Call for Papers

Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section
& Management of Library Associations Section
& Information Technology Section
& Knowledge Management Section

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as a strategy to build strong libraries and Library Associations

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Within the context of supporting IFLA’S strategic agenda the session will examine the role that CPD plays in the development of strong leaders within libraries and Library Associations and how technology and knowledge management strengthen this strategy

In particular, we are interested in papers that focus on:

  • Ways in which information technology and knowledge management are being used in implementing CPD strategy in libraries and Library Association
  • Strategies that support the development of library associations with particular focus on library associations in the Caribbean and Latin America region
  • Successful models of CPD in libraries and/or Library Associations
  • Ensuring that Professional Development is part of the strategic plan in the development of Library Associations

Those interested in contributing to this program session should not be limited by these suggested topics.  Any proposal which addresses the broad themes of this program session is of interest and will be considered.

Important Dates and Timelines:

Please e-mail proposals by January 11, 2011 to Sylvia Piggott at

Proposals should include:

  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

All proposers will be advised at the end of March 2011 of the outcome of the review and selection of proposals.

The presenters selected for the program at the San Juan conference will be asked to submit a formal paper (for inclusion on the IFLA conference website and the Sections’ websites) no later than May 1, 2011. Papers can be submitted in one of the official IFLA working languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish.

The language of the session is English however presenters may also give their talk in any of the IFLA working languages. Simultaneous translation is not guaranteed therefore, presenters are encouraged to provide the PowerPoint in English to facilitate understanding of the ideas presented. 


All proposals must be in before 11 January 2011.

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.

Congress Attendance Grants

The Puerto Rico National Committee and IFLA have worked hard to secure funds for Conference Participation Grants. Please check our Conference Participation Grants webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Last update: 15 January 2011