Librarians and library staff are welcome to register for the 4th annual Sharjah International Book Fair/ALA Library Conference, November 7-9, 2017 at the Expo Centre in Sharjah, UAE, during the 36th Sharjah International Book Fair.

Getting Ready To Register

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.

Group Registration
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.

Dates

Preconferences only on Tuesday, November 7th.

The full conference will be Wednesday November 8th and Thursday 9th.

Your registration fee for the full two-day conference includes:

  • Invitation letter after you register
  • Access to all conference programs and other sessions in English and Arabic (simultaneous translation)
  • Access to poster sessions
  • Access to Librarian's Lounge and library exhibits
  • Access to Sharjah International Book Fair
  • 2 lunches and coffee/tea breaks
  • Access to all session recordings after the conference
  • Conference bag and program book
  • Certificate of participation after in-person attendance
  • Up to three nights' hotel reimbursed if you spend more than $10,000 USD on materials for your library at the Book Fair