The 8th Shanghai International Library Forum (SILF2016) will be held on July 6-8, 2016 at the Shanghai Library. It is organized by the Shanghai Library (Institute of Scientific and Technical Information of Shanghai) and co-organized by the Shanghai Society for Library Science and the Shanghai Society for Scientific & Technical Information.

The theme of the forum is "Libraries: Enabling Progress". The conference will focus on hot issues and topics, the latest research achievements, innovative ideas, advanced technology and the latest developments related to the theme and conduct in-depth and extensive academic discussions. Well-known experts and scholars will be invited to present keynote speeches and thematic reports. To ensure the academic quality of this forum and attract more submissions, scholars of library and information science, managers of libraries and information agencies, and professionals from all fields at home and abroad are invited to submit papers and attend the conference.

Donna Sheeder will deliver a keynote speech related to her IFLA Presidential Theme, Libraries: A Call to Action. Her speech will discuss societal trends affecting libraries and our profession and what we can do to position libraries and ourselves for success in a rapidly changing world.

SOURCE: Shanghai International Library Forum