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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

LIS Education in Developing Countries Discussion Group

University of Milan Aula Magna, Milan, Italy
19-21 August 2009

Theme: "Building Bridges: Connecting the Soul and Spirit of LIS Education in Developing Countries"

Objectives of the Satellite meeting

  • To bring together LIS education experts from the developing countries to share experiences and explore the challenges and solution to the problems facing LIS education in the region.
  • To encourage collaboration and exchange of ideas amongst LIS educators in developing countries.
  • To suggest and propose future action to bridge the current digital divide and improvement of the curriculum, teaching, research and service.


The Satellite organizing committee invites you to submit an abstract of no more than 300 words in electronic format related to the conference theme and which may cover the following topics:

  • Curriculum development
  • Faculty – teaching – research – mentoring
  • Student – recruitment – retention
  • Collaboration – sharing resources – networking
  • Accreditation – certification –standards
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Professional Association – regional cooperation
  • Distance Education
  • Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
  • Professional Ethics

The proposal must include:

  1. Name of presenter(s)
  2. Institutional affiliation
  3. Mailing address
  4. E-mail address
  5. Phone number
  6. Title of paper
  7. Brief biographical statement maximum 100 words

The official language of the conference will be English

Please submit your proposal to:

Ismail Abdullahi
Chair of the organizing committee
E-mail: iabdullahi@nccu.edu

Important Dates

  1. Proposal must be received by 30 January, 2009
  2. Notification of acceptance will be sent by 20 February, 2009
  3. Deadline of final paper submission is 15 May, 2009.The final paper should be no more than 5, 000 words in length.

Registration Costs

The cost of registration will be 50 EURO. All conference expenses, including registration, travel, accommodation etc. are the responsibility of the author of the accepted paper.