Call for Papers

School Libraries and Resource Centers Section

Student Access to New and Emerging Technologies

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The Section invites case studies on the theme of student use of new technologies in School Libraries. The Papers should reflect projects already in progress or completed that show how new technologies can be used in School Libraries for the benefit of students. Papers on the training of School Libraries in the use of new technologies are also welcomed. This is an expansion of the eLearning theme of the Satellite Conference with IASL in Jamaica.

These Papers will demonstrate innovations and show how they are integrated into the delivery of information and information skills to school students.

Papers can be written and given in any of the official IFLA languages: English, French, German, Russian, Spanish.  However, 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 minute discussion)s;
the full written paper is not to be read.

Proposals should be submitted by January 31, 2011 to:

Karen Usher:

  • The Review Committee will evaluate all submitted materials and successful applicants will be notified by February 28, 2011.
  • Full accepted papers must be between 3000 and 6000 words in length and are due by March 31st  2011, so that translations can be organised and must be an original submission not published elsewhere.
  • All papers will be published on

For additional information please contact:

Mrs. Karen Usher  MCLIP, Hon. FCLIP
Secretary of IFLA: School Libraries and Resource Centers Section


All proposals must be in before 31 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: 18 January 2011