2 March 2017

Call for papers: Metropolitan Libraries joint programme at WLIC 2017 in Wrocław

IFLA’s Acquisition and Collection Development Section, Metropolitan Libraries Section and Public Libraries Section invite you to submit a proposal for their joint programme at the 83rd IFLA World Library and Information Congress to be held in Wrocław, Poland, 19-25 August 2017.

"Check me out! Human libraries and unique circulating collections, from art to technology petting zoos"

The Sections intend to explore a new trend in public libraries which is not very much known in the library professional community. This trend is related to libraries with circulating collections of musical instruments, kitchen tools, seeds, e-book devices, etc. Some even manage people with an interesting experience to share (“living books”).

We are seeking 6-7 short lightning talks (presentations of 6 minutes each), addressing the organizational details of storage, circulation, policies, critical issues, and discussing if these practices are consistent with the public libraries mission and produce important outcomes.

The deadline for submitting a detailed abstract is 19 March 2017

Please refer to the IFLA WLIC 2017 website for full details. 

Artothèque - Bibliothèque Municipale de Lyon

Artothèque at the Bibliothèque de la Part-Dieu, Lyon, France (Photo: C. Di Tillio)

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