Chief Guest

Prof. Nilanthi de Silva
Vice Chancellor
University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Krystyna K. Matusiak
Associate Professor in LIS Program
University of Denver, U.S.A.

About Conference

The Sri Lanka Library Association (SLLA) organizes its annual national conference (online) in celebration of 60 years of LIS education in Sri Lanka under the theme of “Moving Towards Sustainability Through Library Transformation”


Those who are interested are welcome to present a paper at the conference. Abstracts are accepted in all three languages (English, Sinhala and Tamil). All submissions will undergo peer-review and the author(s) will be notified based on the reviewers’ reports. Accepted papers will be published in e-conference proceedings, published by SLLA.

Registration is free for both participants and presenters

Papers are invited including but not limited to following sub-themes:

  • Library Services for underprivileged groups
  • LIS Education and Continuous Professional Development
  • Digital Library Services
  • Information Literacy Instruction in Libraries
  • Library Disaster Management
  • Reading Culture and Reading Habits
  • Open Access and Open Research
  • Use of Social Media in Libraries

  • Library as a Space

  • E-learning and Libraries
  • Human Resource Management Practices in Libraries
  • Library Automation and Digitization
  • Innovative projects in response to Covid-19
  • Sustainable Development Goals and Library Services

Important Dates

Submission of Abstracts
04 July, 2021

Notification of Acceptance
01 August, 2021

Submission of full-papers
25 August, 2021

Sumission of Abstract / Paper

Authors are advised to send their contributions as abstracts or full papers. The manuscripts can be accepted in Sinhala, Tamil and English. Papers submitted will be subject to open-peer review by the Editorial Committee, and sent to a double-blind peer review by a panel of experts. Papers will also be subject to anti-plagiarism check, thus any paper that infringes the intellectual property rights will be rejected. Only the accepted papers will be published.

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Submit Abstrct / Paper through online


Registration is free for both participants and presenters:

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Contact Us

Dr. W. M. Tharanga Dilruk Ranasinghe
Conference Convener- NACLIS 2021
Sri Lanka Library Association
Organisation of Professional Associations (OPA),
275/75, Stanley Wijesundara Mawatha,
Colombo 07,Sri Lanka.
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