfast.
For more information and the preliminary programme, please visit our website:
African Library Summit 2011
Chair: IFLA Africa Section
International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
Library and Information Association of South Africa
HEAD: Library and Information Services
P O Box 722
Tel: +27 21 843 1000
Tel: +27 21 843 1259 (Direct)
Fax: 0866116096 or +27 21 843 3525
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Starting each year in January, the MSc in Management & Information Systems: Change and Development aims to develop the "hybrid" mix of management and information systems skills that we know from experience is essential to the successful and strategic application of ICTs.
The programme specifically focuses on the planning, development, impact and management of information systems and organisational change in developing and transitional countries, and is co-ordinated by the University of Manchester's Centre for Development Informatics.
Being taught by distance learning, it allows study fellows to remain at home and in work, and to study at their own pace as other commitments allow.
Applications are now being accepted, and links to this and other details of MSc M&IS DL can be found at: http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses/08003/?code=08003&pg=all
One fully-funded scholarship is available for a candidate from a developing country, covering all costs. Details are available at: http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/idpm/postgraduate/taught/funding/
If you have any questions, please email the Programme Director, Prof. Richard Heeks: firstname.lastname@example.org