The IFLA Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section (PARL) invites proposals for presentations at the Pre-Conference to be hosted by De Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal (Dutch Parliament) in The Hague, The Netherlands, on Thursday and Friday August 17-18, 2023.

Submission Deadline: April 17, 2023


Towards Sustainable and Innovative Parliamentary Library & Research Services


Thursday and Friday, August 17-18, 2023


The 2023 IFLAPARL pre-conference is hosted by the Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal. The location is the Dutch Parliament (House of Representatives), Bezuidenhoutseweg 67, The Hague in the Netherlands.

Conference focus

Towards Sustainable and Innovative Parliamentary Library & Research Services

We invite proposals for short and inspiring presentations to support the following topics related to the theme. Highly engaging presentations will be selected with a knowledge sharing and practical experience focus, as well as encouraging innovative thinking in parliamentary libraries, research and information services. Please note that the presentations should be delivered in-person. Presenters will have 10 minutes each.

1. Sustainability

  •  Sharing environmental efforts within Parliamentary Library and Research Services
    (Buildings, preservation of analogue collections, digitization, use of data servers, libraries promoting sustainability literacy in their communities)
  • Parliamentary Information Services moving towards sustainable solutions

2. Digital Innovation

  • Setting up an Open Data Portal, the re-use of public sector information
  • Automating parliamentary data processing
  • Sharing best practices with regards to information management within Library and Information Services

3. Research Services

  • Developing new innovative products and services to strengthen outreach to Members of Parliament and/or citizens
  • Improving work processes and staff skills to implement innovation
  • Measuring the impact and value of parliamentary research services

4. Cultural Heritage / Parliament’s memory & collections

  • Sensitive heritage in parliamentary collections

Proposal submission

Please send an abstract (1 page or about 300 words) in English to:
– Julie Anderson, IFLAPARL Secretary
[email protected]
– Fabiola Elena Rosales-Salinas, IFLAPARL Information Coordinator
[email protected]

Please use as subject heading of your email “IFLAPARLPre-Conference-2023″, followed by your name and organization.

Proposals should include

  • Title of proposed presentation
  • Abstract of proposed presentation (no more than 300 words)
  • Theme (see above) your presentation addresses
  • Name(s) of presenter(s) and position or title
  • Employer / Institution
  • Contact information, including e-mail address and telephone number
  • Short biographical statement of presenter(s)

Language of the presentation


Important dates

  • April 17, 2023: Deadline for presentation proposals
  • May 8, 2023: Expected response by members of the IFLAPARL Standing Committee to submissions
  • June 30, 2023: Deadline for selected presenters to submit final presentations

Important links

Visa requirements for visiting the Netherlands
Visas for the Netherlands | Netherlands Worldwide

Information regarding travelling to The Netherlands during COVID-19
Travelling to the Netherlands from abroad | Coronavirus Covid-19 |