Librarians and library staff are welcome to register for the 7th annual Sharjah International Library Conference, November 10-12, 2020 at the Expo Centre in Sharjah, UAE, during the 39th Sharjah International Book Fair. The American Library Association provides the conference programming and certificates of participation.
There is an option to register for virtual access to the conference programming if you are unable to attend in-person. This only provides access to the content of the main 2-day conference. There is no virtual registration available for the full day workshops.
Advance registration to be paid by credit card
If you are unable to pay in advance by credit card and would prefer to pay by wire transfer please contact [email protected] for assistance. Individual registrants for virtual access to the conference will need to pay be credit card in advance.
If you are interested in registering a group from your library for the conference please contact [email protected] for assistance.
Do you need a visa to enter UAE?
Before you start to register, make sure you know if you need a visa to enter UAE. You can get information about a UAE visa from your airline or local consulate, and we recommend that you find out about your visa before starting the registration process.
Are you an American Library Association member?
ALA personal and institutional members may register at a discounted rate. If you would like to join ALA to be able to register at the ALA member rate, please contact [email protected].
Do you plan to purchase over $10,000 USD worth of books and other materials at the Book Fair?
If so, you are eligible to receive reimbursement for 3 nights of your hotel stay. One additional staff member is also eligible for reimbursement of 3 nights' hotel for each added purchase of $10,000. Receipts of purchases and of the hotel nights must be provided to receive reimbursements. If you tell us when registering that you expect to qualify, you will be contacted directly for follow up.
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Your registration fee for the full two-day conference includes: