SCECSAL XIX CONFERENCE

XIXth Standing Conference of Eastern, Central and Southern Africa Library and Information Associations (SCECSAL)
6th - 9th December 2010
Gaborone, Botswana


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Information Literacy Seminar Programme

The programme for the ITOCA and IDS's seminar on: Strengthening Information Literacy Interventions: Using Creative Approaches to Teaching and Learning, 5th December 2010, University of Botswana, is now available [Download Programme]

Hotels Nearer to Conference Venue

These are the most conveniently located hotels to the conference venue: Gaborone Sun, Mondior Summit, Cresta Lodge, Cresta President Hotel, Falcon Crest, Hotel Crystal Palace, Motheo Apartments and University of Botswana Hostels (conference venue).

Transport Arrangements

There will be free transport available from the airport for all participants as well as on the departure dates. A nominal fee of P100 (US$15) will be charged for transport to and from hotels from the 6 to the 9 December.

Tours and Excursions

The charge for each tour is US$30.00 per person

Mmokolodi Nature Reserve

Encounters with Nature Discovery of Magic Mokolodi Nature Reserve brings the beauty, the excitement, and the tranquility of the bush to the city. Please visit this website: http://www.mokolodi.com

Botswana Phuthadikobo Museum

Botswana's Phuthadikobo Museum is located in the small village of Mochudi, roughly 40 km from Gaborone on the Francistown Road and is named after the hill of the same name on which it stands. The museum was established in 1976, and holds the honour of being the first district museum in Botswana. The museum is housed in the building of the old Cape Dutch–style Bakgatla National School which was built in 1921 and provides visitors with an interesting and informative history of both the school and the region. Aside from the rich historical significance displayed within its walls, a highlight for visitors to the Phuthadikobo Museum is the magnificent views obtained from the hill. From here visitors can see all of Mochudi, the Notwane River and its floodplain.

The museum also features a craft shop, a silk screen workshop and a traditional blacksmith's workshop. The museum grounds feature two well preserved old ox wagons, which according to historians were last used actively in Botswana during the 1970's, and have remained unaffected by weather and insect damage.

The museum is open 8:00 to 17:00 during the week and 14:00 to 17:00 on the weekend. Tel: +267 577 7238

City Tour

The city tour will take you though the centre of the Capital City of Botswana, Gaborone. The tour will take you through the following sites: the National Museum, old Gaborone Public Library building, Parliament, National Archives and Records Services and the Three Chiefs Monument. Botswana parliament: http://www.parliament.gov.bw National Archives and Records Services: "http://www.mysc.gov.bw/nars/index.php

You can make your own special arrangement to tour any part of Botswana. Please visit this website for a list of tour operators in Gaborone: http://www.botswanatourism.co.bw/touroperators.php


Conference Registration

  • Sunday, 5th December 2010, 2pm - 5pm
  • Monday, 6th December 2010, from 7:30am

Pre-conference Events

More pre-conference events have been added to the list.


Accommodation at University of Botswana

The SCECSAL Organizing Committee wishes to inform all SCECSAL member Library Associations that accomodation will be available for conference participants at the University of Botswana. The room rates are P69.00 per day inclusive of bed only. Breakfast can be taken and paid for at the UB Staff Lounge. Those interested should submit their names to bongiwem@bac.ac.bw by 26 November 2010.


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