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World Library and Information Congress: 75th IFLA General Conference and Assembly

"Libraries create futures: Building on cultural heritage"

23-27 August 2009, Milan, Italy

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Call for Papers

Education and Training Section – off-site session

Theme: "Recognition of qualifications and quality of LIS education: the Bologna process challenges in a changing world"

As part of the 75th IFLA General Conference & Assembly, the Education and Training Section is planning to organise an off-site whole day session at the Department of History and Historical Documentation Studies – University of Milan. This event represents a great occasion for LIS educators and professionals to discuss, share knowledge and learn more about Bologna process approach to recognition and quality of LIS education, trying to compare with different approaches to the problem from other Areas. Three invited speakers will be representative of European Association for Library & Information Education and Research (EUCLID), The Asia-Pacific Conference on Library and Information Education and Practice (ALIEP) and Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE).

The Session try to stimulate a brainstorming on questions as: What are the implications of internationalisation and transnational courses for recognition of qualifications? How might those internationalisation challenges pushes LIS education to enhancing mutual trust?

We are particularly interested in proposals which explore these topics:

  • mobility of students and recognition of qualifications,
  • accreditation and enhancement of quality of LIS education in a changing environment,
  • experiences and reflections on Bologna Process,
  • international cooperation of LIS institutions,
  • and LIS education stakeholders dialogue.

Views from students are warmly welcome.

Language of the session is English, although any IFLA approved language is welcome. However, simultaneous interpretation is not available during IFLA off-site sessions. We will ask speakers to use English for their Powerpoint presentations.

Important dates and information

  • Proposals for papers must be submitted by December 30th 2008
  • Successful proposers will be notified by February 15th 2009
  • Full papers must be submitted by April 15th 2009

Submissions 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 proposals will be evaluated by a refereeing committee representing the IFLA Section of Education and Training: Cristobal Urbano (Spain), Anna Maria Tammaro (Italy), S. B. Ghosh (India), Aira Lepik (Estonia).

Please send submissions to:

Cristobal Urbano
E-mail: urbano@ub.edu

Please note that all fees, including registration to the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors of the accepted papers.

More information on the IFLA Education and Training Section site.