Calls for Papers for Open Sessions

The professional programme of the IFLA WLIC 2019 is shaped by open sessions organised by IFLA’s Professional Units. Every year, the IFLA Professional Units (Sections and Special Interest Groups) issue Calls for Papers to receive proposals from colleagues around the world.

Calls are launched between December 2018 and January 2019 and are collected on this page as soon as they become available.

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Open Sessions

Academic and Research Libraries Section with Health and Biosciences Libraries Section

Theme: "Library Integration into the Research Lifecycle: A STEM Perspective"

Deadline for proposals: 8 March 2019

Acquisition and Collection Development Section joint with Digital Humanities – Digital Scholarship Special Interest Group

Theme: "Digital Scholarship and Collection Development: Crossroads and Intersections"

Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2019

Africa Section

Theme: "Libraries at the center of community transformation"

Deadline for proposals: 15 February 2019

Art Libraries & Subject Analysis and Access Sections

Theme: "Libraries, archives and museums in dialogue: Improving access to complementary collections"

Deadline for proposals: 15 February 2019

Asia and Oceania Section

Theme: "Libraries: Create Spaces – Inspire Dialogue – Empower Community"

Deadline for proposals: 15 February 2019

Audiovisual and Multimedia Section joint with Preservation and Conservation Section and Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC)

Theme: "It's good to preserve, it's even better to share: Sound and visual cultural heritage in local communities"

Deadline for proposals: 15 February 2019

Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section

Theme: "Navigating Your Own Professional Development: Effective Use of the 2016 IFLA Guidelines for Continuing Professional Development "

Deadline for proposals: 15 March 2019

Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section joint with Evidence for Global and Disaster Health (E4GDH) Special Interest Group

Theme: "Active and interactive learning and development strategies to extend LIS practice: the need for new skills to meet the challenges of our world"

Deadline for proposals: 15 March 2019

Education and Training Section

Theme: "LIS Education Role in Libraries Dialogue for Change"

Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2019

Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group

Theme: "Let’s Change Now: Libraries Driving Sustainability"

Deadline for proposals: 1 March 2019

Government Information and Official Publications Section

Theme: "International Financial Institutions, Governments, and Austerity: Banks, Bailouts, and Information on Global Debt Crises "

Deadline for proposals: 15 March 2019

Government Libraries joint with Library and Research Services for Parliaments Sections

Theme: "Libraries: dialogue for change – From gatekeeping to advocacy"

Deadline for proposals: 8 March 2019

Health and Biosciences Libraries Section

Theme: "Health information professionals - Developing the dialogue, addressing the challenges of the future"

Deadline for proposals: 15 March 2019

Knowledge Management Section with the Information Technology Section and the Big Data Special Interest Group

Theme: "Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining to transform knowledge management and information services in libraries and information organizations"

Deadline for proposals: 15 March 2019

Latin America and Caribbean Section

Theme: "Innovating in times of change: how libraries in Latin America respond to changes in education, infrastructure, services, etc."

Deadline for proposals: 1 March 2019

Law Libraries Section

Theme: "Access to the Law of the Countries of the World for Vulnerable Communities"

Deadline for proposals: 22 February 2019

LGBTQ Users Special Interest Group

Theme: "Let’s talk about change: How libraries and LGBTIQ communities are challenging stereotypes"

Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2019

Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section

Theme: "Informing dialogue, enabling change"

Deadline for proposals: 15 March 2019

Library Buildings and Equipment Section

Theme: "Keeping it Real while Augmenting Reality: the Impact of Technology and Equipment on Library Design"

Deadline for proposals: 15 February 2019

New Professionals Special Interest Group joint with Management and Marketing Section

Theme: "Library love stories"

Deadline for proposals: 3 March 2019

Preservation and Conservation Section joint with Big Data Special Interest Group

Theme: "Data challenges in libraries"

Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2019

Preservation and Conservation Section joint with Rare Books and Special Collections Section and Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation (PAC)

Theme: "Forward thinking to lessen the effects of disasters or all types, weather and/or man-made"

Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2019

Rare Books & Special Collections Section

Theme: "The migration of books: cultural heritage (objects) and ideas on the move"

Deadline for proposals: 5 March 2019

Reference & Information Services Section

Theme: "Debating the Impact and Reach of Reference & Information Services"

Deadline for proposals: 29 March 2019

Religions: Libraries and Dialogue Special Interest Group

Theme: "Document religious conflicts without sustaining resentment"

Deadline for proposals: 25 February 2019

Science & Technology Libraries Section joint with the Reference & Information Services Section and the Audio Visual & Multimedia Section

Theme: "Moving beyond traditional collections & services: Supporting science in innovative ways"

Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2019

Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section joint with the Committee on Standards

Theme: "Standards Relating to Serials, Continuing Resources and Scholarly Communications"

Deadline for proposals: 1 March 2019

Women, Information, & Libraries Special Interest Group in partnership with Libraries without borders

Theme: "Building Best Practices to serve Women & Girls"

Deadline for proposals: 15 March 2019