Call for Papers

Knowledge Management Section
& Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section

Knowledge Management as a vital tool for change management


15 August 2014


Lyon Gallo-Roman Museum, 17 Rue Cleberg, 69005 Lyon, France.

The Conference will be held in the Gallo-Roman Museum of Lyon on the Fourvière hill overlooking the city of Lyon. The Museum shows rich and famous antique collections and ruins. You will be able to visit its Roman amphitheater and have the best view of the city and the Rhone-Alps, only an hour's train ride away.


IFLA Knowledge Management Section with Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning.

Conference Theme and Focus

The one day satellite meeting will focus on the processes which promote change management in the fluctuating environment that libraries face. It includes the tools that library managers can use and the methods they can adopt through Knowledge Management to make a success of this transition period.

Our objectives are:

  • To share best practices in change management of persons or contents
  • To experience KM tools which can guide change management
  • To learn methods of change management through feedback
  • To cope with our new professional environment the best way

Librarians, information professionals, researchers and others who experiment or foresee a change in their organizations using knowledge management tools are invited to submit proposals for presentation at the meeting.

Papers are requested to focus on the following topics:

  • Change management feedback
  • KM tools' uses in change management
  • Adaptation to new library trends using KM
  • Theoretical reflections in KM methods for change
  • KM methods to change human organization
  • KM methods to change management of contents


If you are interested in contributing, please send:

  • An abstract of 300-500 words, in English, including a title.
  • An outline of the presentation.
  • A brief biographical notice of the author(s)/presenter(s) with information on current employment.
  • Submitter's mailing address.

Send all this by 31 January the extended deadline 28 February 2014 to:
Julien Sempéré

The submissions will be reviewed by a program planning committee of the Knowledge Management Section Standing Committee.

The selection will be based on the abstracts and rated on how well they fit the program theme. Authors will be contacted by 15 March 2014.


For successful applicants the deadline for submission of full papers is 31 May 2014 to allow time to review the papers and all other organizational needs. The papers must be original submissions, not published elsewhere, and should be no longer than 15 pages, double spaced. Papers should be in English.

Presentations at the satellite meeting will be limited to approximately 20 minutes and will be a summary of the original paper. The presenter is encouraged to use PowerPoint.

The conference will be conducted in English and all presentations will be required to be in English.

For information on the IFLA Knowledge Management Section, please see:

For additional information on this call for papers, you may contact Julien Sempéré.

Important Deadlines

31 January 2014 Submission of proposal
15 March 2014 Notification of acceptance of proposal
31 May 2014 Submission of full papers


All proposals must be in before 28 февраля 2014.

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 French 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: 11 February 2014