SLA-AGC Conference Online Registration is closed , we will have Onsite Registration on Monday 6th of March from 4:00 PM to 7:00 ِPM and Tuesday 7th of March from 7:30 AM to 11:00 ِAM, The registration will take place at front of Muharraq ballroom, Diplomat Radisson Blu Hotel. We look forward to welcome you all next week in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Welcome Message from the President

On behalf of the SLA-AGC, I would like to be the first to welcome you to the 21st Annual Conference & Exhibition “The Internet and Positive Change for Librarians and Information Professionals: Creating Real Future Impact.”, that is going to be hold at Fairmont Bab Bahr Hotel, Abu Dubai, UAE. Between 17-19 March, 2015.

This is a great annual opportunity to grow your professional knowledge and skills, and to bring together librarians, researchers and professionals from all around the world that gets you in touch with colleagues who share your specific interests and concerns and provides a venue for collaboration.

The program will include pre-conference workshop and plenary sessions that give you direct access to the experts in the field from beyond our professional circles and deliver the latest ideas and techniques in the world of libraries and you will feel comfortable asking questions. The presentations will be in Arabic and in English delivered by speakers from all around the world.

The SLA-AGC conference has been organized many times in the United Arab Emirate. The previous ones were held in 1995, 1997, 2000, 2005, 2010 and the last one took place in 2013. And all of these conferences were met with great success and enjoyed by the distinguished researchers and practitioners in the specialty of libraries and information.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude and to thank the National Library that has put too much effort in organizing this conference and to the SLA-AGC Board for their generous support and advice in planning and arranging for this conference.

We are looking forward to seeing you on March for our 21st Annual conference, exhibition and workshop.

Best Regards,

Asma Al-Buainain
SLA-Arabian Gulf Chapter

Call for Paper

SLA/AGC welcomes all information professionals, interdisciplinary researchers, decision makers, information users, information content developers, and digital information suppliers to submit their original research papers to be considered for presentation or publishing.

Important Information for Abstract Authors/Submitters

  • The scope of the abstract and presentation should be related to one or more of theconference themes. Accepted abstracts will be published in a special conference proceeding exactly as submitted in the online version.
  • There is no limit to the number of abstracts an investigator may submit. Significant overlap or duplication among abstracts is discouraged and will result in disqualification of the abstracts.
  • All abstracts must be submitted online through the abstract submission page ( Abstracts received through other means i.e. emails, will not be considered.
  • All abstracts will be reviewed by experts in each of the abstract categories. Grading and selection criteria will be based on research quality, originality and merit, written content, and relevance to Qatar’s Research Grand Challenges.
  • Accepted abstracts will be scheduled for either oral presentation or online publishing.
  • For an abstract to qualify for student submission, the work must have been performed by the presenter must submit a recommendation letter from his/her research advisor.
  • Users, who have used the Editorial Manager submission system for the 2014 SLA-AGC Conference, can use their same usernames and passwords. To retrieve login credentials, click on 'Send Username/Password' in the Editorial Manager submission main page.
  • Abstract submission deadline is 1st September, 2014.

Submit a Conference Proposal

PDF Conference Themes
PDF For further information on the Editorial Manager system please download the Tutorial for Authors

Important Dates

The Conference Date 17-19/3/2015
Abstracts Deadline 1/9/2014
Response of Acceptance 15/9/2014
Full paper deadline 1/12/2014
Response of Acceptance 15/12/2014


SLA/AGC Annual Conference Committee
Pro. Dr. Naeema Jabur
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