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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

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"

The School Libraries and Resource Centres Section is Calling for Papers that will help School Librarians understand how to engage their students in and facilitate access to Cultural Heritage and Cultural Artefacts, both their own and those of the rest of the world.

The Section's audience will consist of those teaching School Librarianship, School Librarians and other interested professionals.

The Section wishes to present Papers that will help School Librarians exploit new technologies and use traditional methods creatively.

Papers may focus on, but are not limited to:

  • Case studies on best practices used to access and promote cultural heritage through multiple literacies - reading and technological media,
  • Case studies on integrating cultural heritage into learning activities,
  • Creation of material by young people and its integration into mainstream culture,
  • Facilitating intergenerational interaction to access cultural history and experie,
  • Affordable methods of accessing cultural documents.

IFLA's School Libraries and Resource Centres Section invites you to submit a short proposal for a presentation on this theme for its programme at the IFLA Congress 2009.

In the two hour programme, we aim to have four or five presentations covering this subject.

The audience is likely to include librarians who have responsibility for teaching school librarianship and school librarians.

  • Papers can be given in any of the official IFLA languages (English, French, German, Russian, Spanish), but abstracts should be submitted in English.
  • Papers accepted for presentation should not be longer than 15 pages.
  • The oral presentation of each accepted paper should not exceed 20 minutes.
  • The written version of the presentation may be longer (20 pages maximum), and these will be published on IFLANET.

The proposals must be submitted in an electronic format and must contain:

  • Title of paper,
  • Summary of paper (300 - 500 words max) which must be an original submission not published elsewhere,
  • Speakers name, institutional affiliation, address, telephone,
  • Brief biographical information and a digital photograph if possible.

Important dates:

Deadline for submission of abstract 13th March 2009
Notification of acceptance 3rd April 2009
Deadline for submission of paper: 1 May 2009

All submissions and final papers should be sent via email as a MS Word file; fax or post should be used only as a last resort.

Four or five papers will be selected for presentation.

Proposals for papers must be submitted by 13th March 2009 to

Mrs. Karen Usher MCLIP, Hon. FCLIP
Chair of IFLA: School Libraries and Resource Centers Section
Eric Fell Learning Resource Centre
South Hunsley School
MELTON, North Ferriby, East Yorkshire, HU14 3HS
United Kingdom
+(44) 1482 875208
Email: jkaren@usher43.karoo.co.uk

Please note that author(s)/presenter(s) are expected to attend the World Library and Information Congress and present their papers in person, and that all fees, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation, etc. are the responsibility of the author(s) of accepted papers.