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Call for Expressions of Interest in Hosting the Annual Open Repositories Conference in 2021

DSpace news - Tue, 26/02/2019 - 17:58

The Open Repositories Steering Committee seeks Expressions of Interest (EoI) from candidate host organizations for the 2021 Open Repositories Annual Conference series. Proposals from the Americas will be given first consideration.

The Open Repositories Steering Committee is accepting Expressions of Interest (EoI) to host the OR2021 conference until April 30th, 2019. Shortlisted sites will be notified by the end of May 2019 and invited to submit a full proposal.

Candidate institutions must have the ability to host at least a four-day conference with up to 450 attendees (see the list of past conferences which includes the number of attendees where available). This includes appropriate access to conference facilities, lodging, and transportation, as well as the ability to manage a range of supporting services (food services, internet services, and conference social events; conference website; management of registration and online payments; etc.). The candidate institutions and their local arrangements committee must have the means to support the costs of producing the conference through attendee registration and independent fundraising. In addition, candidate institutions should consider the OR Statement on Inclusion and Openness as well as ourCode of Conduct to determine whether there are conditions in the local environment that might conflict with these positions or prevent travel for large portions of the attendees.

Fuller guidance is provided in the Open Repositories Conference Handbook on the Open Repositories wiki.

Read the full Call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) here:  https://www.openrepositories.org/2019/02/25/eoi-2021/

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Call for Papers Division V Satellite Meeting 2019

IFLA - Tue, 26/02/2019 - 16:08

                                                                                                                      Read this information in English

La División V de IFLA (Regiones), que incluye las secciones regionales de África - Asia y Oceanía - América Latina y Caribe, organiza esta reunión satélite como una pre-conferencia del 85º Congreso Mundial de Bibliotecas e Información, en la bella e histórica Biblioteca de Alejandría, Alejandría, Egipto en los dias 20 y 21 de agosto de 2019.

El objetivo de este satélite es obtener aportes y nuevas ideas para aumentar la participación de profesionales de las regiones de la División V en todos los Comités Permanentes de las Secciones de la IFLA y otras funciones estratégicas. Su meta es discutir y comprender la presencia, participación, contribución e impacto de los profesionales de África - Asia y Oceanía - América Latina y Caribe en el campo de la Ciencia de la Información y la Bibliotecologia a nivel internacional. Más precisamente, para comprender, medir y analizar el entorno de la participación de estos profesionales en posiciones estratégicas de asociaciones nacionales, regionales e internacionales de modo a asegurarse de que la cultura, la visión, las características y las necesidades de esas regiones sean mejores comprendido y considerado en todos los niveles de decisión / proceso de estas instituciones.

Para lograr realmente esos objetivos, este satélite se propuso junto con la Sección de Administración de Asociaciones de Bibliotecarios (MLAS) de la IFLA y el Grupo de Interés Especial de Educación en Países en Desarrollo. De este modo, este satélite está buscando discusiones en 3 aspectos:

(a) Enfoque educativo: ¿cómo preparar a nuevos profesionales para tener una fuerte presencia internacional? ¿Cómo motivarlos para que sean más proactivos en los comités permanentes de la IFLA y en otras asociaciones regionales?

(b) Perfil asociativo: ¿Cómo pueden las asociaciones de bibliotecas nacionales ayudar a aumentar la participación a nivel internacional? ¿Cuáles son sus roles?

(c) Oportunidades profesionales: ¿Qué dificultades, problemas, obstáculos y / o barreras enfrentan los profesionales para participar a nivel internacional? ¿Es posible identificar formas de ayudarlos a resolver algunos problemas culturales, burocráticos y / o económicos para involucrarse más a nivel internacional? ¿Es posible crear una plataforma para registrar ideas, propuestas, patrocinadores, etc. para ayudar a los profesionales de LIS de África - Asia y Oceanía - América Latina y Caribe a participar a nivel internacional, especialmente en IFLA?

 

El Satélite de la División V 2019 se organizará en dos días:

1o. DÍA - DISCUSSIÓN ABIERTA CON PROFESIONALES  
Estará abierto para cualquier profesional que tenga interés en participar en la discusión sobre los roles de liderazgo en bibliotecología internacional en África, Asia y Oceanía, América Latina y el Caribe. Por lo tanto, damos la bienvenida a los documentos de investigación, estudios de caso, experiencias y documentos con perspectivas innovadoras y prácticas sobre la perspectiva actual y futura del papel de las bibliotecas y bibliotecarios a nivel internacional, en las regiones de nuestro interese. Para esta participación, la convocatoria de trabajos está abierta, por lo que esperamos recibir contribuciones sobre cualquiera de los temas mencionados a seguir:

• Roles de liderazgo en bibliotecas internacionales en África, Asia y Oceanía, América Latina y Caribe.
• Promoción y liderazgo en África - Asia y Oceanía - América Latina y Caribe
• Emprendimiento para el liderazgo internacional.
• Biblioteca y ciencias de la información en países en desarrollo.
• Promoción social, económica y política en el campo de LIS en África - Asia y Oceanía - América Latina y Caribe
• Planes de estudio internacionales para profesionales de LIS en África - Asia y Oceanía - América Latina y Caribe
• Currículo LIS y participación asociativa nacional e internacional.
• Habilidades específicas para centrarse en movimientos asociativos en África - Asia y Oceanía - América Latina y Caribe
• Promoción social, económica y política para una participación activa en asociaciones internacionales de profesionales de LIS.
• Intercambio internacional de buenas prácticas de asociaciones de bibliotecas de África, Asia y Oceanía y América Latina y Caribe
• Asociaciones de bibliotecas nacionales y participación internacional.
• La estructura de la IFLA y las oportunidades para los miembros de la División V
• IFLA WLIC y participación de miembros de la División V
• Percepción de los profesionales de la División V sobre su participación en la IFLA.

Cómo presentar una propuesta: Se invita a las personas interesadas a presentar una propuesta para un documento y una presentación sobre cualquiera de los temas mencionados anteriormente, así como presentaciones de póster. La propuesta / presentación / póster debe estar en inglés. La propuesta inicial no debe tener más de 500 palabras (1 página), debe presentarse en formato electrónico y debe ir acompañada de una breve biografía del autor (es), 150 palabras como máximo. La longitud del papel será de entre 10 y 15 páginas, y el tamaño estándar de los pósteres será de 24 "x 36" (60 X 90 cm).
Las propuestas deben enviarse electrónicamente a más tardar el 22 de marzo de 2019 e indicar “Propuesta de Satélite DIVISIÓN V” en la línea de asunto a: Sanjay Bihani, secretario de la División V (sanjaykbihani@gmail.com) con copia al Presidente de la División V Sueli Mara Ferreira (sueli.ferreira@gmail.com).
 

Proceso de evaluación: la primera fase incluye la evaluación de resúmenes, y la segunda fase incluye la evaluación de artículos completos y presentaciones en powerpoint. La evaluación se basará en la calidad del contenido: pertinencia, base teórica, metodología, mejores prácticas, originalidad, etc.


Fechas importantes:
22 de marzo de 2019: Fecha límite para presentar propuestas (un resumen de hasta 500 palabras)
05 de abril de 2019: Notificación de aceptación abstracta.
01 de mayo de 2019: Fecha límite para que los autores envíen el documento completo.
15 de mayo de 2019: Notificación de aceptación de papel y recomendaciones.
15 de junio de 2019: presentación final del trabajo en la plataforma de la IFLA.
31 de julio de 2019: presentación final de PowerPoint
20-21 de agosto de 2019: Reunión satélite

Notas importantes
• Al menos uno de los autores del artículo debe estar presente para entregar un resumen del documento durante el programa de la reunión satélite.
• Todos los documentos que se presentan en WLIC 2019 estarán disponibles en línea a través de la Biblioteca de la IFLA bajo la licencia Creative Commons Attribution 4.0.
• Los autores de los documentos aceptados deben completar el Formulario de permiso de los autores de la IFLA.
• Todos los gastos para asistir a la reunión satélite (por ejemplo, viajes, alojamiento, etc.) son responsabilidad de los autores / presentadores. IFLA no puede proporcionar apoyo financiero, pero se puede enviar una carta de invitación especial al autor (es) / presentador (es) de los documentos aceptados y también para obtener la VISA egipcia.
• Los autores dispondrán de 20 minutos para su presentación.
• La conferencia satelital es gratuita, pero aún es necesario registrarse.


2o. DÍA- DISCUSiÓN CIERRADA CON LOS MIEMBROS DE LA DIVISION V
El segundo día, trabajaremos mucho más como taller. Las discusiones se centrarán específicamente en representantes de asociaciones nacionales, profesores e investigadores en escuelas LIS (especialmente para países en desarrollo) y profesionales en general con habilidades de liderazgo muy sólidas en nuestra región.
El Comité Académico Satelital creará varias formas de motivar lo más posible a los representantes de África, Asia y Oceanía y América Latina y el Caribe para que participen y presenten su experiencia. Además, los miembros de las Secciones Regionales SC de la IFLA presentarán los resultados del estudio sobre las percepciones de los profesionales de sus regiones sobre su presencia y participación en la IFLA.


Notas importantes:
• Para este segundo día, estimamos que no hay más de 40 participantes, todos ellos de África, Asia y Oceanía y América Latina y Caribe, excepto algunos mediadores que invitará el Comité Académico de Satélites. Todos los autores que presenten un artículo en el primero serán invitados a participar en el segundo día.
• Todos los gastos para asistir a la División V Satélite 2019 (por ejemplo, viajes, alojamiento, etc.) son responsabilidad de los participantes / autores / presentadores. IFLA o la Institución anfitriona no puede proporcionar apoyo financiero.

RESULTADOS DEL SATELLITE
El principal resultado de este satélite será un informe general titulado "¿Cómo aumentar las voces de África, Asia, Oceanía, América Latina y el Caribe en la IFLA?". Este informe será preparado por las secciones de la División V basadas en los resultados de 3 actividades diferentes: (1) un estudio de percepción con los profesionales de las tres regiones, (2) un estudio documental sobre la participación de profesionales de las tres regiones en diferentes las posiciones de la IFLA y (3) las discusiones cara a cara llevadas a cabo en estos dos días de la División V del Satélite 2019. Dicho informe se presentará al GB como subsidios para acciones y estrategias futuras que puedan crear.


ORGANIZADORES DEL SATELLITE 2019

  • IFLA Division V - Atividades Regionales (Africa, Asia & Oceania and Latin American & the Caribbean Sections)
  • IFLA  Management of Library Associations Section  (MLAS)
  • LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group

ORGANIZADORES PARCEROS DEL SATELLITE 2019

  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
  • Egyptian Library Association
  • Misr Public Library
  • The National Library & Archives of Egypt

COORDINACIÓN GENERAL DEL SATELLITE:
Sueli Mara Soares Pinto Ferreira  - Division V Chair - <sueli.ferreira@gmail.com>

COORDINACIÓN LOCAL:
Marwa El Sahn - Bibliotheca Alexandria - <Marwa.Elsahn@bibalex.org>

COMITÉ ACADEMICO

  • Sueli Mara S.P. Ferreira -  LAC Section - <sueli.ferreira@gmail.colm>
  • Sanjay K. Bihani - RSCAO Section <sanjaykbihani@gmail.com>
  • Shawky Salem - Africa  Section & RSCAO Section - Chairman@acml-egypt.com
  • Ana Maria Talavera - LAC Section  - <anatalavera215@gmail.com>
  • Jesus Lau - LAC Section - < jlau@uv.mx>
  • Nthabiseng Kotsokoane - Africa Section -<Nthabiseng.kotsokoane@monash.edu>
  • Rosemary Shafack - Africa Section - <roshafack@gmail.com>
  • Tao Yang - RSCAO Section -  <kejunyang3@gmail.com>
  • Elham Sayyad Abdi - Convenor LIS- Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group <esayyadabdi@pacific.edu>

COMITE LOGISTICO

  • Maria Angélica Fuentes - LAC Section - < mariangelicafuentes@gmail.com>
  • Marwa El Sahn - Bibliotheca Alexandria - <Marwa.Elsahn@bibalex.org>
  • Rosemary Shafack - Africa Section - <roshafack@gmail.com>
  • Shawky Salem -  Africa  Section & RSCAO Section - Chairman@acml-egypt.com
  • Sanjay K. Bihani - RSCAO Section <sanjaykbihani@gmail.com>

COMITE DE COMUNICACIÓN

  • Jorge do Prado - LAC Section - < jorge.exlibris@gmail.com>
  • Bongiwe Magocha - Africa Section - <bongiwem@bac.ac.bw>
  • Takashi Nagatsuka - RSCAO Section - <nagatsuka-t@tsurumi-u.ac.jp>
  • Marwa El Sahn - Bibliotheca Alexandria - <Marwa.Elsahn@bibalex.org>
  • Halo Locher - MLAS Secretary  <halo.locher@bis.ch>
  • Elham Sayyad Abdi - Convenor LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group <esayyadabdi@pacific.edu>

Job opportunity at IFLA Headquarters: Conference and Events Officer

IFLA - Tue, 26/02/2019 - 13:42

There is a vacancy at IFLA Headquarters in The Hague, the Netherlands for the position of:

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)

At IFLA Headquarters an international staff of over 20 people manages and develops programmes for members and the library and information sector worldwide. IFLA’s strategic priorities include access to information, digital content, cultural heritage, the contribution of libraries to national development, and professional practice.

IFLA Headquarters
26 February 2019

Conference & Events Officer

IFLA - Tue, 26/02/2019 - 13:39

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Headquarters is looking for an experienced Conference & Events Officer to join a dynamic international team undertaking global projects.

Over the next ten years, IFLA aims to transform the library field and itself through concerted and coordinated efforts at the global, regional, and national level. Each year IFLA organizes the World Library and Information Congress in a different region of the world. The Congress brings together up to 4,000 librarians from over 130 countries in a face to face networking and learning event. It is the most international library conference in the world. IFLA also holds meetings at the regional level to work together with individual countries to assist libraries to more strongly benefit and impact their communities.

Location

IFLA Headquarters is located in The Hague (next to The Hague Central Station) in The Netherlands.

Position

This position is responsible for the organisation and programme planning of IFLA’s Annual Congress and other events.

Key areas of Responsibility
  • Organise the congress cycle and its processes with the aim of ensuring a high level of participant satisfaction, annual surplus financial results and the raising of IFLA’s profile internationally;
  • Oversee the planning and day-to-day activities of the congress;
  • Develop successful relationships with the National Committees and the Professional Conference Organiser contracted by IFLA to produce the World Library and Information Congress;
  • Liaise with IFLA Officers, National Committees and the IFLA Governing Board and its committees on conference issues;
  • Provide advice to members and IFLA staff, the Governing Board and its committees;
  • Provide secretariat services to IFLA’s Conference Advisory Committee;
  • Develop policy proposals and services, and review existing practices;
  • Oversee grants and awards directly associated with attendance at the Congress;
  • Oversee the IFLA Corporate Supporter Programme and enhance fundraising opportunities;
  • Assist with the preparation and implementation of other IFLA events including two regional meetings per year and the President’s Meeting.

International travel is a requirement for this position.

Qualifications and Experience
  • A university degree in library and information science or relevant subject;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in developing and implementing successful international conferences and events;
  • Solid understanding of the conference management business;
  • Excellent analytical and planning ability, with demonstrated initiative and vision, and a solutions-oriented approach;
  • Experience in overseeing budgets and finances for events;
  • Good understanding of the role and functions of an international professional member-based organisation;
  • Outstanding people and teamwork skills, cultural sensitivity, and a commitment to inclusive consultation and communication;
  • Ability to engage in the library and information services sector and represent the organisation in a variety of forums and countries;
  • Knowledge / awareness of issues in the information environment / the library profession;
  • Proven ability to manage complex events and achieve positive outcomes;
  • Highly developed written and spoken communication skills in English and the ability to target style to different audiences. IFLA works in seven official languages so a good knowledge of at least one of IFLA’s other languages would be advantageous.
Salary

The gross monthly salary offered will be EUR 3,660 per month in line with the Collective Agreement of Public Libraries in The Netherlands. You will also receive a holiday allowance (8% of your annual salary), an end of year bonus and enjoy 25 days of holidays per year. You will also participate in IFLA’s group pension scheme.

Closing date

The closing date is 25 March 2019. Due to the high volume of applications we are expecting to receive, interested candidates are advised to submit their applications as soon as possible.

How to apply

Please send your CV including a motivation letter addressing the responsibilities and skills required for the position in English to vacancies@ifla.org. Only candidates with valid documentation to work in The Netherlands will be considered.

Call for papers: "Information Literacy in Context: Research Informing Practice and Practice Informing Research"

IFLA - Tue, 26/02/2019 - 13:30

The Information Literacy Section in partnership with Library Theory and Research Sectioninvites you to submit proposals for our session at the IFLA World Congress in Athens Greece, August 24 – 30th.

Over the last decades researchers have elaborated theoretical models of information literacy and librarians have developed comprehensive concepts for teaching information literacy in practice....Read more

Winners of scholarships for Africa library summit

EIFL-OA news and events - Tue, 26/02/2019 - 12:25

Congratulations to six young African public library innovators who have won scholarships to take part in the 3rd conference of the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA) and 5th African Library Summit in Nairobi, Kenya. The Summit theme this year is ‘African Libraries Creating the Africa We Want and Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals’.

The Summit will be attended by public library leadership and librarians, government officials and information stakeholders from across the African continent.

Call for Papers - Open Sessions Asia and Oceania Section: New deadline for abstract submission for Lightning Talks is 15 March

IFLA - Tue, 26/02/2019 - 10:47

Dear Colleagues,

 

Call for Papers — Open Sessions Asia and Oceania Section in Athens, Greece.

 New deadline for abstract submission for Lightning Talks is 15 March

Submit your abstract to: aoopensession2019@gmail.com

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.

 

Please refer the Call for Papers — Open Sessions Asia and Oceania Section in Athens, Greece.

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

 

 

Best regards,

 

 

Takashi

Information Coordinator

IFLA  Resional Standing Committee Asia & Oceania (RSCAO)

https://www.ifla.org/standing-committee/26r

CALL FOR PAPERS - DIVISION V SATELLITE MEETING 2019 (joint session)

IFLA - Tue, 26/02/2019 - 09:27

"Leadership roles in international librarianship: how can information professionals from Africa, Asia & Oceania, Latin America & Caribe be part of it?"

IFLA World Library and Information Congress - WLIC 2019

85th IFLA General Conference and Assembly

DIVISION V Satellite 2019

Alexandria, Egypt  - Bibliotheca Alexandrina

August 20-21, 2019

Please see also:https://2019.ifla.org/cfp-calls/division-v-with-management-of-library-associations-section-and-lis-education-in-developing-countries-sig/

The IFLA Division V (Regions), which includes regional sections of Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe, jointly organizing this satellite meeting as a pre-conference of 85th World Library and Information Congress, in the beautiful and historical Bibliotheca Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt on August 20 & 21, 2019.

This satellite aims to get input and new ideas to increase the participation of professionals from the Division V regions in all IFLA Sections Standing Committees and other strategic functions. Its purpose is to discuss and understand the presence, participation, contribution and impact of Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe professionals in the Information and Library Science field at the international level. More precisely, to understand, measure and analyse the environment of the participation of professionals from this region in the strategic positions in the national, regional and international associations to make sure that the culture, vision, characteristics, and needs from those regions will be better understood and considered in all decision making levels/process.

To really achieve those goals, this satellite had been proposed together with IFLA Management of Library Associations Section (MLAS) and LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group. So, this satellite is looking for discussions in 3 aspects:

(a) Educational focus: how to prepare new professionals to have a strong international presence? how to motivate them to be more proactive at IFLA standing committees and other regional associations?

(b) Associative profile: How can the national libraries associations help to increase the participation at international level? What are their roles?

(c) Professional opportunities: What difficulties, problems, obstacles or/and barriers are facing those professionals to participate at the international level? Is it possible to identify ways to help them to solve some cultural, bureaucratic and/or economic problems to be more involved at international level? Is it possible to create a platform to register ideas, proposals, sponsors and so on to help the LIS professionals from Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe to participate at an international level, especially at IFLA?

The Division V Satellite 2019 will be organized in two days:

1st DAY - OPEN DISCUSSION WITH PROFESSIONALS  

It will be open for any professional with the interest to participate in the discussion about leadership roles in international librarianship in Africa, Asia & Oceania, Latin America & Caribe. So, we welcome research papers, case studies, experiences and papers with innovative and practical perspectives on current and forward looking on the role of libraries and librarians at the international level. For this participation, the call for papers is open, so we are looking-forward to receiving contributions on any of the topics listed above:

  • Leadership roles in international librarianship in Africa, Asia & Oceania, Latin America & Caribe.
  • Advocacy and leadership in Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe
  • Entrepreneurship for international leadership
  • Library and Information Science in developing countries
  • Social, economic and political advocacy in the LIS field in Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe
  • International curricula for LIS professionals in Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe
  • LIS curriculum and national and international associative participation
  • Specifics skills to focus on associative movements in Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe
  • Social, economic and political advocacy for an active participation at the international associations of LIS professionals
  • International exchange of good practices of Library Associations from Africa, Asia & Oceania and Latin America & Caribe
  • National libraries associations and international participation
  • IFLA structure and the opportunities for Division V members
  • IFLA WLIC and participation of Division V members
  • Perception of Division V professionals about their participation at IFLA

How to submit a proposal: Interested persons are invited to submit a proposal for a paper and  presentation on any of the topics listed above, as well as poster presentations. The proposal/presentation/poster must be in English. The initial proposal should be not more than 500 words long (1 page), be submitted in electronic format, and be accompanied by a brief bio of the author(s), 150 words maximum.  Paper length will be between 10 to 15 pages, and posters standard size will be 24″ x 36″ (60 X 90 cm).

Proposals should be submitted electronically no later than 22 March 2019 and indicate “DIVISION V Satellite Proposal” in the subject line to Sanjay Bihani - Secretary of Division V (sanjaykbihani@gmail.com) with a copy to Sueli Mara Ferreira -  Division V Chair (sueli.ferreira@gmail.com). 

Evaluation process - The first phase includes evaluation of abstracts, and Second Phase includes the evaluation of full papers and power points presentations.  The evaluation will be based on content quality: pertinence, theoretical base, methodology, best practice,  originality, etc. 

Important dates:

22 March 2019: Deadline to submit proposals (an abstract up to 500 words)

05 April 2019: Notification of abstract acceptance

01 May 2019: Deadline for authors to submit the full paper

15 May 2019: Notification of paper acceptance and recommendations

15 June 2019: Final paper submission at IFLA platform

31 July 2019: Final PowerPoint submission

20-21 August 2019: Satellite Meeting


Please note

  • At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program of the Satellite Meeting.
  • 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 for attending the satellite meeting (eg. 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 the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers and also to get the Egyptian VISA.
  • Authors will have 20 minutes for their presentation.
  • The Satellite Conference is free of charge, but registration is still required.

2nd DAY - CLOSED DISCUSSION WITH DIVISION V 

On the 2nd day, we will work much more like a workshop. The discussions will focus specifically with representatives from national associations, professor and researchers in LIS school (especially for developing countries) and general professionals with very strong leadership skills in our region.

The Satellite Academic Committee will create several ways to motivate as much as possible those representatives from Africa, Asia & Oceania, and Latin America & Caribe to participate and present their experience.  Also, members of the IFLA Regional Sections SC will present the results of the study about the perceptions of the professionals from their regions concern to their presence and participation at IFLA.

Please note:

  • For this second day, we are estimating no more than 40 participants all of them from Africa, Asia & Oceania, and Latin America & Caribe, except some mediators that the Satellite Academic Committee will invite. All the authors presenting a paper in the first will be invited to participate in the 2nd day.
  • All expenses for attending the Division V Satellite 2019 (eg. travel, accommodation, etc.) are the responsibility of the participants/authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA/Host Institution.


SATELLITE RESULTS

The major result of this satellite will be a general report entitled "How to increase Africa, Asia, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean voices at IFLA?". This report will be prepared by the Division V Sections based on the findings from 3 different activities: (1) a perception study with the professionals of the three regions, (2) a documentary study about the participation of professionals from the three regions in different positions of IFLA and (3) the face-to-face discussions carried out in these two days of the Satellite Division V 2019. Such report will be presented to the GB as subsidies for future actions and strategies that may be created by them.

SATELLITE 2019 ORGANIZERS

  • IFLA Division V - Regional activities (Africa, Asia and Oceania and Latin American and the Caribbean)
  • IFLA  Management of Library Associations Section  (MLAS)
  • LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group

SATELLITE 2019 ORGANIZERS PARTNERS

  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
  • Egyptian Library Association
  • Misr Public Library
  • The National Library & Archives of Egypt

GENERAL SATELLITE COORDINATION:

  • Sueli Mara Soares Pinto Ferreira  - Division V Chair - <sueli.ferreira@gmail.com>
     

LOCAL COORDINATION (Host): 

  • Marwa El Sahn - Bibliotheca Alexandria - <Marwa.Elsahn@bibalex.org>
     

ACADEMIC COMMITTEE

  • Sueli Mara S.P. Ferreira -  LAC Section - <sueli.ferreira@gmail.colm>
    • Sanjay K. Bihani - RSCAO Section <sanjaykbihani@gmail.com>
    • Shawky Salem - Africa  Section & RSCAO Section - Chairman@acml-egypt.com
    • Ana Maria Talavera - LAC Section  - <anatalavera215@gmail.com>
    • Jesus Lau - LAC Section - < jlau@uv.mx>
    • Nthabiseng Kotsokoane - Africa Section -<Nthabiseng.kotsokoane@monash.edu>
    • Rosemary Shafack - Africa Section - <roshafack@gmail.com>
    • Tao Yang - RSCAO Section -  <kejunyang3@gmail.com>
    • Elham Sayyad Abdi - Convenor LIS- Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group <esayyadabdi@pacific.edu>

LOGISTIC COMMITTEE

  • Maria Angélica Fuentes - LAC Section - < mariangelicafuentes@gmail.com>
  • Marwa El Sahn - Bibliotheca Alexandria - <Marwa.Elsahn@bibalex.org>
  • Rosemary Shafack - Africa Section - <roshafack@gmail.com>
  • Shawky Salem -  Africa  Section & RSCAO Section - Chairman@acml-egypt.com
  • Sanjay K. Bihani - RSCAO Section <sanjaykbihani@gmail.com>

COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE

  • Jorge do Prado - LAC Section - < jorge.exlibris@gmail.com>
  • Bongiwe Magocha - Africa Section - <bongiwem@bac.ac.bw>
  • Takashi Nagatsuka - RSCAO Section - <nagatsuka-t@tsurumi-u.ac.jp>
  • Marwa El Sahn - Bibliotheca Alexandria - <Marwa.Elsahn@bibalex.org>
  • Halo Locher - MLAS Secretary  <halo.locher@bis.ch>
  • Elham Sayyad Abdi - Convenor LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group <esayyadabdi@pacific.edu>

Call for Papers - Satellite Meetings : Local History and Genealogy Section joint with Asia and Oceania Section

IFLA - Tue, 26/02/2019 - 06:34

Call for Papers — Satellite Meetings

Local History and Genealogy Section joint with Asia and Oceania Section

 

  • 21 February 2019, 11:43

Please see also:https://2019.ifla.org/cfp-calls/local-history-and-genealogy-section-joint-with-asia-and-oceania-section/

Theme: "Theme 1: Local History and Genealogy in multiethnic societies, the impact of genetic mapping and digitized sources and Theme 2: Libraries as mediators, producers and partners in the development of community awareness and cultural understanding"

 

Theme 1: Emphasizes the deep changes in our inputs and how new technologies allow us to collect, analyze and connect much more data – much faster – than before.

Theme 2: Reflects a corresponding institutional change: we must take a more active, and a more collaborative role in bringing the new knowledge to our public – in local, national and world-wide communities.

Date

Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 August 2019

Venue

University Library “Svetozar Markovic”, 71 Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia

Organizers

Local History and Genealogy Section joint with Asia and Oceania Section

 

We invite proposals for papers to be presented at their joint open session to be held during Satellite Meeting in Belgrade, Serbia, 21-22 August 2019.

Background

Today, libraries, archives, museums and documentation centres are moving from a reactive to a productive role. Though they continue to collect, preserve and support the use of historical documents and records, they also engage and participate in the production, publication and active dissemination of new resources based on their collections – as the «sites of knowledge retrieval». They have become centers of knowledge production, both in the material and the virtual world.

The growing use of low-cost genetic testing, combined with the massive scanning and digitization of genealogical records, allows ordinary families to study both their family trees and their ethnic background in great depth and detail. The results tend to show more variation (multiple ethnic backgrounds) than most people are currently aware of.

The session welcomes papers that discuss:

– Innovative use of historical and genealogical collections
– Collaborative work with historical and genealogical societies
– Local History, Local Community and use of social technologies, like crowdsourcing
– Genetic genealogy and the promise of DNA
– Responses to new demands from the well-informed users
– Multi-ethnicity in local history and culture, avoiding more traditional nationalistic and regional perspectives

We encourage evidence based practice and invite presentations and analysis of projects which can be of practical value to others. Submissions in other formats than academic papers ( such as reports, multimedia presentations and essays) are welcome.

Participants are encouraged to discuss both successes and failures in their papers.

Submission Guidelines

The deadline for submitting a detailed abstract (up to 250 words) and full author details is 30 March 2019.

Proposals should be submitted using the following web address: https://goo.gl/forms/Mi1pvSqWMyUP98oq2

If this website is unavailable, please contact the Convener:

Laila Hussein Moustafa
Email: lhoussei@illinois.edu
or
Bozena Rasmussen
Email: bozennara@gmail.com

Potential presenters will be notified whether they have been successful by 15 April 2019.

The full paper is due on 15 June 2019. It should be an original submission not published elsewhere.
To encourage interaction and debate at the conference session, we will be using a lightning talk model: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_talk

There will be a maximum of ten presenters, each allowed no more than 7 minutes.

Individual presentations should focus on a few central ideas or theses. Presentations that use visual communication (images, graphics) are recommended. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PechaKucha for inspiration.

The presentations will be followed by discussions at small tables. Presenters will move from table to table, spending about fifteen minutes at each.

The session will be conducted in English. The actual papers may be written in English, Spanish, French, Russian, or another East European language. The proposals (abstracts), the oral presentations and the following discussion should be in English, however.

The author(s) should indicate his/her personal full contact details and include a brief biographical note with the paper.

Both abstracts and full papers should be submitted as digital files by email. Fax or post should be used only as a last resort.

Papers should be 5000 words maximum (about 20 pages double-spaced).

Contact

Please direct any questions to the session convener:

Laila Hussein Moustafa, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
Email: lhoussei@illinois.edu
or
Bozena Rasmussen
Email: bozennara@gmail.com

Submissions

All proposals must be received by 30 March 2019.

Please note

At least one of the authors must be present in Belgrade. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s) of accepted papers.

All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2017 will be made available online via the IFLA Library http://library.ifla.org under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.

Author’s of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Author’s Permission Form at https://forms.ifla.org/node/add/wlic-authors-permission-form.
All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel and accommodation, 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 IFLA’s web site:
https://2019.ifla.org/congress-information/conference-participation-grants/

Satellite Meeting & Program Committee

Laila Hussein Moustafa, Session Convener, University of Illinois, United States
Bozena Rasmussen, Ex-Chair 2015-2017, retired librarian, Norway
Katherine Cordes, New York Public Library, United States
Arvydas Pacevicius, Vilnius University, Lithuania
Maja Markhouss, Almedalen Library, Sweden
Russell Lynch, Correspponding Member, Family Search org., United States
Milena Kostić, University Library “Svetozar Marković”, Belgrade, Serbia
Hector Orellana Flores, Biblioteca del Congreso Nacional de Chile, Chile

CALL FOR PAPERS - DIVISION V SATELLITE MEETING 2019

IFLA - Tue, 26/02/2019 - 06:25
CALL FOR PAPERS - SATELLITE MEETING 2019

 

"Leadership roles in international librarianship: how can information professionals from Africa, Asia & Oceania, Latin America & Caribe be part of it?"

 

IFLA World Library and Information Congress - WLIC 2019

85th IFLA General Conference and Assembly

 

DIVISION V Satellite 2019

Alexandria, Egypt  - Bibliotheca Alexandrina

August 20-21, 2019

Please see also:https://2019.ifla.org/cfp-calls/division-v-with-management-of-library-associations-section-and-lis-education-in-developing-countries-sig/

The IFLA Division V (Regions), which includes regional sections of Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe, jointly organizing this satellite meeting as a pre-conference of 85th World Library and Information Congress, in the beautiful and historical Bibliotheca Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt on August 20 & 21, 2019.

This satellite aims to get input and new ideas to increase the participation of professionals from the Division V regions in all IFLA Sections Standing Committees and other strategic functions. Its purpose is to discuss and understand the presence, participation, contribution and impact of Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe professionals in the Information and Library Science field at the international level. More precisely, to understand, measure and analyse the environment of the participation of professionals from this region in the strategic positions in the national, regional and international associations to make sure that the culture, vision, characteristics, and needs from those regions will be better understood and considered in all decision making levels/process.

To really achieve those goals, this satellite had been proposed together with IFLA Management of Library Associations Section (MLAS) and LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group. So, this satellite is looking for discussions in 3 aspects:

(a) Educational focus: how to prepare new professionals to have a strong international presence? how to motivate them to be more proactive at IFLA standing committees and other regional associations?

(b) Associative profile: How can the national libraries associations help to increase the participation at international level? What are their roles?

(c) Professional opportunities: What difficulties, problems, obstacles or/and barriers are facing those professionals to participate at the international level? Is it possible to identify ways to help them to solve some cultural, bureaucratic and/or economic problems to be more involved at international level? Is it possible to create a platform to register ideas, proposals, sponsors and so on to help the LIS professionals from Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe to participate at an international level, especially at IFLA?
 

The Division V Satellite 2019 will be organized in two days:

1st DAY - OPEN DISCUSSION WITH PROFESSIONALS 

It will be open for any professional with the interest to participate in the discussion about leadership roles in international librarianship in Africa, Asia & Oceania, Latin America & Caribe. So, we welcome research papers, case studies, experiences and papers with innovative and practical perspectives on current and forward looking on the role of libraries and librarians at the international level. For this participation, the call for papers is open, so we are looking-forward to receiving contributions on any of the topics listed above:

  • Leadership roles in international librarianship in Africa, Asia & Oceania, Latin America & Caribe.
  • Advocacy and leadership in Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe
  • Entrepreneurship for international leadership
  • Library and Information Science in developing countries
  • Social, economic and political advocacy in the LIS field in Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe
  • International curricula for LIS professionals in Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe
  • LIS curriculum and national and international associative participation
  • Specifics skills to focus on associative movements in Africa - Asia & Oceania - Latin America & Caribe
  • Social, economic and political advocacy for an active participation at the international associations of LIS professionals
  • International exchange of good practices of Library Associations from Africa, Asia & Oceania and Latin America & Caribe
  • National libraries associations and international participation
  • IFLA structure and the opportunities for Division V members
  • IFLA WLIC and participation of Division V members
  • Perception of Division V professionals about their participation at IFLA

 

How to submit a proposal: Interested persons are invited to submit a proposal for a paper and  presentation on any of the topics listed above, as well as poster presentations. The proposal/presentation/poster must be in English. The initial proposal should be not more than 500 words long (1 page), be submitted in electronic format, and be accompanied by a brief bio of the author(s), 150 words maximum.  Paper length will be between 10 to 15 pages, and posters standard size will be 24″ x 36″ (60 X 90 cm).

Proposals should be submitted electronically no later than 22 March 2019 and indicate “DIVISION V Satellite Proposal” in the subject line to Sanjay Bihani - Secretary of Division V (sanjaykbihani@gmail.com) with a copy to Sueli Mara Ferreira -  Division V Chair (sueli.ferreira@gmail.com).   

Evaluation process - The first phase includes evaluation of abstracts, and Second Phase includes the evaluation of full papers and power points presentations.  The evaluation will be based on content quality: pertinence, theoretical base, methodology, best practice,  originality, etc.  

Important dates:

22 March 2019: Deadline to submit proposals (an abstract up to 500 words)

05 April 2019: Notification of abstract acceptance

01 May 2019: Deadline for authors to submit the full paper

15 May 2019: Notification of paper acceptance and recommendations

15 June 2019: Final paper submission at IFLA platform

31 July 2019: Final PowerPoint submission

20-21 August 2019: Satellite Meeting


Please note

  • At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program of the Satellite Meeting.
  • 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 for attending the satellite meeting (eg. 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 the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers and also to get the Egyptian VISA.
  • Authors will have 20 minutes for their presentation.
  • The Satellite Conference is free of charge, but registration is still required.

 

2nd DAY - CLOSED DISCUSSION WITH DIVISION V

On the 2nd day, we will work much more like a workshop. The discussions will focus specifically with representatives from national associations, professor and researchers in LIS school (especially for developing countries) and general professionals with very strong leadership skills in our region.

The Satellite Academic Committee will create several ways to motivate as much as possible those representatives from Africa, Asia & Oceania, and Latin America & Caribe to participate and present their experience.  Also, members of the IFLA Regional Sections SC will present the results of the study about the perceptions of the professionals from their regions concern to their presence and participation at IFLA.

Please note:

  • For this second day, we are estimating no more than 40 participants all of them from Africa, Asia & Oceania, and Latin America & Caribe, except some mediators that the Satellite Academic Committee will invite. All the authors presenting a paper in the first will be invited to participate in the 2nd day.
  • All expenses for attending the Division V Satellite 2019 (eg. travel, accommodation, etc.) are the responsibility of the participants/authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA/Host Institution.


SATELLITE RESULTS

The major result of this satellite will be a general report entitled "How to increase Africa, Asia, Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean voices at IFLA?". This report will be prepared by the Division V Sections based on the findings from 3 different activities: (1) a perception study with the professionals of the three regions, (2) a documentary study about the participation of professionals from the three regions in different positions of IFLA and (3) the face-to-face discussions carried out in these two days of the Satellite Division V 2019. Such report will be presented to the GB as subsidies for future actions and strategies that may be created by them.

SATELLITE 2019 ORGANIZERS

  • IFLA Division V - Regional activities (Africa, Asia and Oceania and Latin American and the Caribbean)
  • IFLA  Management of Library Associations Section  (MLAS)
  • LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group

 

SATELLITE 2019 ORGANIZERS PARTNERS

  • Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt
  • Egyptian Library Association
  • Misr Public Library
  • The National Library & Archives of Egypt

 

GENERAL SATELLITE COORDINATION:

  • Sueli Mara Soares Pinto Ferreira  - Division V Chair - <sueli.ferreira@gmail.com>
     

LOCAL COORDINATION (Host):

  • Marwa El Sahn - Bibliotheca Alexandria - <Marwa.Elsahn@bibalex.org>
     

ACADEMIC COMMITTEE

  • Sueli Mara S.P. Ferreira -  LAC Section - <sueli.ferreira@gmail.colm>
    • Sanjay K. Bihani - RSCAO Section <sanjaykbihani@gmail.com>
    • Shawky Salem - Africa  Section & RSCAO Section - Chairman@acml-egypt.com
    • Ana Maria Talavera - LAC Section  - <anatalavera215@gmail.com>
    • Jesus Lau - LAC Section - < jlau@uv.mx>
    • Nthabiseng Kotsokoane - Africa Section -<Nthabiseng.kotsokoane@monash.edu>
    • Rosemary Shafack - Africa Section - <roshafack@gmail.com>
    • Tao Yang - RSCAO Section -  <kejunyang3@gmail.com>
    • Elham Sayyad Abdi - Convenor LIS- Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group <esayyadabdi@pacific.edu>

 

LOGISTIC COMMITTEE

  • Maria Angélica Fuentes - LAC Section - < mariangelicafuentes@gmail.com>
  • Marwa El Sahn - Bibliotheca Alexandria - <Marwa.Elsahn@bibalex.org>
  • Rosemary Shafack - Africa Section - <roshafack@gmail.com>
  • Shawky Salem -  Africa  Section & RSCAO Section - Chairman@acml-egypt.com
  • Sanjay K. Bihani - RSCAO Section <sanjaykbihani@gmail.com>

 

COMMUNICATION COMMITTEE

  • Jorge do Prado - LAC Section - < jorge.exlibris@gmail.com>
  • Bongiwe Magocha - Africa Section - <bongiwem@bac.ac.bw>
  • Takashi Nagatsuka - RSCAO Section - <nagatsuka-t@tsurumi-u.ac.jp>
  • Marwa El Sahn - Bibliotheca Alexandria - <Marwa.Elsahn@bibalex.org>
  • Halo Locher - MLAS Secretary  <halo.locher@bis.ch>
  • Elham Sayyad Abdi - Convenor LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group <esayyadabdi@pacific.edu>

 

IFLA Survey on Rare Materials Cataloguing with RDA

IFLA - Mon, 25/02/2019 - 20:55

Is the rare-materials-cataloguing-community willing to adopt RDA? Do they miss the detailed guidance that ISBD and DCRM used to provide? And, if they are going to adopt RDA, how are they planning to do it? In order to get an accurate and worldwide overview of the plans, institutions have regarding these matters, the Rare Books and Special Collections Section recently developed a survey on the implementation of RDA in rare materials cataloguing. Now we are glad to publish the results, both a simple report and an analysis of the feedback we have received from institutions all around the world. In addition, we have produced a comparative study by world regions, to get a clear overview of the geographical distribution of responses

IFLA Survey on Rare Materials Cataloguing with RDA

IFLA - Mon, 25/02/2019 - 20:51

Is the rare-materials-cataloguing-community willing to adopt RDA? Do they miss the detailed guidance that ISBD and DCRM used to provide? And, if they are going to adopt RDA, how are they planning to do it? In order to get an accurate and worldwide overview of the plans, institutions have regarding these matters, the Rare Books and Special Collections Section recently developed a survey on the implementation of RDA in rare materials cataloguing. Now we are glad to publish the results, both a simple report and an analysis of the feedback we have received from institutions all around the world. In addition, we have produced a comparative study by world regions, to get a clear overview of the geographical distribution of responses

Call for Presenters: Satellite event at the University of Piraeus, Greece, 22-23 August 2019

IFLA - Mon, 25/02/2019 - 20:03

The Statistics and Evaluation Section of IFLA is hosting a two day Satellite event August 22-23 at the University of Piraeus, Greece:

“More Than Numbers: Implementing New Assessment Methods for Libraries”

Our Section promotes the compilation and use of statistics both in the successful management and operation of libraries and in the demonstration of the value of libraries outside the profession.

We are seeking great presenters to share their knowledge, skills and experience implementing innovative assessment methodologies in a workshop or presentation style that can translate into successful applications for any Library type.

Evaluation / demonstrating evidence of support and services / materials, and so on through:

  • Visual analytics
  • Data analytics
  • Quantitative applications of Library assessments
  • eMetrics
  • Qualitative applications of Library assessments
  • Altmetrics
  • Web analytics
  • Capacity building through successful data story telling
  • Targeting Audiences with appropriate data

Submission guidelines

Interested parties are invited to submit an abstract (maximum 700 words) in English for a proposed presentation or workshop that include goals with outcomes for participants (what are the takeaways?).

Each presentation or workshop session will last approximately 50 minutes.

The abstract and goals with outcomes should be in English with the title. On a separate page, please include the title of the proposal; author/presenter’s name, position and employer; author/presenter’s email address and telephone number. Submit in a PDF or Word format.

Please submit proposals to:

Bella K. Gerlich, PhD

Email: bella.k.gerlich@ttu.edu

Evaluation and Deadlines

Proposals will be reviewed by a sub-committee of members of the Statistics and Evaluation Section.

Abstract submission: 15 March 2019

Notification of acceptance: 5 April  2019

Deadline for Powerpoint submission and any accompanying materials / handouts: 15 June 2019

All submissions must be in English and include the abstract.

Please note:

Accepted proposers must be present to deliver the presentation / workshop during the program of the Satellite Meeting.

All Powerpoints that are presented at the Satellite Meeting will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Presenters must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.

All expenses for attending the Satellite Meeting (eg. travel, accommodation, etc.) are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA.

Congress Participation Grants

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

About the location:

Inhabited since the 26th century BC, Piraeus is chief port city in Greece, located 12 kilometres (7 miles) southwest from Athens city center and lies along the east coast of the Saronic Gulf.  The University of Piraeus is one of the largest universities in Greece.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Call for papers — open sessions:Data and School Libraries

IFLA - Mon, 25/02/2019 - 19:19

The IFLA School Libraries Section in collaboration with the Statistics and Evaluation Section invite interested professionals to submit proposals for the open session to be held in Athens, Greece, from 24–30 August 2019.

Theme : Data and School Libraries

In accordance with IFLA’s encouragement for its sections to develop professional guidelines, the School Libraries section developed the IFLA School Library Guidelines in 2015. There is high demand for training so that school library workers can implement these guidelines, especially as few academic preparation programs focus on school libraries especially with regard to using data effectively. The school library section developed and conducted several successful training workshop to help school librarians implement the guidelines, so is well positioned to create training and supporting resources targeted to help school librarians use data to demonstrate and improve school library impact aligned with the IFLA Guidelines.

This session’s goal is to show how data can be used to demonstrate and improve school library impact and how data can provide information about school libraries and school librarians. The theme of this session aligns with IFLA’s strategic plan and its key initiatives :

  • Libraries in society: The data training helps position school libraries within the Sustainable Development Goals as a key component to build literate, informed societies through education. Using data effectively will enable school library workers to demonstrate their value, and inform their efforts to improve school library programs.
  • Information and knowledge: The data training helps school library workers increase equitable access to information through data-driven program improvement.
  • Cultural heritage: The data training helps school library workers access   their communities’ cultural assets and needs, and then improve school library resources and services in support of their cultural heritages
  • Capacity building: The data training helps school library workers build their own capacity to provide community-relevant, high-quality school library programs of resources and services.

The conference theme is “Libraries: dialogue for change” since data can inform and contribute to the improvement of school libraries our program fits into the conference’s theme well. This theme also aligns well with the IFLA School Libraries Section’s new school library guidelines, which were developed to assist school library professionals and educational decision-makers in their efforts to ensure that all students and teachers have access to effective school library resources and services, delivered by qualified school library personnel.

Language of the session:

The language of the session is English. However, presenters may also give their talk in any of the IFLA working languages. Simultaneous translation is not guaranteed; therefore, presenters are encouraged to provide the PowerPoint in English to facilitate understanding of the ideas presented.

Submissions

All proposals must be in before March 15th 2019

Proposals should include:

  1. Title of proposed presentation
  2. An extended structured abstract of the proposed paper of 1,000 words maximum; for information about structured abstracts, see here
  3. Name(s) of presenter(s)
  4. Position or title of presenter(s)
  5. Employer or affiliated institution of presenter(s)
  6. Email address
  7. Telephone/fax numbers
  8. Short biographical statement(s) regarding the presenter(s)

Please email your proposals to: iflasl2019@gmail.com

Successful candidates will be notified by April 12th 2019 and must submit the full paper by  June 14th 2019 along with the accurate title of the paper and author permission form so that the paper may be posted online. Details on the format and length of the final paper as well as how to request an invitation letter will be emailed to those candidates whose abstracts are accepted.

Important dates

March 15th 2019 – All proposals must be received;

April 12th 2019 – Successful candidates will be notified;

June 14th 2019 – Submit the full paper.

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, Greece. 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 our Conference Participation Grants webpage.

South Africa: EIFL urges adoption of Copyright Bill

EIFL-OA news and events - Mon, 25/02/2019 - 14:14

In a written submission to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), one of the two Houses of Parliament in South Africa, EIFL urged the NCOP to support timely adoption of the Copyright Amendment Bill [B13B - 2017] in the interests of libraries and the people who use libraries for education, research, culture and community development.

EIFL commended legislators for taking in charge the task of amending the Copyright Act, 1978, originally adopted over 40 years ago.

Results of the nominations received for the position of IFLA President-elect 2019-2021

IFLA - Mon, 25/02/2019 - 08:00

​IFLA has the pleasure of announcing the result of the count of the nominations received for IFLA President-elect 2019-2021.

The nominations received were for one candidate, Barbara Lison, with 58 nominations.

Nominees required at least 10 nominations in order to be part of an election ballot. Barbara Lison, the only candidate to receive any nominations, is therefore automatically elected to serve as President-elect for the term 2019-2021 and to serve as President for the term 2021-2023. 

Barbara is currently the Director of the Bremen Public Library in Bremen, Germany. She has served as President of Bibliothek Information Deutschland (2006-2010) and currently is the Chair of the German Library Association. Barbara is a member of the IFLA Governing Board and holds the position of IFLA Treasurer.

Gerald Leitner
Secretary General

The Hague, Netherlands
25 February 2019

IFLA Governing Board Elections 2019-2021

IFLA - Mon, 25/02/2019 - 04:00

General information for IFLA Members

See also:

IFLA Headquarters dispatched ballot papers and supporting documents for its Governing Board Elections 2019-2021 to all Voting Members on 22 February 2019. We are encouraged to see the number of viable candidates standing for elections increase with each election cycle and this year we have almost double that of the previous cycle.

As you know, IFLA is on a journey to extend its reach and impact, and for this it needs energetic, committed and highly-competent individuals to serve on its Governing Board. Their skills and experience should represent all library types, professional specialisations and global regions.

With a new IFLA Strategic Framework on the way, these elections are extremely important for the future governance of IFLA. Take advantage of your IFLA Membership and exercise your right to vote!

For IFLA Members to cast ballots, please complete and return the original ballot paper. For the ballot to be valid, it must be signed by the authorised representative of the IFLA Member organisation or association. Only those Members who have paid their membership fees in full and who are not in arrears, are eligible to vote in these elections.

Ballot papers may be sent by email in PDF format, FAX, or post:


Email:
elections@ifla.org

Fax:
+31 70 3834827


Post:

IFLA HEADQUARTERS
P.O. Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague
The Netherlands

 

The deadline for Governing Board elections is the close of business on 19 April 2019.

Candidates for the position of IFLA Governing Board Member 2019-2021

 

(22 Candidates, 10 places)

  • Nafisah Binti Ahmad (Malaysia)
  • Antonia Arahova (Greece) 2nd Term
  • Huanwen Cheng (China) 2nd Term
  • Michael Dowling (United States) 2nd Term
  • Vadim Duda (Russian Federation)
  • Marwa El Sahn (Egypt) 2nd Term
  • Janet Fletcher (New Zealand)
  • Tomasz Gruszkowski (Poland)
  • Renaldas Gudauskas (Lithuania)
  • Jonathan Hernández-Pérez (Mexico)
  • Lisa Hinchliffe (United States)
  • Franck Hurinville (France)
  • Ayub Khan (United Kingdom)
  • Diane Koen (Canada)
  • Torbjörn Nilsson (Sweden) 2nd Term
  • Rocky Ralebipi-Simela (South Africa)
  • Knud Schulz (Denmark) 2nd Term
  • Sueli Mara Soares Pinto Ferreira (Brazil) 2nd Term
  • Silvia Stasselová (Slovakia)
  • Ai Cheng Tay (Singapore)
  • Minna von Zansen (Finland)
  • Maja Žumer (Slovenia) 2nd Term
Candidate details

Complete information on all Candidates is available in our elections booklet:

We are looking forward to receiving your votes!

Sincerely,

Gerald Leitner
Secretary General

IFLAPARL February 2019 Newsletter Published

IFLA - Sun, 24/02/2019 - 17:24

The February 2019 issue of the Section's newsletter is now available. 

This edition includes the following: 

  • Message from the Chair 
  • How to join the Section 
  • In Memoriam
  • The IFLA WLIC & IFLAPARL Pre-Conference 2019
  • IFLA Global Vision 
  • Recent and upcoming events 
  • News from Parliamentary Libraries/Research Services & partners 

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