IFLA satellite calls for proposal

Call for Papers

IFLA Information Literacy Section Satellite Meeting
Limerick Ireland August 14-15th 2014

In conjunction with the IFLA WLIC 2014

Facing the Future: Librarians and Information Literacy in a Changing Landscape
Satellite meeting website: http://www.iflasatellitelimerick.com

As librarians, we are living in a digital age, a time of relentless change. This changing media landscape, together with the rapid growth in information, is affecting individuals and societies now more than ever, and information literacy competencies will be crucial to their success. What is the new face of information literacy in this complex, multifaceted information environment of the future and how can librarians redefine their roles and help shape this changing landscape?

You are invited to join in this dialogue by submitting proposals addressing the following topics:

A.    Information literacy and lifelong learning in a changing landscape

B.     Information literacy – theoretical approaches (standards, assessment, collaboration, etc.)

C.     Success stories and best practices

D.    Strategic planning, policy, and advocacy for media and information literacy in a digital age

Paper Submission
We accept submissions in any of the following forms: Full paper to be published in conference proceedings, Presentation, Roundtable discussion, Poster session, Train-the-trainers workshop, and PechaKucha.

First-time presenters and new professionals are encouraged to apply. Students are also invited to participate. All proposals must be submitted by February 28, 2014 using the Proposal submission form.

Important Dates
Submission of Abstracts and Proposals:         February 28, 2014
Notification of acceptance:                             April 15, 2014
Dissemination of final programme:                May 1, 2014
Deadline for authors to submit slides:            July 21, 2014
Satellite Meeting:                                            August 14-15, 2014

 More information
See the Conference website for additional details at: http://www.iflasatellitelimerick.com



IFLA Call for Papers for Satellite Meeting of IFLA Conference 2014

Presentation theme: 15 to 20 year olds reading across the world: Why? Where? How?
Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, France,  Saturday, August 23rd 2014

IFLA Section Libraries for Children and Young Adults AND IFLA Section School Libraries  Centers
In collaboration with IASL International Association of School Librarianship and the local Organizing Committee

Young people between 15 and 20 years old around the world live in very different geographic, social, economic, every-day life conditions. Some attend secondary school or university, some work, some both study and work and some do not study nor work. Changing, fickle, they are at an age that is key for self-construction, and they often receive little support from adults. Cultural institutions in every country struggle to attract these teenagers and young adults. They are an important target for cultural workers trying to interest them in reading. How can we give or restore a place for reading in their lives? How can 15-20 year olds that do not read be led to reading? What roles can be played by physical and digital libraries, by schools and cultural institutions, by associations and work places? This conference intends to study these questions and to produce recommendations useful to practitioners. The expected audience is likely to include public and school librarians, teachers, cultural workers, students and scholars as well other professionals working with teenagers and young adults. We are particularly interested in presentations on the following topics:
1. Places and practices for 15-20 year olds’ reading across the world The professionals’ point of view : How do professionals in different countries view young people’s reading/not reading and their reading places? The young people’s point of view : What vision do 15-20 year olds in different countries have of reading, of reading places and of professionals?
2. What reading offerings (printed/digital), for what reading programs around the world, to render reading visible and attractive? Programs for 15-20 year olds: How to introduce books to them? (design of reading places; collection display in public libraries, school libraries, residences and associations for young people ; oral/written presentations of texts by teachers, librarians and others; marketing; reading clubs) The question of “legitimate” content: Are there « good » or « bad » reads? Must one absolutely read? Why? How is the question of “legitimate” content considered across the world? How do schools across the world set the rules for reading? How is literature for young adults considered: is it of good quality and adapted to readers? Is reading for pleasure opposed to “high reading”? How is digital technology used to foster 15-20 year olds’ reading and participation?
3. How do all actors, including young people, participate in reading programs around the world? The importance of young people’s active participation in reading programs: How are the programs organized, what skills and training are necessary for the actors involved in those programs? Bringing reading and culture to 15-20 year olds where they are: outreach programs, partnerships with other professionals; partnerships with commercial enterprises, schools, cultural institutions, and associations. How to reach young people who read very little or do not read at all? What actions and programs are needed for them?

4. How to evaluate reading programs for 15-20 year olds? How to devise quality evaluation? How to fix precise goals? What criteria for evaluation? What are the difficulties? Are difficulties for evaluation the same in different countries? Case studies

Submission Guidelines:  Proposals should be sent before January 31st 2013 via email to : Kirsten Boelt / Email kbt-kultur@aalborg.dk
Proposals must include in English or in French (please submit in both languages if it is possible for you):
– Title of paper
– Summary of paper (up to 500 words)
– The speaker’s name, address, telephone and fax numbers, professional affiliation, email address and short biographical note (40 words)
The official languages of the meeting are English and French. Simultaneous Interpretation will be provided.
The abstracts will be reviewed by the Review Committee. Successful proposals will be identified and announced by February 21st, 2014.
Full text papers should be submitted in a Word file by 30 April, 2014. Papers should be 3-20 pages long and written in English or in French. Papers must include an abstract and an appendix with practical recommendations derived from the paper. The length of oral presentations of papers will be communicated in due time. Presentations can be in English or in French. 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 January 31st 2013
Notification of acceptance/rejection February 21st 2013
Final program and full registration information April 2013
Deadline for submission of final papers April 30th 2013

Expenses: Registration fees will be waived for the speakers. However, it is the speakers’ responsibility to find funding for travel, accommodation and associated costs, which IFLA and its Sections are not in a position to fund.