Social Science Libraries Section

Division: Library Types

Social Science Libraries are special libraries supporting research and practice in the broad domain of the Social Sciences. Thus the section includes for example big Business Libraries as well as small research institute libraries in the fields of linguistics or anthropology.

Following the extensional definition by H.P. Hogeweg-de Haart (FID, 1981), i.e. the UNESCO definition plus other disciplines the Social Sciences include the following disciplines: ... anthropology, communication science, criminology, demography, economics, education, environmental planning, futurology, geography, history, labour science, law, library and information science, linguistics, management science, philosophy, political science, public administration, psychology, social policy, sociology, statistics, science of religion, science of science ...

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Social Science Libraries, Sections

Last update: 6 October 2015

Latest News

2016 Call for papers: Social Sciences Libraries Section joint with Asia and Oceania Section

IFLA Social Sciences Libraries Section in collaboration with Asia and Oceania Section is seeking papers on the topic of "User Experience (UX) and Social Science Libraries in the Digital Age"

20 January 2016

2015 Call for Papers: IFLA Social Sciences Section Satellite Conference Windhoek

Theme: The Role of Libraries and Information Centres in Supporting National Development

3 November 2014

2014 Call for papers: Social Science Section

IFLA Social Sciences Libraries Section in collaboration with Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group is seeking papers on the topic of “Librarians as change agents: finding, using and managing data for social change”

16 December 2013