INVITATION: MEDIA LITERACY WORKSHOP AND GLA’S 2019 AGM AND SEMINAR

On behalf of the Council of the Ghana Library Association, I humbly invite you to attend the Media Literacy Workshop which will precede this year’s Annual General Meeting and Seminar. Topics to be discussed during the workshop include:

What media literacy is;

  • Key concepts in media literacy;
  • Skills that will help our patrons analyse, evaluate and create media;
  • How our patrons can identify mis- information and dis-information;
  • How librarians can support the development of media literacy with allied professionals such as journalists, teachers and the Technology sector.

Date: 7th November 2019

Venue: Balme Library Seminar Room - University of Ghana

Time: 8:30 am prompt

Participation Fee 

Category Cost
GLA Members 200 Ghana Cedis
Non-Members 250 Ghana Cedis

The theme for this year’s AGM is Libraries as Channels of Transformation.

Details of the seminar are as follows:

Date: 8th November, 2019

Venue: Balme Library Seminar Room, University of Ghana, Legon

Time: Arrival and Registration: 08:00 am

Programme starts at 09:00am

Participation Fee:

Category Cost
GLA Members 200 Ghana Cedis
Non-Members 250 Ghana Cedis

Please Note the following:

1. It is compulsory for all members to attend the AGM.

2. To attend the Media Literacy workshop, the Seminar and AGM, members are to pay a total amount of Ghc 450.

3. Non-members can only attend the Media Literacy workshop and the Seminar at an amount of Ghc 550.

Interested participants should send an e-mail with ‘MLW/AGM 2019’ as the subject to the secretary, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Participants are encouraged to pay their Workshop and Seminar fees into GLA’s Account latest by the 31st October 2019 for logistical planning purposes.

Account details are as follows:

Bank: Ghana Commercial Bank
Branch: Legon
Account Name: Ghana Library Association
Account Number: 1031130000506

Cheques should be made payable to the Ghana Library Association and Pay-in slips should be forwarded to:

Treasurer: Ms. Catherine Asamoah
Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon-Accra.
Tel: 0267868032
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4th CARLIGH International Conference

The Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Ghana (CARLIGH) is pleases to announce the 4th International Conference of the Consortium which will be held at the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), GHANA, from Monday 13th to Friday 17th July 2020.
 
The conference seeks to bring together researchers, faculty, librarians, ICT professionals, data analysts, publishers, book vendors  and other industry players to deliberate on and share experiences in the area of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and access to information. There shall be a two-day pre-conference workshop expected to expose participants to key issues around national policy formulation and inclusion of AI in information provision.

Conference Theme: 

“Enhancing information access through Artificial Intelligence”

Sub Themes:

·  Emerging creativity and innovations in promoting access to information.
·  Curriculum requirements to meet skill-sets needed for relevant Information Science education.
·  Trends and issues in higher education delivery in the era of the 4th Industrial Revolution.
·  Exploring new skill-sets expected of information service providers and users.
·  Open access initiatives in ensuring free access to information.

Conference Venue and dates

The Conference together with the pre-conference workshop will be held at the Conference Hall of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), Accra, Ghana from Monday 13th to Friday 17th July, 2020.

Guidelines for Submission of Abstracts for Papers

Proposals should address the theme and/or sub-themes, and should include the following:

  • Title of Proposed Paper
  • Name(s) of Speaker(s)
  • Speaker(s)’ Institutional Affiliation
  • Speaker(s)’ Email Address, Telephone/Fax Number(s)
  • Abstract of Proposed Paper (Not exceeding 500 Words)
  • Short Professional Profile of Speaker(s) (not exceeding 150 words)

Presenters are encouraged to ensure that papers submitted are original. Accepted papers will undergo peer-review processes and are expected to be published as conference proceedings.

LENGTH OF PAPER/ PRESENTATIONS

Papers should be 3,000 to 5,000 words long, submitted in word, using Times New Roman font style, 12pt font size, and double spaced. It must include an abstract and keywords.

All presenters will be allowed twenty (20) minutes powerpoint presentations followed by five (5) minutes of questions/discussion.

Guidelines for Submission of Proposals for Poster Presentation 

These are interactive presentations of research, innovative projects, or best practices, and should include the following:

  • Title of proposed poster
  • Name(s) of Speaker(s)                                                                                                                                                            
  • Speaker(s)’ Institutional Affiliation
  • Speaker(s)’ Email Address, Telephone/Fax Number(s)
  • Abstract of proposed paper (Not exceeding 500 words)
  • Short professional profile of speaker(s) (not exceeding 150 words)

Poster sizes

Posters should be equivalent of A1 (841mmx594mm, 33.1inx23.4in) or A2 (420mmx594mm, 16.53x23.39in).

Timelines to Note

Date

Action

Monday, 16th December, 2019

Submission of Abstract for Paper or Poster

Monday, 30th December, 2019

Notification of Acceptance or Rejection

Friday, 17th April, 2020

Submission of Full Papers or Posters

Thursday, 30th April, 2020

Submission of slides for presentation of papers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please Email Your Abstracts and Full Papers To

Chair, Publications Sub-Committee: Dr. MacAnthony Cobblah via the following contacts: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For Further Information, Sponsorship or Partnership Opportunities, Kindly Call Any of The Following Contacts: +233 24 461 6950/ +233 20 888 5022