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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
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:
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
Submissions should include:
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:
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.