Call for Papers

Literacy and Reading Section
& Information Literacy Section

Intergenerational Literacies: texto & techno

The IFLA Literacy and Reading and Information Literacy Sections are seeking proposals for a joint programme to be held at the IFLA Conference in Singapore in August 2013.


The challenge of new information and learning landscape can lead to all sorts of information gaps. One of them is a gap between texto and techno generations which can cause intergenerational isolation and separation. The program will showcase innovative and effective library programmes that intend to bridge this gap.

Proposals are requested

After an opening plenary keynote address, papers presenters will have the opportunity to illustrate their topics one after the other in front of all attendees. Due to the multilingual audience normally present to the conference, presenters must avail themselves of powerpoint or equivalent slides with English text to be shown to the audience accompanying their oral presentation.

Proposals chosen for presentation will be specific about how libraries and/or associations have tackled issues related to texto and techno literacies in their particular setting, thus developing intergenerational literacies, dialogue, digital inclusion and social cohesion. They should be grounded in theory, research, and/or practical applications. Because these projects will be of wide interest for the audience, speakers may want to bring a poster to display, brochures or flyers to hand out. People submitting successful proposals will be asked to write a brief paper summarizing their library programme or project for publication in the IFLA Proceedings. All chosen presenters will be listed in the official Conference programme.

Proposals in English are required, and should provide the following information:

  • Name and institution of speaker(s)
  • Brief biographical information
  • Proposal title
  • Brief (300 to 500 word) description of project and presentation format
  • Language of presentation


Proposals should be sent to:

Elena Corradini
Secretary of the Literacy and Reading Section

Important dates

Deadline for proposals has been extended to February 24, 2013!

All proposals must be in by 30 November 2012 24 February 2013. Please indicate "IFLA Proposal WLIC 2013" on the subject line.

Finalists will be notified by 15th December 2012 15th March 2013, and will be expected to submit final versions of their papers in one of the official IFLA languages by 15 May 2013.

More information

For more information, please contact:

Leikny Haga Indergaard
Chair of Literacy and Reading Section


All proposals must be in before 24 February 2012.

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 Singapore National Committee and IFLA have worked hard to secure funds for Conference Participation Grants. Up-to-date information will be available on our Conference Participation Grants webpage.

Last update: 28 January 2013