Call for Papers

Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section

Dynamic partnerships for access, development and transformation in libraries for young people

The IFLA Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section invite proposals for papers to be presented at their Open session on Dynamic partnerships for access, development and transformation in libraries for young people during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Cape Town, South Africa 15-21, August 2015.

Partners seem more important for libraries than ever, and they cooperate with librarians in different areas and ways: expertise in various fields, cooperation for activities...  Whether partners are public or private, local, national or international, organizations or individuals, whether they provide funding or they are financed by the library, they are vital in the library’s life.

The session aims to highlight innovative, inspiring partnerships in children and young adults’ libraries, in different areas of library work, in different countries and contexts.

Submission Guidelines

Proposals should be sent before 15 February 2015 via email to :

Kirsten Boelt

Proposals in English:

  • Title of paper
  • Summary of paper (up to 500 words)
  • The speaker’s name, address, telephone and fax numbers,  email address, professional affiliation
  • and short biographical note (40 words)

The abstracts will be reviewed by the Review Committee. Successful proposals will be identified and announced by 1 March 2015.

Full text papers should be submitted in a Word file by 30 April 2015. Papers should be 3-20 pages long and written in any of IFLA languages. Papers must include an abstract and an appendix with practical recommendations derived from the paper.

Simultaneous Interpretation will be provided. The length of oral presentations of papers will be communicated in due time. Presentations can be in any of IFLA languages. The texts of oral presentations must be sent at least three weeks before the conference, so that their translation can be prepared.

Important Dates

Deadline for submissions 15 February 2015

Notification of acceptance/rejection 1 March 2015

Deadline for submission of final papers 30 April 2015


All proposals must be in before 15 February 2015.

Please note

At least one of the paper's authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Cape Town. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.

All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2015 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license. Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Author Form.

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 letter can be issued to authors.

Congress Participation Grants

List of opportunities for support is available on our Conference Participation Grants webpage.

Last update: 7 January 2015