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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

Spanish translation

Call for Papers

Government Libraries Section

Theme: "Transforming Learning Cultures: Government Libraries As the Treasures Within"

The IFLA Government Libraries Section is seeking papers that focus on the departmental or government library as the learning institution within their agency / organisation. Libraries and, most importantly their staff, are playing central roles in supporting, delivering and improving the learning cultures within their organisations.

Tell us about it. Share your experience.
What is happening? What is unique? What programs have been established by the library or information center to provide for a learning culture within the agency? Are there instances where no learning was taking place and the library took the lead and established classes/training on research, the use of databases, word processing, the use of the specialized internet technologies such as social networking (wikis, blogs, de.licio.us., etc.)? Have you joined up with your Personnel / Human Resources department to address the wider organisational learning needs? Are you supporting knowledge sharing about learning experiences?


Please send a detailed abstract (1 page or at least 300 words) of the proposed paper (must not have been published elsewhere) and relevant biographical information for the author(s)/presenter(s) by 30 January 2009 via email to:

Rebecca Davies
E-mail: rebecca.davies12@wales.gsi.gov.uk

The abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Government Libraries Section.

Proposals selected will be identified by 28 February 2009.

Completed papers will be due by 24 April 2009.

Papers should be no longer than 15 typed pages. A maximum of 20 minutes will be allowed for a summary delivery of the paper during the Section's Open Programme in Milan. Members of the Section will work with authors to ensure a quality and timely paper.

Please note that the expenses of attending the Milan conference (including travel, conference fee, and any other expenses) will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of the accepted papers.