Save the date May 26,2021 Webinar Projects in Libraries call for papers due May 12

The IFLA Division IV – Support of the Profession – is hosting A Webinar Series for LIS students. These webinars aim to create a place for students to share  their projects, research, and ideas about different topics related to libraries. Each month – April through May 2021 – will address a different theme and a new call for proposals will be issued for that month. All webinars are held online and are open to everyone (no registration fees).


May’s theme is “Projects in the Libraries – Ideas, Innovations, Initiatives”.

We are interested in hearing about the innovative out-of-the-box projects you have created or helped create in a library. Your proposal could also include abstract ideas that you believe would be a great project.

The proposal may speak to:

  • Project goals
  • Innovative aspect of the project
  • Benefits of the project for library patrons
  • New possibilities for the library through the project
  • Outcome of the project
  • Project assessment

Library and Information Science students at all levels are encouraged to submit a proposal about the topic. Proposals (in MS Word) must include::

  • Name, title, institution, email of speaker(s);
  • Brief biographical statement about each speaker (maximum 100 words);
  • Title of proposed presentation;
  • Abstract highlighting its relevance to the theme (maximum 400 words).


Submit your proposals to Albina Krymskaya ( and Paria Tajallipour (

Accepted participants will receive a certificate from IFLA Division IV for presenting at the webinar. Presentations will be delivered online by the presenter, in PowerPoint format. Each presentation will last for 25 minutes, including 5-10 minutes for questions and answers.

Important dates:

  • Deadline for submission is 12 May 2021.
  • Three proposals will be accepted for presentation and the accepted participants will be notified by 19 May 2021.
  • This month’s webinar is held on 26 May 2021 (Time will be confirmed depending on the time zones of the speakers).

For further questions, contact: Albina Krymskaya ( or Paria Tajallipour (