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Call for Papers

Literacy and Reading Section
& Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section

Libraries Promoting Reading in a Multicultural, Multilingual Society


The Section on Literacy and Reading and the Section on Library Services to Multicultural Populations plan to hold a three-hour joint program at the 2010 Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, on the topic, "Libraries Promoting Reading in a Multicultural, Multilingual Society." We expect to select four to six high quality papers for presentation and discussion.

Papers selected for presentation will reflect a variety of geographic settings. They should clearly document research and/or library practices that have been effective promoting reading that celebrates cultural diversity or that were designed as multicultural reading promotions. The role of the library in the reading promotion should be clearly stated.

Paper proposals should be no more than one page in length and should include an abstract of the final paper.
Please, provide as follows:

  • Title of proposed presentation
  • Abstract of the presentation (no more than one page)
  • Name(s) of presenter(s)
  • Position or title of presenter(s)
  • Presenter(s) employer or affiliated institution
  • Address & E-mail address
  • Short biographical statement regarding the presenter/s.

Proposals can be written in any of the official IFLA languages, but please, provide abstract in English too!

Proposals should be sent electronically no later than January 10, 2010 to:
Elena Corradini
elenacorradini@freemail.it or ecorradini67@gmail.com

Papers will be refereed by members of both sections. Decisions will be made by February 20, 2010.

Authors/presenters are expected to attend the World Library and Information Congress and present their papers in person.

Accepted papers: Full papers must be from 3 to 20 single spaced pages and delivered by April 15, 2010.


All proposals must be in before 10 January 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: 21 December 2009