IASL 2014 conference


The 2014 International Association of School Librarianship conference and Research Forum will be held in Moscow, Russia from 25 – 30 August, 2014.


The call for papers for the 43rd Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship, incorporating the 18th International Forum on Research in School Librarianship, has been issued. The conference theme is “School Library in the Knowledge Society: use of cognitive technologies, form creative person”. The deadline for proposal submissions is March 1, 2014. More details may be found on the conference website www.iasl2014.org.

Proposals are invited from librarians, principals, teachers, educators, researchers, and others directly involved with the development or management of school libraries. Others who share an interest in advancing the field of school librarianship, including publishers, vendors, authors, illustrators, architects, psychologists, economists, and journalists, are also welcome to submit proposals.


Proposals may be developed around four types of presentations – workshops (90 or 180 minutes), professional papers (20 minutes), research papers (20 minutes) and posters. The proposals should clearly relate to one of the conference sub-themes:

•    School library as a cognitive resource for the development of education

•    New brands of school library: information culture and e-environment in the context of cognitive sciences development

•    School library on the map of cognitive future

•    School library in a rapidly changing world

•    School library as a forming center of personal information culture

•    The world of school libraries’ worlds: searching for harmony, intelligence, technology, culture

•    School librarian – an agent of change in modern educational approaches to teaching

•    New approaches in the all-life learning system of teacher-librarians.

For further information, please check the website or send a message to iasl2014@rusla.ru

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