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Certificate of attendance

Complete this form to request your 2018 LIASA Annual Conference Attendance Certificate.  Attendance will be confirmed before the certificate is issue.


Re-envisioning the role of library and information services


02 - 06 October 2017

02 October 2017  Pre-Conference Workshops
02 October 2017  Librarian of the Year Interviews
03 - 06 October 2017  Main Conference
05 October 2017  Annual General Meeting

Venue and Accommodation

Birchwood Hotel & OR Tambo Conference Centre, Gauteng

Conference Fees


Closing Date

2017 LIASA Members 2017 Non-members
Early Bird 31 July 2017 ZAR5 100 ZAR7 700
Standard 31 August 2017 ZAR6 800 ZAR9 800
Late and onsite 1 September - 06 October 2017 ZAR8 000 ZAR10 650
Day registration 31 August 2017 ZAR1 800 ZAR2 400
Late and onsite Day Registration 1 September - 06 October 2017 ZAR3 350 ZAR3 850
Workshops - ZAR700 ZAR850



Register for the LIASA Annual Conference here.

Letter of invitation

Complete this form for a letter of invitation to be sent to you.


View the Conference Programme here.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Annual General Meeting

Call for Papers

Download the Call for Papers here 

Call for Posters

Download the Call for Posters here

How to submit your paper or poster abstract

  1. LIASA uses PKP Open Conference Systems (OCS) to manage the workflow involved in paper and poster abstract submissions. Access the LIASA page here.
  2. Create an online e-profile
    - Register as an Author on the online form.
    - Add your brief biography in the text box provided.
    - If already registered, login and update your e-profile by adding your brief biography.
  3. Login, or continue if already logged in. If you have forgotten your password, click here.
  4. To submit
    - Under User Home, in your role as Author, click on New Submission.
    - Follow the wizard and complete all the text boxes on the form (Step 2).
    - Make separate submissions for separate abstracts.
  5. Please submit your abstract/s by 15 June 2017.  Authors of abstracts will be notified of the outcome by 1 July 2017.


15 June 2017 Last date: Paper & poster abstract submission
01 July 2017 Last date: Authors of successful papers & posters notified
02 October 2017 Pre-conference Workshops
02 October 2017 Librarian of the Year Interviews
02 October 2017 Set-up poster (15:00 - 17:00)
03 October 2017 Set-up poster (07:00 - 08:30)
03-06 October 2017 Main Conference
Presenters to submit presentations to one day prior to presentation
03 October 2017 Poster viewing (during exhibition opening)
04 October 2017 Poster viewing (during lunch)
05 October 2017 LIASA AGM
05 October 2017 Poster viewing (during lunch)
05 October 2017 Breakdown of posters (15:00 - )

Programme/Technical Committee

Naomi Haasbroek (Chair)
Nikki Crowster
Annamarie Goosen
Teboho Morajane
Ina Smith

Professional Conference Organisers

Scatterlings of Africa



more Calendar

A Digital Heritage Session: Public Libraries in Africa in the Digital Age

Featured Members
Mandla M. NtombelaImmediate Past President Mandla Ntombela was appointed as Director SALB. Congratulations!
Sanele A. KuneneSanele Kunene was appointed as the Library Director at TUT. Congratulations!

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