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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 for Satellite Meeting

Libraries for the Blind Section

Mechelen, Belgium
17-19 August 2009
and Maastricht, Netherlands
20 August 2009

Theme: "Better library services for print-disabled people through partnerships with Publishers and Public Libraries"

This conference will highlight the importance of delivering library services for print disabled people and show you how to improve your services through co-operation and partnership. On the second full day of the conference, we will focus on public libraries and plan to feature many short examples of best practice in supporting print disabled people.

Your input?

Have you developed and delivered an innovative service for blind, partially sighted, dyslexic or other print disabled people? Why did you do it? What was different about it? Who was involved? What happened? Could you inform and inspire an international audience in just 15 minutes?

If you're interested in participating in this session, please e-mail a summary of your project, in English, answering the questions above in max. 300 words, by 30 October 2008, to:

Helen Brazier
E-mail: helen.brazier@rnib.org.uk

Please supply your name, contact details and brief credentials.


Proposals will be evaluated by the conference steering group and successful applicants will be informed by 31 December 2008. There will also be opportunities to participate in workshops and a poster exhibition.

Regrettably we cannot offer to pay expenses although there are usually some grants available to support delegates from developing countries.

Helen Brazier