Call for Contribution

According to the World Guide to Libraries, there are far fewer libraries on the African continent than on other continents and in most cases, these libraries were founded by the former colonial powers. In some countries, a large number of libraries do not "function", they are "dead" places that are rarely used and sometimes unknown to the population. In this regard, the Goethe-Institute Kamerun ( in partnership with the Cameroon Association of Librarians, Archivists, Documentalists, and Museaographers (COLADOM is organising a meeting of documentary information professionals from Cameroon from 25 to 26 November 2019.


The main objective of the meeting is to understand the role and impact of orality as a tool for entertainment, communication and knowledge transfer within libraries in Cameroon and to figure out the specificity of the latter. The various feedback will be synthesised in a publication.

All documentary information professionals (librarians, documentarists, archivists...) who effectively work in a functional library open to the public.

Condition for participation

  • Send your contribution using the attached guide
  • Be willing to register your library on the IFLA Library Map of the World. ( )
Service of the Goethe-Institute
The Goethe-Institute makes available to participants:
  •  A flat rate for travel and accommodation costs depending on the place of residence (only for participants residing outside the city of Yaoundé)
  • One breakfast and one lunch during the meeting (for all participants)
Venue: Goethe-Institute Kamerun in Yaounde     

Deadline for submission of contributions/confirmation and address
Contributions are expected no later than 10.11.2019 at 23:59 at ,
by post to P.O. Box 1067 Yaoundé or directly to the Goethe-Institute (Located in Bastos) in an envelope addressed to the library manager. 

For more information contact us:
Tel. 655 498 869/ 651 302 950 (Mon. – Fri. 8:00 – 17:00)

Deadline of response from Goethe-Institute: 15.11.2019