Call for Papers

LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group

LIS education in developing countries for strong libraries and strong societies


Development of strong societies is grounded on strong libraries providing library and information services that meet information needs of members from diverse communities they serve, children, youth, women, citizens, scholars. Likewise, it is necessary that strong libraries relay on librarians owning suitable knowledge and skills to play a successful role in the new libraries and information settings, but without neglecting the local characteristics of their communities. 

LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group (SIG) for the past years has provided a forum of collaboration, providing valuable opportunities to share information, generate initiatives and explore common ground for achieving their goals and aspirations. In this time, LIS educators from developing countries would share experiences about how to educate librarians able to build strong libraries supporting strong societies development.

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 a Word 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 15 February 2014 to:

Dr. Felipe Martinez-Arellano
Convener, LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group (SIG)
E-mail: [email protected]

Accepted papers will be notified by 10 March 2014.

Full papers accepted for presentation should be sent by 15 May  2014. 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

15 February 2014: Submission of proposals
10 March 2014: Accepted papers will be notified
15 May 2014: Deadline for authors to submit final papers


All proposals must be in before 15 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: 23 December 2013