Conferences

NLA CONFERENCES AND THEMES 1962-2016

1962 – Ibadan, University of Ibadan, December, 15-17
1963 – N.A.
1964 – Lagos, USIS Auditorium, April 10-13
1965 – Zaria, Ahmadu Bello University, April 2- 5.
1966 – Nsukka, University of Nigeria, March 24-28
THEME: Books in the Building of our Nation.
1967 – Scheduled for University of Lagos Postponed due to Nigerian
Civil War.
1968 – Ibadan, University of Ibadan, September 13 -15
THEME: New Developments in the Nigerian Library Scene
1969 – Zaria, Institute of Administration, ABU, June 27-29.
1970 – Lagos, Lagos University, March 31- April 4.
THEME: 20 Years of Library Development in Nigeria
1971 – Jos, Plateau State Library, March 31- April 4.
1972 – Enugu, East Central State Library, March 23-26.
THEME: Library Resources in Nigeria Co-operation
1973 – Ibadan, Ibadan University, July 5-8.
THEME: Services Concept of Librarianship
1974 – Benin City, Palm Royal Hotel, December 2 – 5
THEME: Towards Scientific Management of a Nation
1975 – Kano, Bagauda Lake Hotel, December 1 – 4
THEME: Libraries in the Cultural Development of a Nation
1976 – Port-Harcourt, December 19 -22
1977 – Kaduna, December 2 – 6
1978 – Ilorin, December, 3 – 7
1979 – Calabar, December 2 – 6
THEME: Libraries and National Development.
1980 – Kano, Bagauda Lake Hotel December, 2- 6
THEME: Planning and Development Libraries in the 80s
1982 – Jos, University of Jos, February 21-26
THEME: Libraries and Continuing Education in Nigeria: Issue and Challenges
1982 – Badagry, ASCON, December 12 – 18
THEME: Libraries and Technological Development
1983 – Ibadan, Conference Centre, University of Ibadan, December 4-7
THEME: 21 Years of Library Services in Nigeria
1984 – N.A.
1985 – Owerri, Owerri ’85, Concorde Hotel, March 17-20
THEME: The Role of Libraries and Information Services in National Development
1986 – Minna, Shiroro Hotel, March 2-7
THEME: Book Availability in Nigeria: Problems and Prospects
1987 – Abeokuta, Olumo ‘87 Ogun State Hotel, March, 16-19.
THEME: “Bibliographical Control in Nigerian Libraries (UBC)”
1988 – Enugu, Coal City ‘88
1989 – Akure, Owena ’89, Owena Motel April 9-13
THEME: “Universal Availability of Publications”
1990 – Yola, ‘Yola 90, Yola International Hotel
1991 – Ilorin, Kwara State Library, March 11-15
THEME: “Universal Dataflow & Telecommunications (UTD)”
1992 – Uyo, Uyo ’92, Governors Office Annex, March 9-13
THEME: “Advancement of Librarianship in Developing Countries of
the World (ALP).”
1993 – Bauchi, Bauchi ’93, Federal Secretariat Complex, April 19-23
THEME: “Libraries; Information for Development”
1994 – Makurdi, Benue ’94, Benue State Library, May 9 -12.
THEME: “Strategies for the Management of Information Institutions in a
Depressed Economy”.
1995 – Lagos, Eko ’95, University of Lagos Conference Centre, April 24-27
THEME: “Library and Information Services to Rural Communities”
1996 – Ibadan, Oluyole ’96, University of Ibadan Conference Centre,
May 6 – 10
THEME: “Towards 2000 AD and Beyond: Library and Information
Science Training in Nigeria.”
1997 – Kaduna, KADA ’97, Arewa House, Kaduna, May 5 – 9
THEME:“ Funding Libraries.”
1998 – FCT, ABUJA ’98, National Universities Commission
THEME: “Library and Information Services and the Emergence of
the Nigerian Information Society.”
1999 – Port-Harcourt, GARDEN CITY ’99, Presidential Hotel, May 9-14
THEME: Information for the Sustenance of a democratic culture.
2000 – FCT, Abuja 2000, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution
THEME: Library and Information Agenda for the New Millennium
2001 – Owerri, ‘Owerri 2001’, Concorde Hotel, June, 17 – 22 2001
THEME: Libraries and Librarians: Making a difference in the Knowledge Age.
2002 – Lagos, ASCON, Badagry, Eko 2002, June, 16 – 21, 2002
THEME: 40 Years of Library and Information Service to the Nation -(1962 –
2002).
2003 – Makurdi, Tarka Foundation, September, 7 – 12, 2003
THEME: Strengthening Nigerian Libraries to serve the Nation
through ICT.
2004 – Akure, Solton International Hotel & Resort, 20th -25th June
THEME: Libraries: Tools for Education and Development
2005 – Abeokuta “Gateway 2005” Abeokuta, Ogun State, June 12 Cultural Centre, 9th – 15th June, 2005
THEME: Challenges of Libraries and Information Services in an Environment of Change and Reforms
2006 – Abuja, National Centre for Women Development, Opp. CBN,
Abuja, 18 – 23 June, 2007. ‘ABUJA 2006’
THEME: Libraries: Dynamic Engines for the Knowledge and Information Society.
2007 – Uyo, Ibom Hall, IBB Way, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, 9th – 14th Sept, 2007 ‘UYO 2007’
THEME: Nigerian Libraries for the Future: Progress, Development and Partnerships.
2008 – Kaduna, Arewa House, Conference Centre, Kaduna, Kaduna State. 1 – 6 June, 2008 ‘AREWA 2008’
THEME: Libraries without Borders: Globalization of Library and information Services.
2009 – Ibadan, Jogor Centre, off Ring Road, Opposite Liberty Stadium, Ibadan, Oyo State, 26th–31st July 2009 “Pacesetter 2009”
THEME: “Libraries Create Futures: Building on Cultural Heritage”
2010 – FCT, Abuja, International Conference Centre, Central Area, Abuja, 18th – 23rd July 2010 “Abuja 2010”
THEME: “Knowledge Management for National Development”.
2011 – Awka, Emmaus House Complex, Authur Eze Avenue, Awka, Anambra State, 10th – 15th July, 2011 “Awka Light of the Nation 2011”
THEME: Information for All: strategies for National Development
2012 – FCT, Abuja, International Conference Centre, Central Area, Abuja, 15th – 19th July 2012 “Abuja 2012”
THEME: “Nigerian Library Association at 50: Promoting Library and
Information Science Profession for National Development and
Transformation”.
2013 – Calabar, Cultural Centre, 9th – 14th June, 2013 “Calabar 2013”
THEME: Future Nigerian Libraries: Infinite Possibilities
2014 – Enugu, Golden Royale Hotel, 22nd – 27th June, 2014 “Coal City 2014”
THEME: “Nigerian Libraries, Confluence for Knowledge: Empowering the Citizens and the Society”
2015 – Oshogbo, Women & Children Development Initiative Foundation
(WOCDIF), Osun State, 26th – 31st June, 2015 “Omoluabi 2015”
THEME: Sustainable Nigerian Libraries: Agents of Access to Information and Development
2016 – FUNTAJ International School Multipurpose Hall, Gudu District, Abuja,
24th – 29th July, 2016
THEME: “Library and Information Services For Sustainable Development Goals in Nigeria”
2017 – University of Lagos Multipurpose Hall, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, 23rd – 27th
July, 2017.
THEME: “Libraries in Promotion of National Integration for
Development”

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