The IFLA Information Literacy Section invites interested professionals to submit proposals for papers to be presented during a 90-minute webinar in mid-June, before IFLA WLIC 2022. 

Social justice design has much to offer to librarians, and critical pedagogy is a way to implement it, because critical pedagogy incorporates inclusive and reflective teaching for aims of social justice. It provides mechanisms for students to evaluate their social, political, and economic standing, and to question societal norms and how these norms perpetuate societal injustices. How can we make social justice design be a part of one’s work, in theory and in practice? What are the potential advantages and difficulties of doing so?

We welcome proposals that cover, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • building inclusive collections
  • critical information literacy lessons and/or training, with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion topics
  • critical pedagogy (ex. in library and information science curriculum, Universal Design for Learning, creating inclusive environments)
  • social justice and librarianship
  • social justice programming in public, academic, special and school libraries 
Language of the session: English


Submission Guidelines

Proposal abstract must be submitted by May 2, 2022 using the proposal submission form. Abstracts may be submitted in any of IFLA’s official languages, together with an English translation, and should clearly include:

  • Title of proposed paper
  • Abstract of proposed paper (no more than 250 words)
  • Presenter name(s), affiliation(s), and job title(s)
  • Contact information for each presenter including email address(es)
  • Short biographical statement(s) of each presenter(s) 
  • Chicago 7th edition or APA 7th edition Style 

Important dates

2 May 2022 : close call for proposal

20 May 2022: Successful candidates will be notified.

03 June 2022: full presentation must be submitted.

Details on the format of the final presentation will be emailed to those candidates whose abstracts are accepted. 

Please submit your proposal through the online form

For questions, please contact Ning Zou at

Please note:

The presentation must be an original submission not presented or published elsewhere. All presentations that are presented 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.