Call for Papers — Open Sessions
Academic and Research Libraries Section with Health and Biosciences Libraries Section
- 31 January 2019, 17:54
Theme: "Library Integration into the Research Lifecycle: A STEM Perspective"
As the scholarly communications landscape evolves, the need for direct librarian support in research teams is growing across the STEM disciplines. Librarians are engaged at every step of the research lifecycle: from proposal generation to funding identification; from data management to data visualization; from publication preparation to deposit of manuscripts and data. We see calls for librarians to join clinical trials teams, reviews of the role of the librarian on the research team, and new roles for librarians to be embedded in the research lifecycle. How has your library engaged on the research life cycle? How is research support organized by your library? We want to hear about research partnerships, research services programs, and research collaboration case studies at your institutions and opportunities that libraries have yet to engage.
The IFLA Academic and Research Libraries (ARL) and Health and Biosciences Libraries (HBS) sections seek to explore this topic more deeply, and invite proposals for their joint open session to be held during IFLA WLIC in Athens, Greece, from 24-30 August 2019.
Under the umbrella of this topic, the session includes, but is not limited to, the following subthemes:
– Research support issues in the STEM disciplines
– The impact of open science in medical and science libraries
– Research data management: from basic skills to in depth consulting
– Library/Research team partnerships
– FAIR data – roles and responsibilities
– Engaging researchers with good RDM
– Strategic planning for research services
– Training students vs. seasoned researchers
– New skills sets the library workforce needs to have
– Future ideas about research services in libraries
The abstract must be submitted in an electronic format and must contain:
– Title of abstract/paper
– Summary of abstract (250 – 300 words maximum)
– An indication of the sub-theme the abstract is focusing on
– Speaker’s name, address, telephone number(s), professional affiliation, email address, keywords (not more than five) and biographical note (40 words).
8 March 2019 (Friday): Deadline for submission of abstract
5 April 2019 (Friday): Notification of acceptance/rejection
31 May 2019 (Friday): Deadline for submission of full paper
Submissions should be sent as email attachments, by 8 March 2019 to:
Octavia-Luciana Madge, HBS committee
Tiiu Tarkpea, ARL committee
Please title the email “IFLA abstract”. Receipt of all submissions will be confirmed.
Proposals will be reviewed by members of the ARL and HBS Standing Committees.
At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Athens. 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 2019 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission 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 author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.
Congress Participation Grants
List of opportunities for support is available on the Conference Participation Grants webpage.