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World Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
"Libraries create futures: Building on cultural heritage"
23-27 August 2009, Milan, Italy
Call for Papers and Mentors
Management of Library Associations Section and Continuing Professional Development
Theme: "Librarians on the Cat Walk: Communicating for Advocacy to Influence Policy and Practice"
This programme is a collaboration between the Management of Library Associations Section (MLAS), and the Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section (CPDWL).
Global Library Association Development Program (GLAD) was developed by MLAS and received the approval of the IFLA Governing Board in 2006 as a strategic initiative.
The objective of the GLAD Programme is to help to develop a set of skills relating to Library Association Management in order to strengthen the pool of qualified personnel who will potentially manage Library Associations at the local level. This in turn will help to strengthen the pool of potential candidates from which IFLA can draw for leadership positions within the association.
MLAS, and CPDWL share the mission of the GLAD Programme: to strengthen the management of library associations in order to make associations stronger players in the development of libraries and thus in the development of societies in all parts of the world. This is to be achieved through continuous training and development of information professionals, as one of the objectives of the CPDWL Section.
The World Library & Information Congress/ IFLA General Conference takes place in Milan, Italy, August 23-27, 2009. The overall conference theme is "Libraries create futures: Building on cultural heritage". As part of the conference program the MLAS and CPDWL will host a one-day session:
Submissions should provide practical information that will enhance the ability of participants to become successful Library Association Managers and Leaders in the profession.
Timeline and Process
All material will be reviewed by MLAS and CPDWL standing committee members. Successful applicants will be notified by end of February 2009. Full papers will be due 1May 2009 to allow time for review of final papers and translations. Papers should not be longer than 20 pages. A maximum of 20 minutes will be allowed for a PowerPoint summary of the paper during the Sections’ program in the Conference.
All submitted material must be in English. Papers can be presented at the Conference in any IFLA working language (English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic). The Interactive practice in making presentations sessions in Part 2 should be conducted in English.
Information on the author, volunteer presenter, or mentor should include name, contact details, affiliations (home institution, professional memberships, etc.).
Please note that the expenses of attending the Milan conference will be the responsibility of the author(s) /presenter(s) of accepted papers.