Call for Papers

Government Information and Official Publications Section
& Government Libraries Section

eGovernment: The Role of Librarians


The Government and Official Publication Section and the Government Libraries Section invite proposals for papers to be presented at a two-hour programme.

Subjects of interest include:

  • Innovative ways Librarians integrate eGovernment into their collections and services
  • How can librarians use eGovernment documents to reach special populations
  • Challenges of using eGovernment as a resource for library users
  • Challenges of born digital government information

Proposals should include:

  • An abstract of paper approximately 500 words.
  • Attach summary of the author(s) details (name, institution, position) and brief biographical statement of no more than 50 words.
  • Submit proposals electronically to Marcy Bidney no later than February 4, 2011 and indicate “IFLA proposal” in the subject line.
  • Selected presenters will be notified by March 11, 2011.


Presenters will be expected to submit final versions of their papers by May 15, 2011. Papers should be in English (or in one of the official IFLA languages, with an English translation attached). The language of the session will be English. Presenters will have 15 minutes at the programme to deliver summaries of their papers, and time will be allowed for an open forum to allow audience interaction.


All proposals must be in before 4 February 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.

The Programme Committee has limited funds to assist prospective authors, aid will be given at the discretion of the selection committee: abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the majority of expenses for attending the San Juan conference (including travel, expenses and conference fee) will be the responsibility of the authors(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers. Some national professional associations may be able to help fund certain expenses.

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: 3 February 2011