2018 Biennial Conference & Annual General Meeting

The Ghana Library Association is pleased to announce that the Biennial Conference and Annual General Meeting of the association will be held at the University of Health and Allied Sciences in the Volta Region-Ho, from 1st - 2nd November 2018. 


Theme: National Development Through The SDGs: The Role of Libraries. 


The 2018 AGM will be organised around the SDGs and will be limited to the following sub-themes'

  • Poverty Reduction 

      Zero Hunger 

      Health & Wellbeing 

      Quality Education for all

      Gender equality 

      Access to water sanitation 

      Reduction inequalities

      Climate change 

      Preservation of Culture Heritage

      Peace and Justice


Guidelines Submission of proposals for papers          

      Title of proposed paper

      Name(s) of speaker(s)

      Speaker(s)’ institutional affiliation

      Speaker(s) email address, 

      Abstract of proposed paper (up to 250 words)

      professional profile of speaker(s) 



Format and Language: 

The main language of the conference is English. Each paper proposal should address the theme and/or subthemes, and should include the following: 

      A research title, 

      An abstract of 250 words,

      Keywords (minimum 5)

      A list of author (s), 

      Institutional affiliation and Email/telephone

All submissions should be in Word format (for abstracts with special characters, also submit a pdf version) using Times New Roman (12pt) double-spaced, 



Length of paper/presentations

Papers should be 3,000 to 5,000 words long, submitted in Word, Fifteen minutes will be allowed for presentations, with ten minutes for discussion for each paper.  


Important Deadlines

Submission of abstract for papers

1st    August, 2018

Notification of acceptance or rejection

9th   August, 2018

Submission of full papers 

30th  September, 2018

Feedback on Full Paper

17th October, 2018

Submission of final work

25th October, 2018

Submission of slides for presentations of papers

30th October, 2018



Please Note: 

Inclusion in the final program/presentation is subject to receipt of a full paper


Submission Email: 

Abstracts (and any enquiries/questions regarding this call for papers should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  



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