Conference Theme: Libraries New Trends in Supporting Multiculturalism and Multilingualism

Date: Wednesday, 29 May 2024

Time: 8 am-1 pm Eastern

Venue: Zoom (online)

Sponsored by the IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section, the MCULTP Mini-Conference 2024 will explore how libraries and librarians support Multiculturalism and Multilingualism in their communities. This mini-conference intends to gather academic, public, and special librarians, as well as LIS professionals via a free online Zoom event.

Examples of topics of interest include:

  • Advocating for dedicated work for multicultural and multilingual populations
  • User experience as a way of developing relevant services
  • Library services and collections focused on national minorities
  • Library services focused on immigrant minorities
  • Curating collections for endangered languages (minority or indigenous languages)
  • Working from the perspective of right holders (human rights, conventions, and national legislation)
  • Assessment of library services, resources, and collections focused on multicultural populations

Proposals are not limited to the topics above. The conference is interested in receiving a wide range of proposals that embrace the conference theme. We are especially interested in proposals that provide new perspectives on how libraries support multiculturalism and multilingualism.

We will be accepting the following 3 formats of presentations:

  1. Panel (35 minutes)
  2. Presentation (15 minutes)
  3. Lightning Talk (7 Minutes)

To submit a proposal, please fill out the submission form.  To learn more about the conference, please visit the Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section website.

Proposal submission deadline: 29 February 2024

If you have any questions, please contact the Conference Committee: