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
Knowledge Management Section
Information Technology Section
Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section
Theme: "Social Computing Tools for Learning & Knowledge
The IFLA Knowledge Management
Section, along with Information
Technology Section and the Library and
Research Services for Parliaments Section, invites librarians,
information scientists, professionals, researchers and other interested
parties in knowledge management to submit proposals to its joint
session which will be held at the 75th IFLA Conference on 23-27 August
2009 in Milan, Italy.
Theme: Social Computing Tools for Learning & Knowledge
Social computing is having a huge impact on the sharing of knowledge
and resources in all types of organizations. The social tools (blogs,
wikis, social tagging, social networks, etc.) are much different than
traditional knowledge sharing tools and are being adapted very quickly
to put knowledge sharing power in the hands of the users. Our
practitioners/speakers share stories of the new types of knowledge
sharing in their more fluid networked organizations and with their more
social media clients. Hear about the different tools, their impact on
knowledge sharing in libraries and other information intensive
organizations, and good practices for libraries. This three-hour
session highlights some of the newest social computing and networking
tools especially multilingual ones, illustrates their use in different
types of libraries, provides lots of tips and techniques. With the
fast-paced, information intensive focus, this session will give you new
ideas and insights for facilitating learning and knowledge sharing in
your organization or community.
- Please send an abstract of approximately 500 words, in English,
no later than 28 February 2009 to:
Jane Dysart, KM Section Programme Committee
- Please attach a short summary curriculum vitae of the author(s
including their name(s), contact details, professional
affiliation(s) and a brief statement on their career(s).
- Successful applicants will be notified by mid-March
Papers accepted will be due no later than May 1st
All presentations require a one-page abstract in English
Papers, no be longer than 20 pages, may be submitted.
A maximum of 20 minutes will be allowed for the presentation of
each paper during the Section's joint session in Milan.
Please note, although every effort will be made to provide
simultaneous interpretation into other IFLA languages, its
availability may not be possible. Therefore, the presentations must
be made in English.
- At least one of the authors of the paper must present the paper
Unfortunately, the Programme Committee has no funds to assist
prospective authors: abstracts should only be submitted on the
understanding that the expenses of attending the Milan conference
(including travel, expenses and conference fee) will be the
responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.
Some national professional associations may be able to help fund
certain expenses, and a small number of grants for conference
attendance maybe available from
IFLA as well as from the Comité
français IFLA (French Committee of IFLA) and from the Vereniging
Openbare Bibliotheken (Dutch Association for Public Libraries).