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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
Reference and Information Services Section
Theme: "The Pro-Active Librarian: the how and the why"
The IFLA Reference and Information Services Section invites the submission of proposals for papers to be presented at a two-hour session in Milan.
Subjects of interest
The How – here we are looking for papers on the full range of information services underlining active involvement between librarians and users.
Our subjects of interest are:
The Why – we want to look at, and try and answer these questions:
Deadline for submitting a detailed one-page abstract and full author details is 22 January 2009. Late submissions will not be considered.
The selected presenters will be notified by end of February 2009.
The papers must be written in English, or with an English translation attached, and should be no longer than maximum 5,000 words with an abstract of 350 words.
Selected papers will be published on the IFLA website prior to the Congress and must be submitted no later than 1 May 2009.
Presentations at the open session will be a summary of the paper in English or a virtual presentation with accompanying introduction - either should not exceed 20 minutes in length. There will be an open forum to allow audience interaction with the speakers, who should be fluent in English.
Please note that the expenses of attending the Milan conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers and at least one of the presenters/authors must be present for the programme.
Please email your submission to: