World Library and Information Congress:
75th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
"Libraries create futures: Building on
23-27 August 2009, Milan, Italy
Call for Papers
Continuing Professional Development and
Workplace Learning Section
New Professionals Discussion Group
Theme: "Creating a Positive Work Environment for a
Multi-generational Library and Information Workforce"
The IFLA Continuing Professional
Development and Workplace Learning Section (CPDWL) and the New Professionals Discussion Group
(NPDG) are facilitating this program session at the next IFLA World
Library and Information Congress (23-27 August 2009, Milan, Italy)
This program session will focus on the generational challenges
facing the library and information profession. These include attracting
and retaining new professionals, developing leaders, managing across
the generations, knowledge sharing and succession planning.
The session will include reports from the IFLA satellite conference
organised by CPDWL and NPDG: “Moving In, Moving Up, and
Moving On: Strategies for Regenerating the Library and Information
Profession” (18-20 August 2009, Bologna, Italy)
The IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning
Section and New Professionals Discussion Group is now seeking proposals
from others to present as part of the program.
We are particularly interested in proposals which explore these
- What are the challenges involved in creating a
positive work environment for a multi-generational workforce, and
how best can we meet those challenges?
- Do our organizational structures provide the
best development opportunities for both new and existing
professionals? If not, can we change them - and how?
- Those interested in contributing to this
program session should not be limited by those questions. Any
proposal which addresses the broad themes of this program session
is of interest and will be considered.
Important Dates and Timelines
Please e-mail proposals by 15 December 2008 to firstname.lastname@example.org and Loida.Garcia-Febo@queenslibrary.org.
Proposals should include:
- Title of proposed presentation
- Outline of the proposed presentation (no more than 300 words)
- Name(s) of presenter(s)
- Position or title of presenter(s)
- Presenter(s) employer or affiliated institution
- E-mail address
- Telephone/fax numbers
- Short biographical statement regarding the presenter/s
All proposers will be advised at the end of February
2009 of the outcome of the review and selection of
The presenters selected for the program at the Milan conference will
be asked to submit a formal paper (for inclusion on the IFLA conference
website) no later than 1 May 2009. Papers can be
submitted in one of the official IFLA working languages: Arabic,
Chinese, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish.
The language of the session is English however presenters may also
give their talk in any of the IFLA working languages. Simultaneous
translation is not guaranteed.
Please note: All expenses, including registration
for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility
of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by
IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors/presenters if
that is required.