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GIOPS 2019 Call for Papers: International Financial Institutions, Governments, and Austerity

IFLA - პარ, 18/01/2019 - 20:47

The Government Information and Official Publications section of IFLA invites interested individuals to submit proposals for the open session at the World Library and Information Congress in Athens, Greece from 24-30, August 2019. GIOPS solicits submissions around the theme of International Financial Institutions, Governments, and Austerity: Banks, Bailouts, and Information on Global Debt Crises.

Proposals are due March 15, 2019

Please see the IFLA 2019 website for more information!

IFLA Celebrates the International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019

IFLA - ხუთ, 17/01/2019 - 22:19

2019 is the International Year of Indigenous Lanaguges. It provides a great opportunity to highlight the work that libraries are doing to support and promote languages, and the communities that speak them. 

Language plays a crucial role in our lives. It is not only a tool of communication, allowing us to connect with others, but it is also the means by which we tell stories about our identity, our traditions and our history.

Indigenous languages are disappearing and with that a big part of the world’s cultural heritage. A network of language experts and speakers of indigenous languages have suggested that one language is being lost to the world every three months!

In 2014 IFLA released a statement, acknowledging the intrinsic value and importance of indigenous traditional knowledge and language. Libraries play an essential role in keeping a record of indigenous cultural heritage, knowledge and language and helping it to live. Every day, all over the world, libraries are working to protect and promote indigenous knowledge and languages not only for the benefit of indigenous peoples, but as well for the rest of the world, now and in future.

In addition to their role in preservation, libraries have proved themselves to be welcoming and trusted community centres, and are often at the heart of indigenous communities. In addition to access to relevant materials, including in indigenous languages, they can also offer connectivity, skills, and simply a place to learn or enjoy culture.

In 2019 IFLA therefore will be taking an active role in the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IYIL19), an initiative agreed by the UN to promote and raise awareness of indigenous languages across the globe.

IFLA Secretary General Gerald Leitner said:

Libraries are active around the world in ensuring that indigenous groups and their languages enjoy the same support and opportunities as everyone else. IFLA welcomes the International Year of Indigenous Languages, and the attention it will bring to this key issue.

Each month of 2019 IFLA will be highlighting the great work carried out by libraries around the globe. We will be promoting library programmes, projects and activities that have made a different to their local communities.

Join IFLA both in working to combat the loss of indigenous languages, but also in celebrating the amazing work that has been done to preserve and promote them!

Read more about how to get involved in the International Year in our 'Get Into' brief, and about the work of IFLA's Indigenous Matters Section.

Training Course: Practical Methods for the Scientific Examination of Library Objects

IFLA - ხუთ, 17/01/2019 - 19:23

The IFLA PAC Centre at Qatar National Library invites all libraries, cultural institutions and museums in the region to nominate paper and book conservators to attend this three-day training course held at the headquarters of the National Records and Archives Authority in the Sultanate of Oman.

Within the framework of the agreement signed between Qatar National Library and UNESCO, “Supporting Documentary Heritage Preservation in the Arab Region,” and in cooperation with the National Records and Archives Authority in the Sultanate of Oman, the IFLA/PAC Regional Center for Arab Countries and the Middle East  at Qatar National Library is organizing the training course: Practical Methods for the Scientific Examination of Library Objects.

The course takes place 19-21 February 2019 in Muscat, Oman. Find the full programme and invitation in English here, and in Arabic here.

Call for Papers - Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group

IFLA - ხუთ, 17/01/2019 - 13:30

ENSULIB invites LIS professionals and students to submit proposals for our two-hour Open Session at the IFLA Congress in Athens on the theme “Let’s Change Now: Libraries Driving Sustainability”.

We invite presentations that address one or more of the following topics:

  1. Environmental, social or economic sustainability
  2. Libraries providing opportunities for users and citizens to create their own sustainable projects (user or citizen engagement)
  3. Sustainable library and LIS projects, library programs or educational programs.

To keep the session vibrant and exciting, two presentation styles are possible: Papers (15-minute delivery) or the Pecha Kucha format (20 slides shown for 20 seconds each, for a total of 6 minutes 40 seconds). The program committee is interested in proposals from all kinds of libraries and LIS schools.

Proposals must be submitted by 15 February 2019.

Selected presenters will be notified by 30 March 2019.

You’ll find the full Call for Papers here.

Proposals should be sent to: 

Harri Sahavirta

Call for Papers — Open Sessions Asia and Oceania Section

IFLA - ხუთ, 17/01/2019 - 11:40
  • 16 January 2019, 21:28

See also:  https://2019.ifla.org/cfp-calls/asia-and-oceania-section/

Theme: "Libraries: Create Spaces – Inspire Dialogue – Empower Community"

 

Introduction

The open session of the IFLA Regional Section for Asia and Oceania – RSCAO (organised by the Regional Standing Committee – RSCAO) plans to contribute to this year’s WLIC theme of “Libraries: Dialogue for Change”, by exploring how libraries have empowered their communities by way of creating trusted space and stimulating dialogue.

Aim

The RSCAO open session aims to demonstrate how all types of librarians/libraries in Asia and Oceania have brought people together in vibrant community hubs, generated dialogue/conversation and helped their communities to figure out/resolve the complexities of life as well as the society they live in.

We are seeking high-quality, thoughtful and inspiring papers, and encourage professionals across the Asia-Pacific region to submit proposals for papers on topics relating to the session theme.

Sub-themes

The organising committee is particularly interested in proposals for presentations on any of the following sub-themes:

  • Library as a trusted and safe space for fostering community dialogue – (How libraries have done this? Why libraries are ideal institutions to lead dialogue and deliberation efforts in communities – examples of current practices; impacts made; Lessons learnt)
  • Library services and facilities – (What new services and facilities have been implemented for creating enriched community dialogue? How are they marketed, what are the measures of success? – examples of current practices; impacts made; Lessons learnt)
  • Library leadership and staffing – (What change management techniques have been successfully used to empower library staff to provide innovative services that helps community feels comfortable and foster dialogue  – examples of current practices; impacts made; Lessons learnt)
  • Library education – (How libraries have influenced library schools to adapt their curriculum in line with the needs of the profession and the community? What dialogue and collaboration is taking place or exists between library schools and libraries at large?)

 

Submissions

We invite for submission of abstracts followed by/proceeding to full papers, particularly those which provide transferable examples of current practice, impacts made and lessons learnt.

Abstracts are invited for either full papers or for lightning talks.

Papers can be submitted only through EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aoos2019

Note: To submit a paper you need to have an EasyChair account. Follow the link EasyChair Signup to create EasyChair account, if needed.

All proposals must be received by 15 February 2019.

Full papers

Papers are invited for presentation on the open session themes, which can take the form of research reports, case studies and other examples of what works in practice.

Lightning talks

The purpose of a lightning talk is to articulate a topic in a quick, clear and insightful manner. You are invited to share your stories, thoughts and experiments with the audience.

Committee is seeking proposals for 5 lightning talks (6 minutes each) aimed at igniting lively discussions among the audience.  Although not a must, the talks may include a PowerPoint presentation not exceeding 3 slides. Talks that convey the message and capture audience attention are much appreciated.

Content of abstracts

Informative abstracts (500 words) should be prepared following the template provided below. Each abstract will be blind reviewed by members of the Professional Committee of Regional Standing Committee for Asia and Oceania. Abbreviated abstracts or late submissions will not be considered.

Purpose of this paper What are the reason(s) for writing the paper (or the aims of the research)? Theme How does it relate to the theme of the session? Design, methodology, approach How are the objectives achieved? Include the main method(s) used for the study. What is the approach to the topic, and what is the theoretical or subject scope of the paper? Findings What was found in the course of the work? This will refer to analysis, discussion, or results. Research limitations and implications (if applicable) If the paper reports on research, this section must be completed. It should include suggestions for future research and any identified limitations in the research process. Practical implications (if applicable) What outcomes and implications for practice, applications and consequences are identified? All papers should have practical applications. What changes to practice might be made as a result of this research/paper? Originality What is new in the paper? State the value of the paper and to whom.

 

Important dates and other details:

1. The deadline for submitting a detailed abstract (500 words) and full author details is Friday 15 February 2019. Selection of papers is based on the abstract. Due to the large number of submissions received, only the successful presenters will be notified by 10th April 2019.

2. Full texts of papers are due on 15 June 2019. Abstracts should be submitted as a ‘pdf’ file.

3. The committee will evaluate the submitted abstracts against criteria which include: innovative content, topical relevance, regional interest, clarity of exposition, originality, and overall quality.

4. Papers must be original submissions not presented or published elsewhere – (IFLA rule).

5. Papers should not be more than 4,000 words, single spaced in Times New Roman 12 point.

6. Papers and abstracts should be in English.

7. The author(s) should include their full contact details and brief biographical notes.

Presentation of accepted papers

The presenter (who need not be the author) must be fluent in English.

  • Keynote – 20 Minutes
  • Four Presentations/paper of 10 minutes each. 10 minutes will be allowed in the session for a summary presentation based on the paper, with time for questions. Presenters should not read their full written paper.
  • Five Lightning Talks each 6 minutes
  • Discussion- 20 minutes

 

Contact

All questions about submissions should be emailed to: aoopensession2019@gmail.com

Please note

At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Malaysia. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2019 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to authors.

 

Congress Participation Grants

List of opportunities for support is available on the Conference Participation Grants webpage.

A Stronger Field for Stronger Societies: IFLA President Visits Taiwan, China

IFLA - ოთხ, 16/01/2019 - 13:38

IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón visited Taiwan, China on 9-12 January 2019. In a series of speeches and meetings, she shared the message that libraries can be motors of change, and discussed how IFLA and the library field can become more inclusive and effective.

IFLA has a mission to raise awareness of the importance of high-quality library services for communities, and to help the profession deliver on its promise. Key to both of these are an engaged, inclusive and united library field.

IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón’s visit to Taiwan, China, on 9-12 January 2019 provided an opportunity to make progress on all of these goals.  

Taiwan, China is already lucky to have thriving and diverse library field, from the National Central Library in Taipei, and major public library networks, to temple, village and mobile libraries across the island. Some are involved in international partnerships, and of course are members of IFLA.

The President was able to visit a variety of these, learning about the excellent work they are doing. She encouraged them to understand the impact they were having on development and wellbeing, using the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a framework. In speeches at the National Central Library and Kaohsiung Public Library, she encouraged the audience to get better at articulating this clearly to decision makers.

She also discussed IFLA’s own transformation through the Global Vision process. In consultations with leaders and representatives of the profession, she set out IFLA’s goal to become a more inclusive organisation at the heart of a united global library field.


Other participants welcomed the initiative, and shared their ideas about priorities, needs and opportunities for their own libraries in the future. All agreed on the value of active membership of IFLA as a key means of realising the potential of libraries worldwide.

Thank you to all of the libraries and librarians from Taiwan, China, who helped make the visit such a success.

Read more about IFLA's Global Vision, and our work on libraries and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Call for Papers! August 2019 WLIC in Greece!

IFLA - ოთხ, 16/01/2019 - 01:17

IFLA’s Science & Technology Libraries Section jointly with the Reference & Information Services Section and the Audio Visual & Multimedia Section issue a CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Theme: “Moving Beyond Traditional Collections & Services: Supporting Science in Innovative Ways”

 

Background: The Science & Technology Section invites proposals for papers to be presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Athens, Greece from August 24-30, 2019.  This two-hour open session is co-sponsored by the IFLA Reference & Information Services and the Audio Visual & Multimedia Sections.

 

As Science Libraries become more incorporated in centralized library service plans and organizational structures there are concerns about how the specialized information needs of scientists and science students are met. As science educates the public, influences new policies and ways of thinking, science librarianship at all levels is dedicated to providing accurate and informed content to a diverse citizenry.

 

Reference and outreach services are critical to that mission. Science librarianship requires a model for delivering relevant and critical services at time of need that are evidence-based and sufficiently documented. What that model constitutes in the future continues to change as science reference explores different models that are embedded, data driven, and emphasize information sources such as games, multimedia formats, makerspaces, eSports, patents, mapping (genomic and other spatially-based forms), and other ways of conducting STEM or STEAM activities and learning.

 

This session will promote innovations that support science knowledge acquisition and generation with creative service models and invites presentations that can share new visions from different types of libraries including public libraries, school libraries, all levels of academic and research libraries, where services for reference, outreach, instruction and collections are central activities advancing scientific understanding.

 

Please note:

  • At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Athens.  Abstracts to be submitted only with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.
  • Full abstracts in any of the IFLA’s official languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish) of up to 500 words should be submitted for review
  • Abstracts and presentation will be original, previously unpublished or not presented work
  • All papers presented at the WLIC 2019 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
  • Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.
  • All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodations, etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters.  No financial support is provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers. 

 

Important Dates & Deadlines

28 February 2019 - Deadline submission of 500 word maximum abstract/proposal containing: contact information for first author, all authors &  institutional affiliations, language in which presentation will be delivered, confirmation of understanding that presenter is responsible for conference registration and all expenses associated with attendance and that they can meet all future deadlines. 

Please send all submissions via attachment in MS Word to:

Julia Gelfand (jgelfand@uci.edu) – receipt of all submissions will be confirmed

1 April 2019 – Notification to authors about status of submission

1 June 2019 – Submission of full text of paper

28 July 2019 – Submission of accompanying powerpoint slides for presentation

Libraries Can't Get Enough eBooks; an Interview with Sharon Day, Edmonton Public Library

IFLA - სამ, 15/01/2019 - 12:57

IFLA has interviewed Sharon Day, speaking on behalf of a campaign in Canada to boost the availability - and affordability - of eBooks for libraries. The goal - to ensure that Canada's libraries can fulfil their mission of giving readers maximum possible access to knowledge and culture.

For many libraries and library associations around the world, eLending is a a major issue, with a difficult balance to be found between the demands of readers, the requirements of publishers, and libraries' own budgets. In our latest interview, we've talked to Sharon Day, Director of Branch Services and Collections at Edmonton Public Library, Canada, and Chair of the Canadian Urban Libraries Council's e-Content Working Group:

 

What role do eBooks and eLending play in fulfilling the mission of Canada’s libraries?

Without the freedom to lend eBooks, public libraries will not be able to fulfil their core mandate of providing universal access to information to all. We will not be able to buy sufficient copies of popular titles to meet demand, or offer access to all titles in the formats people desire.

Digital content is the fastest growing area of borrowing for public libraries. Spending by Canada’s largest urban libraries increased by over 45% since 2014 and continues to grow. It’s worth noting that eAudiobook sales in particular are increasing by double digits each year and, in the last three years, use at six of the largest Canadian libraries grew by 82%. Overdrive, the leading provider of eBooks and eAudiobooks to libraries, reported a 24% increase in eAudiobook circulation in Canadian libraries from 2016 to 2017 alone.    

 

How effectively are libraries able to fulfil this mission under the current system? Does current pricing work? What about licensing models?

While both Canadian multinational and independent publishers are starting to produce their own eAudiobooks, rights to their titles are often sold to U.S. producers who do not make them available in Canada. If they are sold to Audible, the U.S. eAudiobook subscription service that moved into Canada in 2017, they cannot ever be purchased by libraries. These include Giller Prize nominees and Canada Reads titles.

Current licensing models are not sustainable.  We are paying excessively high prices, and purchasing models for eAudiobooks and eBooks are restrictive. Libraries lend digital versions of books in the same way as physical ones— on a one-to-one basis. But the prices we pay for digital versions are exponentially higher.

We have attempted to work with the multinational publishers to develop a purchasing model that works for both sides, but with little success. Public libraries have responded by reallocating budgets and opening conversations with publishers to resolve issues with supply and discoverability. Public libraries have had to reallocate budgets to digital content while continuing to fund their physical collections. This puts pressure on finite resources, and is not sustainable.

 

Why act now, rather than earlier or later?

Advocacy efforts for fair pricing and access have been underway in Canada since 2010. There has been significant progress with much improved access to eBooks for public library customers. Many Canadian independent publishers make their content available as do the major publishers. However, multinational publishers continue to limit access to eAudiobooks and impose terms such as unreasonably high prices.  

 

Has any evidence of a negative impact of eLending on sales been shown? How much is there in the argument that eBook prices are higher because the impact of eLending is higher also?

We are unaware of any evidence to prove that claim.

For example, the 2014 Pew Research Centre study that cited “…those who use libraries are more likely than others to be book buyers and actually prefer to buy books, rather than borrow them,” We know that library patrons in Canada who are book-buyers buy more books than non-patrons at a rate of 2.3 vs 2.1 per month.

I would also refer you to a very recent report from the Panorama Project that provides data on the retail impact of a library eLending campaign, whereby libraries were enabled to give access to one eBook without limits for a two week period.

The results were spectacular, with a 818% growth in sales of the eBook from March to April 2018, and a 201% growth in print sales.

These results were not just a one-off – there were sustained retail sales above pre-­campaign (January–March 2018) volumes, with eBook sales continuing at 720% above pre­campaign volumes over the following two months. Meanwhile, April–June 2018 print sales continued at 38% percent above pre­campaign volumes.

A review of select local markets also showed a marked increase in sales in areas where the local library system actively promoted eBook and a more limited sales impact where the local library system did not promote it. The publisher reported that the increase in national retail print sales volume was significant enough to prompt an additional print run to meet ongoing demand.

At least from this one study, it seems pretty clear to me that allowing libraries to acquire and lend eBooks can have a major positive impact on sales!

Why else might publishers be refusing to offer eBooks to libraries?

In a word - Fear.

We recognize publishing in Canada and around the world is undergoing great change, but limiting access and imposing unreasonably high prices for libraries seeking to acquire and lend eBooks is not the answer.  

 

Does the same go for audiobooks?

You bet it does.

 

What information do you have about how much authors are making from the money paid by libraries for eBooks?

Very little – this sort of information is not released by publishers. Of course we support fair compensation for authors and we are not suggesting we should only be paying the consumer price.

What we are saying is that unreasonably high eBook and eAudiobook prices mean we are increasingly limited in what we can purchase. We have to spread our budgets across both print and digital purchasing, which means buying popular material in both formats.

In turn, this impacts authors, as we are buying fewer titles, especially those by new or lesser known writers. 

 

Would a change in the law help, or do you think a solution can be found only through the market?

As regards copyright law, we are exploring this question with a number of different lawyers. We’re still working to identify what changes would have the biggest impact.

In the meanwhile , the Canadian Urban Libraries Council (CULC) has encouraged the Government of Canada to seek opportunities beyond the Copyright Act to support the creation and sharing of Canadian stories and ideas.

For example, the Government of Canada could ensure access to eBook content from all publishers by identifying a policy solution that prevents restrictive licensing and pricing practices, or could seek alternative ways to support the earnings of creators outside of copyright, through increased publicly available research on publishing and reading, and through other forms of cultural heritage support.

 

What would the ideal result of this campaign be for you?

We want as many people as possible to visit econtentforlibraries.org to learn about the issues public libraries face with respect to access to eAudiobooks and pricing for eBooks and eAudiobooks.

We’re asking people to spread the word on social media with the hashtag #eContentForLibraries so we can track the conversation and voice their concerns to the publishers.

And of course we also want people to keep borrowing eBooks and eAudiobooks from public libraries. The booming popularity of this content is one of the strongest arguments for increased access!

Call for Papers: WLIC 2019 Satellite Meeting on Grey Literature

IFLA - სამ, 15/01/2019 - 12:20

Call for Papers: Satellite Meeting

Theme: Grey Literature

Sponsored by: IFLA Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section

Co-sponsored byIFLA National Libraries Section

Date: August 23, 2019 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Venue: National Library of Greece @ SNFCC(Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center), Athens, Greece Https://www.snfcc.org/default.aspx

Call for Proposals and Papers:

The Internet has dramatically altered how grey literature is defined. The importance, the availability, the access, and the types of grey literature have significantly increased since the days of keeping pamphlets and newspaper clippings in a vertical file. Deciding if a resource is commercially published or if it is grey literature has become more complex and requires judgement. Knowledge of a field of study is helpful in knowing where to find or to gain insight into grey literature. This satellite will address how libraries and others are meeting the challenges of grey literature. It will explore strategies for discovering and identifying grey literature; managing both the grey literature and its metadata; and ensuring the long term preservation of grey literature. 

Librarians, information professionals, researchers, editors, publishers and others are invited to submit paper proposals relating to the following topics:

Discovering and identifying grey literature within a particular field

Metadata for grey literature

Promoting and marketing grey literature

Institutional repositories and long-term preservation solutions

National libraries and grey literature

Data mining and grey literature

Research data and grey literature

Submissions and Selection Process

If you are interested in submitting a paper proposal, please provide the following in English:

●     Name(s) and affiliation(s) of author(s)/presenter(s)

●     Proposed title of the paper

●     Proposed abstract of the paper (no more than 500 words)

●     Brief biographical information of all author(s)/presenter(s)

●     Contact information, including email, of all author(s)/presenter(s)

The deadline for proposal submission is March 1, 2019.Please email proposals in .PDF or .DOCX format to Meg Mering, Chair of the IFLA Section on Serials and Other Continuing Resources, mmering1@unl.edu

All proposals will be reviewed by members of the IFLA SOCRS and the National Library Section Satellite Conference Organizing Committee. Selection will be based on proposal content and fit to the conference theme. Proposal authors will be notified via email by April 1, 2019.

Authors should submit proposals only if they are able to attend the Satellite Conference. 

The deadline for final papers is June 1, 2019.Papers should be original work writtenin English, not published elsewhere, and should be no longer than 10 double-spaced pages using a standard 12-point font. Authors will be required to present their papers at the Satellite Conference. At least one author for each accepted paper must attend. This requirement ensures that the author(s) of the papers and attendees of the conference have the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussion with colleagues about the presentations and other related topics, leading to a more robust professional experience.  Presentations should last about 15-20 minutes and time will be allotted afterwards for questions and discussion. Presentations should be engaging, interactive, and designed to elicit thoughtful discussion from the audience. Use of PowerPoint or other visual program is encouraged for the benefit of the entire audience. The official language of the Satellite Conference is English.

In accordance with IFLA's Open Access Statement, all papers presented at the Satellite Conference will be available under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported (CC BY 4.0) license. Authors of accepted papers will need to sign IFLA's author form upon notification. Papers and presentations will be freely available online. 

Important Dates

●      March 1, 2019 Proposal submission deadline

●      April 1, 2019: Notification to submitters

●      June 1, 2019: Deadline for authors to submit completed papers

Contact

For questions about the Call for Papers, please contact Meg Mering, Chair of the IFLA Section on Serials and Other Continuing Resources,mmering1@unl.edu

Additional information about the IFLA Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section and the National Library Section can be found online via the Websiteor Facebook

Notice

All expenses are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA or the IFLA SOCRS and National Library Sections. 

Satellite Planning & Program Committee

Meg Mering, Chair, IFLA Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section

Theron Westervelt, Information Coordinator, IFLA Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section

Genevieve Clavel, Secretary, IFLA National Libraries Section

Sharon Dyas-Correia, University of Oxford, United Kingdom,

Christina McCawley, West Chester University, United States

Andrea Wirth, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, United States

Call for Presentations — IFLA WLIC 2019 Open Session

IFLA - სამ, 15/01/2019 - 10:08

Government Libraries Section joint with Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section invite presenters to share views and implementations on Government/Parliamentary libraries/librarians helping to provide information and evidence related to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Theme: "Libraries: dialogue for change - From gatekeeping to advocacy"

Conference Date: 24 – 30 August 2019

Government Libraries Section joint with Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section invite presenters to share views/stories and implementations on Government/Parliamentary libraries/librarians helping to provide information and evidence related to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The selected speakers will deliver short presentations lasting 10 minutes (maximum) and participate in an interactive session with a Knowledge Cafe format.

Deadline for Submissions: 08 March 2019

Full details are available at Conference Website

Call for Papers — Open Sessions Audiovisual and Multimedia Section joint with Preservation and Conservation Section and Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC)

IFLA - ორშ, 14/01/2019 - 18:36

The IFLA Audiovisual and Multimedia Section, joined by the IFLA Preservation and Conservation Section and the Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC), invite interested professionals to submit proposals for the open session to be held during IFLA WLIC in Athens, Greece, from 24-30 August 2019.

Theme: "It's good to preserve, it's even better to share: Sound and visual cultural heritage in local communities"

Full details available on the WLIC 2019 website

Marie Sophie Dibounje Madiba receives the Scroll of Appreciation at IFLA WLIC 2018

IFLA - ორშ, 14/01/2019 - 16:23

During the Closing Session on 29 August 2018, Marie Sophie Dibounje Madiba, Former Director of IFLA PAC for French speaking africa, recieved the IFLA Scroll of Appreciation.

The IFLA Preservation and Conservation Standing Committee is pleased to share this information with all its members.

CALL FOR PAPERS: OPEN FORUM AFRICA SECTION, 24-30 August 2019 in Athens, Greece

IFLA - ორშ, 14/01/2019 - 14:41

THEME: “Libraries as Change Agents”

The IFLA Africa Section invites Librarians, Information Scientists and other interested professionals to submit proposals for the Open Forum to be held during the 85th IFLA WLIC, in Athens, Greece, from 24-30 August 2019.  In line with the Congress theme, “Libraries: dialogue for change”, the Africa Section is organising a Session on the theme of:  “Libraries as Change Agents.”

African Libraries play a central role as in today’s information led economic, social and cultural development. Different types of libraries serve as “motors” that drive the creation; access and usage of information and knowledge needed for this societal transformation.

Africa section is inviting you to send in your projects, programmes, good practices to show case how Libraries play a central role in different dialogues on transformation of African societies.

Sub-themes
  • Libraries as agents of the 4th industrial revolution 
  • Libraries as motors of change in the LIS Sector 
  • Model change in your community- vehicle to change
  • No Libraries no Change 
  • Professional volunteerism in Librarianship / libraries 
  • Libraries at the center of community transformation 
  • Libraries driving communities towards United Nations 2030 Agenda
Submission Guidelines

The proposal must be the original work of the author(s) and should be written in either English or French. Each abstract must contain:

  1. Title of proposed presentation
  2. Outline of the proposed presentation (no more than 350 words)
  3. Name(s) of presenter(s)
  4. Position or title of presenter(s)
  5. Presenter(s) employer or affiliated institution
  6. E-mail address, Telephone/fax numbers
  7. Short biographical statement of the presenter/s, with digital photograph

Please email ABSTRACTS (Proposals) by 15 February 2019 to:  

Dr Rosemary Shafack, Chair, IFLA Africa Section
Email: roshafack@gmail.com

and

Ms Nthabiseng Kotsokoane, Secretary, IFLA Africa Section
Email:  Nthabiseng.kotsokoane@monash.edu

Important Deadlines

15 February 2019: Deadline for Submission of Abstracts
30 March 2019: Notification of acceptance/rejection of papers
30 June 2019: Deadline for Submission of Full Papers

All proposals will be evaluated by a refereeing team of the Standing Committee of the IFLA Africa Section.

Please note

At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Malaysia. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.

All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2019 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to authors.

Congress Participation Grants

List of opportunities for support is available on the Conference Participation Grants webpage.

IFLA CPDWL Satellite Meeting 2019: Call for Papers

IFLA - შაბ, 12/01/2019 - 10:49

The CPDWL section, in partnership with the Croatian Library Association, will host their Satellite Meeting in Zagreb, Croatia, 20-21 August 2019.

Conference theme: Librarians and information professionals as (pro)motors of change: immersing, including and initiating digital transformation for smart societies

Call for papers: now inviting proposals for papers and presentations: deadline 25 February 2019.

For more details,  visit the conference website.

 

CPDWL Satellite Meetings

The January 2019 CPDWL Newsletter is now available.

IFLA - პარ, 11/01/2019 - 19:26

We invite you to ready about our latest news in the January 2019 CPDWL Newsletter.

Job Opening: Community Engagement & Communications Officer

LIBER news - პარ, 11/01/2019 - 17:33

LIBER is Europe’s largest research library network. We help our university, national and special libraries to support world-class research. Founded in 1971 and based in The Hague, LIBER is involved in a range of European projects addressing the barriers on the path towards Open Science. LIBER is seeking a Community Engagement & Communications Officer to…

The post Job Opening: Community Engagement & Communications Officer appeared first on LIBER.

WLIC 2019, Call for papers

IFLA - პარ, 11/01/2019 - 13:36

In keeping with the thematic focus of the next World Library Information Congress, “Libraries: Dialogue for Change”, the IFLA SIG Relindial propose a session. It will be organised on the theme:

"Document religious conflicts without sustaining resentment"

Please follow this link to discover the complete call for papers in english, german and french:
https://2019.ifla.org/cfp-calls/religions-libraries-and-dialogue-special-interest-group/

We very much look forward to receive your proposals by 18 February 2019!

Inaugural Annual African Parliamentary Researchers Conference 2019

IFLA - ხუთ, 10/01/2019 - 23:05

The Parliament of Kenya will be hosting the Inaugural Annual African Parliamentary Researchers Conference 2019 from 18th to 22nd March, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. The Conference will be based on the theme: “Realizing the potential of Parliamentary Research Services in African Parliaments”. 

Further information about the conference is available here while the registration form can be downloaded here. Please note that completed registration forms must be submitted by 15th February 2019.
 

 

New Marketing Award Deadline: 18 January

IFLA - ხუთ, 10/01/2019 - 16:02

Missed the Award deadline? Good news - the cut off for applications is now 18 JANUARY!!

 

If your library has #marketinggenuius, get your entry in for the IFLA/PressReader International Library Marketing Awards and go for gold.

 

https://www.ifla.org/node/91708

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