ACCORD attends IFLA international seminar

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ACCORD’s Resource Centre Assistant, Mrs. Wendy Coleman, will be participating in the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) seminar, organised by the Africa Section of IFLA.

 The seminar titled “African libraries for the future: Interfacing with the Millennium Development Goals”, will bring together a large group of participants, drawn from presidents of library associations, national librarians, universities and other interested groups. Over the two day seminar, participants will deliberate on the future of libraries in Africa; map out strategies for creating libraries relevant to the information society, and discuss ways in which African libraries can be relevant to the Millennium Development Goals.

As an organisation working in the field of peace, security and development in Africa, ACCORD’s participation will be essential in ensuring the resources and documentation utitlised for research and knowledge production, are relevant and current to topical debates and themes on the Continent.

The seminar will be held at the Riverside Hotel in Durban, from 16-17 August 2007, and will be followed by the 73rd annual IFLA World Library and Information Congress, which will take place from 19-23 August, at the International Convention Centre in Durban.