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Call for Papers

Health and Biosciences Libraries Section

Health Information for all - New Challenges - New Solutions


Colleagues from around the world are invited to submit an abstract for consideration for the HBS Open Session.

Aim and Scope of the Session:

It is hoped that papers will cover a wide range of areas - for example:

  • Partnerships and collaborations that support free access to health information
  • Health libraries/health information professionals role in promoting open and/ or equitable access
  • How health information is disseminated to the general public
  • How useful is free health information? Is it evidence based?
  • How evidence based information is incorporated into freely available health information
  • Is there a decline in the use of health information that is not freely available e.g. library subscriptions
  • How do consumers prefer to access health information eg mobile devices, magazines, newspapers?
  • What role health information literacy may have in health information for all context?

It is anticipated that presentations be 15 minutes with time for questions at the end of the session.

Important dates:

February 1st 2010: Deadline for submission of abstract
March 1st 2010:
Notification of acceptance/rejection
May 1st 2010:
Deadline for submission of text

Submission Guidelines

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

  • Title of paper
  • Summary of paper (250 - 350 words maximum)
  • Speaker's name, address, telephone and fax numbers, professional affiliation, email address and biographical note (40 words)

Submissions are to be submitted before February 1st 2010-by email to:

Päivi Pekkarinen
National Library of Health Sciences
Haartmaninkatu 4
FI-00290 Helsinki, Finland

email: paivi.pekkarinen@helsinki.fi


All proposals must be in before 1 February 2010.

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