4 January 2013

Call for Papers for International Symposium on Library Services for Children and Young Adults in Seoul June 2013

Call for Papers

International Symposium on Library Services for Children and Young Adults
Unlimited Potential: Children’s Library
June 13-14, 2013, South Korea

The National Library for Children and Young Adults (NLCY) invites speakers to present a paper for the 7th International Symposium on Library Services for Children and Young Adults. The symposium will take place between June 13 and 14, 2013, in South Korea.

The NLCY annually holds the International Symposium to improve library services for children and young adults and promote reading habits for them. The following is the theme and subjects of interest.

“Unlimited Potential: Children’s Library”

Convergence and Collaboration among Libraries

  • Cooperative partnership between libraries and local communities
  • Collaboration among those who serve children and young adults
  • International cooperation for further development of library services

Library to Promote Involvement and Communication with Patrons

  • Library services to encourage communication among the different generations
  • Interactive library programs for underserved and multicultural families

Library Services in a Society of Online Social Networking

  • Roles of libraries in enhancing reading comprehension of the digital native
  • Successful reading promotion programs using online social networking services
  • Reading programs to enhance all-round development in children

We would like presenters to share their valuable knowledge and experience with participants. Should you be interested, please submit the proposal form. Proposals for papers should clearly indicate the interest it is for and include an abstract of no more than 400 words. You should send it by email to cooperation@mail.nl.go.kr before January 31, 2013. The submissions will be evaluated and prospective speakers will be notified by February 22, 2013 and must submit the full paper by March 31, 2013 to allow time for its reviews and translation. The abstract should include the following:

  • Name of the speaker
  • Institutional affiliation and address
  • Title of the paper
  • Brief biography of the speaker
  • Personal details (email address, phone number and postal address)

The presentation as well as abstracts and full papers should be delivered and written in English. Successful speakers will be provided with financial support including travel, accommodation, meals and travel insurance. For more information, please contact.

Sun Hwa Lee
Deputy Division Director 
National Library for Children and Young Adults
21, 7 Gil, Teheranro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 135-908
Tel: +82-2-3413-4778
Fax: +82-2-3413-4759
Email: cooperation@mail.nl.go.kr

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