Call for Papers — Open Sessions
LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group
- 22 February 2019, 11:44
Theme: "LIS Education in Developing Countries: Challenges and Trends"
IFLA LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group invites you to submit a proposal for papers to be presented at its 2-hour open session at the 85th IFLA World Library and Information Congress to be held in Athens, Greece, 24-30 August 2019.
LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group, sponsored by Education and Training Section, is focused on curriculum development as well as policy and procedure design for assessment and accreditation of LIS schools in the developing countries.
We are seeking papers that discuss what challenges developing countries are experiencing in their LIS schools or what recent trends they are addressing with their LIS education?
Proposals must be submitted by 24 March 2019, be original and previously unpublished work of author(s), written in English, and include:
1. Title of the proposed paper;
2. Name(s) of author(s);
3. Professional role (or official title of author(s));
4. Author’s institutional affiliation, if any;
5. Author’s e-mail address;
6. Abstract of the proposed paper (up to 500 words); and
7. Short professional bios of presenter(s) – (up to 200 words).
Selection of papers is based on the abstract, and presenters will be notified whether they have been successful by 31 March 2019.
The full paper is due by 31 May 2019. Completed papers should not be more than 4,000 words, single-spaced in Times New Roman 12 point in MS Word. Papers should be in English.
All proposals must be received by 24 March 2019.
Please email your proposals, full-text papers and questions to:
Dr Elham Sayyad Abdi, Convener, IFLA LIS Education in Developing Countries Special Interest Group
Fulbright Scholar-In-Residence, University of the Pacific
|24 March 2019:||Submission of abstract|
|31 March 2019:||Notification to authors|
|31 May 2019:||Submission of full text|
Presentation at the Conference
The open session will feature presentations of 15 minutes in length.
Presenters are encouraged to plan time for discussion and interaction at the session, rather than having paper presentations only.
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.
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.