Call for Abstracts – (XXV SCECSAL)

25th Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern African Library and Information Associations (XXV SCECSAL)

The Kenya Library Association (KLA) is pleased to invite authors to submit abstracts for paper and poster presentations to be delivered at the 25th Standing Conference on Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Libraries and Information Associations (SCECSAL XXV) to be held from 22nd – 26th April 2024 at PrideInn Paradise Beach Resort, Convention Centre & Spa, in Mombasa Kenya.


Re-Imagining Information Products and Services for the Digital Era


  • Research data management
  • Data science and analytics
  • Information space design and management
  • Advocacy, networking and alliance building
  • Knowledge management
  • Information and sustainable development
  • User-centric information product and service design
  • Crisis information services
  • Services and products for people with special needs
  • Assistive technologies
  • Radio Frequency Identification
  • Self-service technologies
  • Digital library platforms
  • Information and knowledge discovery tools
  • Information governance
  • Copyright and intellectual property management
  • Privacy, open data and data protection
  • Cybersecurity and safety in digital spaces
  • Digital citizenship
  • Disinformation, mal-information and misinformation
  • Continuous professional development
  • Accreditation of LIS programmes
  • Research excellence in LIS
  • Innovative curricula and programmes
  • Internationalization and contextualization of LIS training
  • Pedagogy in LIS
  • Challenges and opportunities of emerging technologies in LIS training
  • Digital archiving
  • Electronic document and records management systems
  • Intelligent records management
  • Disaster and risk management
  • Metadata and classification

Important dates

Submission of abstracts: 31st October 2023

Notification of acceptance of abstract: 30th November 2023

Submission of full paper: 30th December 2023

Notification of acceptance of full paper: 31st January 2024

Submission of revised full paper: 28th February 2024

Final camera-ready proof: 15th March 2024

Notification of acceptance of full paper will be given by 31st January 2024, revised full paper be submitted by 28th February 2024 while the camera-ready proof by 15th March 2024

Abstracts should be submitted to:


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