Call for Papers

Management and Marketing Section

Libraries as media

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15 August 2014


Centre Georges Pompidou
Paris, France

How libraries can contribute to explain the world by producing information and organize themselves as medias?

Academic and Public Libraries

Libraries are producing content such as text, video, and digitized. In the process arguably becoming “media.”  This conference will explore this provocative and rapid transition libraries are within and directing, as they go from purveyors of media to producers. Illustrative examples of content are desired for furthering the topics below.

Topics of Interest

  • Human Resources: who is participating on the staff and how are assignments blended in with other duties?

  • Skills Needed:  designated and driven by content or outcome?

  • Editorial decisions:  who makes these and what are the challenges?

  • Social media:  which online presence is related to content?

  • Evaluation:  how is the library adjudged for the content it produces?

  • Copyright:  can content be “re-used” inside the library for differing purposes?

  • Collaboration:  what are optimal ways to connect Internet users and local communities (via content production)

  • Libraries as media:  how are we different than the media of television, radio, social or print?


Abstracts may be delivered in English or French. For presentation at the conference, Speakers may also be in English or French.

Proposals for Presentations

The form (no more than 250 words), should be sent by 31 January 2014 the extended deadline: 28 February 2014.

The one page proposal should also include the name, contact information and institutional affiliation of the author as well as abstract. All proposals will be evaluated by a committee representing the section and supporting library professionals. Eight to ten papers will be selected for this five hours program. 

Final versions of the full papers must be submitted to :


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: 29 January 2014