Call for Poster Sessions

An alternative approach for the presentation of projects or new work is available to conference participants. An area on the conference premises has been designated for the presentation of information regarding projects or activities of interest to librarians. 

During the Closing Session of the conference, an Award for Best Poster is given.  Criteria for the award is based upon: content, appearance, informative quality, and presentation.


The theme 'Libraries Now! — Inspiring, Surprising, Empowering' may be presented by a printed poster or by photographs, graphics and texts attached on the given panel. Presentations are welcome in any of the official IFLA languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish.


Presenters of poster sessions will be expected to be present on Monday and Tuesday, 13-14 August 2012 in order to explain their poster and hand out available leaflets and other information material. Further advice on poster sessions may be obtained from IFLA Headquarters.  A jury comprised of 2 members of the Professional Committee of IFLA will review all submissions.


Colleagues interested in presenting a poster session are invited to complete the form below and to send it with a brief description of the session of not more than 200 words. We would appreciate receiving a summary in English with your proposal. 

Deadline: 9 March 2012

  • Application Form [DOC]
  • Application Form [PDF]

PLEASE NOTE: The application period is now closed and applications are no longer being accepted.

Please send the completed Application Form and description of the proposed poster session by email, fax or post to:

Lidia Putziger, Administrative Officer
IFLA Headquarters
P.O. Box 95312
2509 CH The Hague, Netherlands
Fax: +31-70-3834827


9 March 2012
Deadline for receipt at IFLA Headquarters of the application form and a detailed description of the poster session.

April 2012
IFLA Headquarters will inform applicants of the final decision of the Professional Committee.

13-14 August 2012
Poster sessions at the Congress.

Last update: 21 March 2012