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Call for Papers

Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section
& School Libraries and Resource Centers Section

Partnerships between Public Children’s Libraries and School Libraries


Keynote speaker - the theme of this Paper would be strategies for cooperation between public libraries and school libraries. It would include the reasons that both types of libraries should work together for reading and learning. The Keynote Speaker Paper should be no more than 60 minutes in duration.

Case studies - these papers could reflect programmes involving any of the stakeholders in libraries and schools (teachers, librarians, parents and students). Papers on programmes involving all types of public libraries and both primary and secondary schools are welcomed.

Papers can be written and given in any of the official IFLA languages (English, French, German, Russian, Spanish), but abstracts should be submitted in English.

Proposals for Case Study Papers must include the following and must be in English:

  1. Title of proposed presentation
  2. Outline of the proposed presentation (no more than 300 words)
  3. Name(s) of presenter(s)
  4. Position or title of presenter(s)
  5. Presenter(s) employer or affiliated institution
  6. E-mail address
  7. Telephone/fax numbers
  8. Short biographical statement regarding the presenter/s

15 minutes will be allowed for a summary delivery of the paper in the Conference, followed by 5 minutes of discussion, the full written paper is not to be read.

The Sections have requested Simultaneous Translation for the Session.

Proposals should be submitted by January 15, 2010 by Email:

Please note: All expenses incurred for attending the Gothenburg conference are the responsibility of the authors whose papers are
accepted. Authors/presenters are expected to attend the World Library and Information Congress and present their papers in person.

The Review Committee will evaluate all submitted materials and successful applicants will be notified by February 12, 2010.

Full accepted papers must be between 3000 and 6000 words in length and are due by 26th March 2010, so that translations can be organised and must be an original submission not published elsewhere.  All papers will be published on the IFLA website.

For additional information please contact:

Mrs. Karen Usher MCLIP, Hon. FCLIP
Secretary of IFLA: School Libraries and Resource Centers Section
Eric Fell Learning Resource Centre
South Hunsley School
North Ferriby
East Yorkshire
HU14 3HS
Tel. (44) 1482 875208
email: karen@usher43.karoo.co.uk


All proposals must be in before 15 January 2009.

Please note

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation can be issued to authors/presenters if that is required.

Last update: 18 January 2010