Africa Section pre-conference satellite meeting

Building Cross-Cultural Capacities in LIS: African and Caribbean Reflections


9 – 10 August 2011


Christ Church, Barbados


Theme: Building Cross-Cultural Capacities in LIS: African and Caribbean Reflections

The Main Library of The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados, in association with IFLA Africa Section, is sponsoring an IFLA satellite meeting which will be held in Barbados at the Blue Horizon Hotel, August 9-10, 2011.

  • Meeting handbook [PDF]

Topics to be covered include

  • Advocacy
  • Copyright
  • Electronic resources
  • Indigenous collection issues
  • Marketing library services
  • Open access


The registration fee is US$120 which includes, lunches, coffee breaks.

Download the registration form: [MS Word]

Please return by email to Elizabeth Watson or by FAX  246.417.4460 by July 21, 2011.

Accommodation arrangements

Overseas participants will be based at:

Blue Horizon Hotel
Christ Church, Barbados
246.435.8916 (t)
246.435.8153 (f)

Room rates:

  • Single US$110 per night includes breakfast, taxes and Internet connection
  • Double US$140 per night includes breakfast, taxes and Internet connection

Reservations: Please contact Elizabeth Watson (contact details below) to secure a room at this special rate

Travelling arrangements

Barbados has direct flights to international cities such as Miami, New York and London. Persons travelling via these cities will need an entry visa even for transiting purposes. Please check in your countries about US or UK visa regulations with respect to your country. Participants will be responsible for their own travel arrangements to Barbados.

An alternative is to arrive in Puerto Rico on August 7th and take what is called a side trip between Barbados and Puerto Rico between August 8-11th on LIAT, a regional airline. LIAT would give you the opportunity to stop for a day in another Caribbean island at your own cost before returning to Puerto Rico.

A valid passport with at least 6 months before its expiry date is required to enter all these countries.


Please see the Barbados Entry Requirements to find out if nationals of your country need a visa to enter Barbados.

Further details can be had from

Elizabeth Watson
Campus Librarian
The University of the West Indies
Main Library
P. O. Box 1334, Bridgetown, Barbados
246.417.4444 (t)
246.417.4460 (f)

Lindy Nhlapo
IFLA Regional Manager for Africa
IFLA Regional Office for Africa
Tel: +2712 429 6374 or +2711 471 2826
Fax: +2712 429 6130

Satellite Meeting, Africa, Open access, Copyright, Advocacy, Barbados

Last update: 4 October 2012