6th Sharjah International Library Conference

 2019 Sharjah International Library Conference logo                        

The upcoming 2019 Sharjah International Library Conference will take place on November 5-7, 2019.

During the first day, you will be able to attend a preconference or register for the two-day conference. Registration will open in the coming weeks!


Thank you for joining us during the 5th editon of the Sharjah Library Conference! 

We had another great lineup of international and local presenters assembled this year.  ALA’s President Loida Garcia-Febo and Brian Bannon, CEO and Commissioner of the Chicago Public Libraries headlined this year’s conference. Ms. Loida Garcia-Febo, provided an overview of concepts for all types of libraries transforming into welcoming places for all members of the community. Mr. Bannon, outlined strategic shifts needed to provide the next generation of library services.

Sharjah Library Conference program [البرنامج النهائي], including two one-day preconference workshops. The final conference program presentations will be available soon 

Thanks to everyone who participated in the SIBF Poster session! Please view the 2018 Sharjah Library Conference Poster Session participant list!
FLICKR--Images taken during the three-day conference have been uploaded to a Flickr account. Enjoy! (If you have images that you would like to share, please email them to intl@ala.org


What past participants said

What a great conference. It was really inspiring. Memorable experience!
Great interaction with librarians from other countries, and quality sessions with brilliant ideas to make our library much more
valuable and offer better services.
It's a spectacular achievement for SIBF to become partners and I am sure that will help in enhancing librarians’ skills in the Arab countries.
It was an opportunity to meet other librarians. Good networking opportunities!
The best part was the practices shared by librarians from their [own] libraries. 
It united all LIBRARIANS together.
If you want to look back or discover sessions, you can view the past conference presentations from 2014 - 2017.


The American Library Association (ALA) provides leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.
The Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) is one of the largest book fairs in the world, the most prestigious in the Arab world and home to the most exciting literary event in the region. “For the love of the written word” is its inspiration, passion and reason for being. 
The Combined Book Exhibit collaborates with ALA and SIBF to manage the conference and is the sponsor liaison and support.
For additional information, please contact the ALA International Relations Office at intl@ala.org or +01-312-280-3201.