World Library and Information Congress:
75th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
"Libraries create futures: Building on
23-27 August 2009, Milan, Italy
Calls for Papers
The content of the IFLA Conference Programme is organised by
different professional groups (Sections and Core Programmes).
Calls for papers will be submitted through these groups and made
available on this web page as soon as delivered.
- Access to Information Network - Africa (ATINA) Special Interest Group
Theme: "From the classical community of knowledge to A2K : the commonwealth of information in Africa"
- Acquisition and Collection Development
E-Book Kaleidoscope: Multiple Perspectives on Libraries'
Experiences with E-Books"
- Africa Section
Theme: "Building on
cultural heritage from the African classical world to the 21st
- Agricultural Libraries Discussion Group
Theme: "Worldwide Trends in Open Access to
- Art Libraries Section
Theme: "Art Libraries
and Cultural Heritage: select, collect and connect"
- Asia and Oceania Section
Theme: "Preserving the
past - creating the future"
- Audiovisual and Multimedia Section
Theme: "Herding Cats in
a Dust-storm: Bibliographic Control of Audiovisual and Multimedia
Materials in a Time of Rapid Change"
- Bibliography Section
Theme: "Promoting and Preserving National
Bibliographies, our Testimony of Cultural Heritage"
- Cataloguing Section
Principles, New Rules for New Catalogues"
- Continuing Professional Development and
Workplace Learning Section, and New Professionals Discussion
Theme: "Creating a
Positive Work Environment for a Multi-generational Library and
- Division for Regional Activities
Theme: "Libraries on the cultural
agenda: regional comparisons"
- Document Delivery and Resource Sharing
Interlending, Document Delivery and Resource Sharing tradition:
evolving with the changing knowledge economy"
- E-Learning Discussion Group
E-Learning and Libraries"
- Education and Training Section
Theme: "The role
of library and cultural institution professionals in cultural
heritage: education for the convergence of Libraries, Archives, and
- Education and Training Section
Theme: "Recognition of qualifications and
quality of LIS education: the Bologna process challenges in a
- Genealogy and Local History Section
Theme: "Opening up
our cultural heritage through digitisation and collaboration"
- Geography and Map Libraries Section
Heritage Preserved: The Role of Digital Maps"
- Government Information and Official
publications as cultural heritage: preserving the past, keeping up
with the present, embracing the future"
- Government Libraries Section
Theme: "Transforming Learning Cultures:
Government Libraries As the Treasures Within"
- Health and Biosciences Libraries Section
Health: Health Literacy, Patient Empowerment & Health
- Information Technology Section
Theme: "New repositories:
architectures interoperability and data exchange"
- Knowledge Management Section
- Knowledge Management Section with Information
Technology Section and the Library and Research Services for
Theme: "Social Computing Tools for
Learning & Knowledge Sharing"
- Latin America and the Caribbean Section
Theme: "Preserving and
conserving the cultural heritage in Latin America and the
- Library and Research Services for Parliaments
Section and Library History Section
visions, parliamentary libraries past, present and future"
- Library Buildings and Equipment Section, with
the Children and Young Adults Section
Theme: "If I was the director.....
– How to create/design/decorate libraries for children and
young adults in the 21st century"
- Library Services to Multicultural Populations
Theme: "Creativity and the Arts:
Libraries Building on Multicultural Heritage"
- Library Theory and Research Section
into open access"
- Literacy and reading Section with the
Information Literacy Section
Promoting Twenty-First Century Literacies"
- Management of Library Associations Section
(MLAS), and the Continuing Professional Development and Workplace
Learning Section (CPDWL)
Theme: "Librarians on the Cat Walk:
Communicating for Advocacy to Influence Policy and Practice"
- Newspapers Section
Theme: "Newspapers in the Mediterranean and
the Evolution of the Modern State"
- Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Core
Theme: "Convergence in
Preservation Research between Libraries, Archives and Museums"
- Rare Books and Manuscripts Section,
Preservation and Conservation Section, and Library History
cultural collections Preservation, reconstruction and access"
- Reference and Information Services Section
Pro-Active Librarian: the how and the why"
- School Libraries and Resource Centres Section
Theme: "How School Librarians can
engage their students in and facilitate access to cultural heritage and
cultural artefacts; both their own and those of the rest of the world"
- Science and Technology Libraries Section
Theme: "Open Access to
Science and Technology Research Worldwide: Strategies and Best
- Serials and Other Continuing Resources
Theme: "Serials in
the 21st century: new concepts, new challenges"
- Statistics and Evaluation Section
Theme: "Statistics on the agenda"
- Statistics and Evaluation Section, Information
Technology Section, Preservation and Conservation Section
Theme: "Statistics for the
- UNIMARC Core Activity
Theme: "UNIMARC and
the future of catalogues"