26 Febrero 2019

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

"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>

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