Sharjah International Book Fair/ALA Library Conference

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Advance registration is now closed for the SIBF/ALA 2016 Library Conference!

This PDF provides the information on this page in Arabic. (Please note that the registration form itself can be completed only in English.)
Librarians and ALA members are welcome to register for the 3rd annual Sharjah International Book Fair/ALA Library Conference, November 8th-10th, 2016 at the Expo Centre in Sharjah, UAE, during the 35th Sharjah International Book Fair.  The program draws on expertise from librarians in the region as well as from the United States and other countries. The three-day conference offers programs as well as in-depth preconference institutes and a poster session on a wide range of topics for librarians from academic, public, school, government, and special libraries.

Get more details about the conference.


Register for the Conference and pre-conference now!


List of poster session presenters - Sharjah Expo Centre


Librarians' Lounge

Enjoy the relaxing space that will be open to librarians and educators in the Sharjah Expo Centre throughout the Sharjah International Book Fair.  The lounge is provided with generous sponsorship from these companies.

Interested in a sponsorship opportunity? Act fast to ensure that you are part of this growing and lucrative market for academic, public, school, and special libraries by reserving one of the limited number of sponsorships and booth spaces available.


What past participants said

What a great conference. It was really inspiring. Memorable experience!
It's wonderful to have a conference like this in this region, allowing people to experience an ALA- quality conference.
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 and ALA 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.


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 or +01-312-280-3201.
Track the tag #SIBFALA16 for updates.



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