8 February 2016

Extended Deadline to Submit 2016 Congress Proposals!

By Julie Biando Edwards

RISS has extended the deadline to submit proposals for our session, "Connecting Reference to the Wider Community." Proposed papers can be submitted until February 16th.

Reference and Information Services librarians are key players in communities’ access to information. Libraries have differing mandates, but all share an interest in expanding their reference, research, and information services. Regardless of type of library—public, academic, government, research institute, art, medical, law, school, and corporate—providing reference is a core activity. Reference, however, is changing.

In this session, we look for best practices in connecting with unserved or under-served communities, innovative programmes to contact new user groups, and new roles that connect reference with the wider community. Perhaps your library is developing links with strategic partners outside the library or collaborating with the private sector or reaching out to non-library users in a creative fashion or seeking to embed librarians other places in the organization. Share your experiences and insights during the World Library and Information Congress in Columbus Ohio, 13-19 August 2016.

Please send your abstracts to:

Najwa Hendrickse
Email: najwa.Hendrickse@nlsa.ac.za

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