The Library Theory & Research (LTR) Section in collaboration with the New Professionals Special Interest Group (NPSIG) are pleased to invite submissions for its forthcoming open session at the World Library & Information Congress, 19 – 25 August 2017, Wroclaw, Poland.

Theme: Engaged Communities: Transforming the Librarian Role

The session aims to bring together research and practice that illustrates how the library profession has transformed and is transforming to meet and/or challenge change, be it technological, societal, political, economic or a combination of these. Papers that explore how research has investigated transformation of the librarian role as well as transformation of this role in practice are encouraged. Among the many perspectives possible, papers might consider new alliances and collaborations, the shifting emphasis from collecting to educating, convergence with other professions, and transformation in response to external forces.

Submissions of papers that discuss initiatives and events designed to support the transformation of the librarian role are also welcome.

Full details available on the WLIC 2017 website.