The SCECSAL Author Award was established with the objective of encouraging local authorship in the field of library and information studies.
No awards were given at SCECSAL XVI in 2004 (Kampala, Uganda); SCECSAL XVII in 2006 (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania); SCECSAL XVIII in 2008 (Lusaka, Zambia); SCECSAL XIX in 2010 (Gabarone, Botswana); SCECSAL XX in 2012 (Nairobi, Kenya); SCECSAL XXI in 2014 (Lilongwe, Malawi) and SCECSAL XXII in 2016 (Ezulwini, Swaziland).
The award consists of a certificate and a cash prize.
Criteria for Selection
Contenders for the Award should be authors who have individually or jointly published in the field of
Procedure for Nominations
Judges for the SCECSAL Author Award are selected by the Secretariat of member SCECSAL Association hosting the Conference at which the award will be given, and
Nominations for the Award should be forwarded to the SCECSAL Member Association hosting the Conference, by 31 January in the year in which the award will be awarded. See SCECSAL Conferences for information about the Next Conference.