2015 Sharjah International Book Fair
SIBF-ALA Library Conference, November 10-12 2015

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The 2nd annual Sharjah International Book Fair/ALA Library Conference will take place November 10-12, 2015 at the Expo Center in Sharjah, UAE, during the 34th Sharjah International Book Fair. The program will draw on expertise from librarians in the region as well as from the United States and other countries. The two-day library conference offers programs on a wide range of topics for librarians from academic, public, school, government, and special libraries.

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 on this page.

If you would like to join ALA to receive the discounted member rate for this event, please contact us at intl@ala.org before you start to register. You will need your member information for the discount to be applied.

If you plan to purchase over $10,000 USD worth of books and other materials at the Book Fair 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 check when filling out this form that you expect to qualify, you will be contacted directly for follow up.

Multiple registrations (and payment) for a single library/institution may be made. Please make sure that the first registrant you list will be the primary contact for the group onsite in Sharjah. Please follow the instructions after you complete the first registration to add other names.

Conference registration rates

  • ALA Members: 250 AED (70 USD)
  • Non-ALA Members: 350 AED (100 USD)

Registration fee includes:

  • Invitation letter after you register
  • Access to all conference programs and other sessions in English and Arabic
  • 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.

To access the application system, sign in with your apply.ala.org profile.