Description: Librarians have an important part to play in supporting research, training and developing the knowledge economies of nations. The changing roles of librarians and the new skills and knowledge required to play these roles are a major challenge for libraries and librarians in developing countries, especially those in Africa. To meet this challenge, advanced training and continuous career growth should be promoted. The presenters should consider papers that focus on advanced professional training and continuous career development of medical/health sciences librarians.

Papers may focus on:

  • Training of Medical librarian professionals in providing effective service delivery
  • Continued professional programmes for capacity development of information professionals
  • Definition of minimum competencies for LIS professionals in Africa

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