Call for Papers

LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group

LIS Education in Developing Countries: Collaboration Across Borders as Infinite Possibilities

Collaboration enhances exchange of information for mutual benefit, and identifying activities, sharing resources, and increases the capacity of one another to achieve mutual goals or purpose. LIS Education in developing countries will achieve greater results, success, resources, and recognition when working together. The more LIS Education in developing countries can share lessons about what works from curriculum design to programs, the more they can advance. The LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group (SIG) for the past years has provided a forum of collaboration, provided valuable opportunities to share information, generate initiatives and explore common ground in achieving their goals and aspirations.

Papers should address, but not limited to:

  • Curriculum design
  • Teaching
  • Learning
  • Student exchange
  • Faculty exchange
  • Collaborative research
  • Lifelong learning
  • Governance
  • Internationalization
  • Study Abroad
  • Programs
  • Overcoming challenges

Submission Guidelines

Proposal abstract of 300 words should be submitted in English as MS file and it should include:

  • Title of the paper
  • Name (s) of presenter (s)
  • Position
  • Institution
  • Contact information including email address and telephone number
  • Short biographical statement of presenter(s)

Abstract should be submitted by February 1, 2013 to:

Dr. Ismail Abdullahi
Convener, LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group (SIG)

  • Accepted papers will be notified by February 20, 2013.
  • Full papers accepted for presentation should be sent by May 15, 2013. Papers should be in English. Each presenter will have 20 minutes for presentation. The author(s) must present the paper.

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Important dates

February 1, 2013:Submission of proposals
February 20, 2013:Accepted papers will be notified
May 15, 2013:Deadline for authors to submit final papers



All proposals must be in before 1 February 2013.

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: 9 January 2013