GLA 2016 Biennial Congress & AGM

The theme for this year’s Congress is ‘Libraries and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Ghana. Details of the congress are as follows:

Venue: The Balme Library, University of Ghana, Legon

Date: 20th - 21st October 2016

Participation Fee: GH¢500 (This entitles you to a congress bag and papers, snacks, lunch).

Research papers on the following sub-themes will be presented by some members of the Association.

  • Libraries’ role in poverty reduction
  • Libraries role in ensuring healthy live and promoting well-being
  • Libraries role in promoting inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities / Libraries ensuring universal literacy and access to       information
  • Libraries promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls in local communities Libraries promoting peaceful and inclusive societies and providing justice for all.
  • Libraries role in safeguarding cultural and natural heritage
  • Libraries providing access to Information and Communication Technologies
  • Libraries supporting National Development Plans


Kindly note that this year is also an election year and members are encouraged to attend in their numbers to elect new executives for the next two years.

Interested participants should send an e-mail with ‘2016 Biennial Congress and AGM’ as the subject to the Secretary, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 10th October, 2016.


Participation fees may be paid prior to the Congress into the GLA’s account.

Please send scanned pay-in slips to the Treasurer, Ms. Monica Mensah; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , of the Balme Library of the University of Ghana Legon. Her contact phone number is 0545819001.

Bank Account details

Standard Chartered  Bank Ghana Commercial Bank
Branch: High Street (Accra) Branch: Legon
Account name: Ghana Library Association  Account Name: Ghana Library Association
Account Number: 0100100589300  Account Number 1031130000506


Accommodation Options

University of Ghana Guest Center

Bedsitter Rate
Single Gh¢ 240 Per Night
Double Gh¢ 280 Per Night
Single Gh¢ 320 Per Night
Double Gh¢ 360 Per Night
Bungalow Gh¢ 800 Per Night
For reservations please call the following numbers: 0289500184 / 0288 512513


Thank you.


Sincerely yours,

Comfort Asare (Mrs.)

Secretary, GLA