Call for Papers: World Library and Information Congress


Call for Papers: World Library and Information Congress: 73rd IFLA General Conference and Council, Durban, South Africa, 19-23 August 2007

Libraries for the future: Progress, Development and Partnerships

The IFLA Social Science Libraries Section Standing Committee invites Library and Information Science professionals to submit paper proposals on the theme:

“Evidence Based Practice in Social Science Libraries: Using research and empirical data to improve service”

Proposals should focus on one or more of the following areas within Social Science Library settings:
  • Case Studies that demonstrate the use of Evidence Based Practice to improve or create new library services
  • Case Studies that focus on the use of Evidence Based Practice to guide professional development of librarians
  • Essays that provide theoretical or practical approaches to Evidence Based Practice for social science libraries (this may include the application of Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodologies such as Fieldwork and Observation, Interviewing, Qualitative Inquiry, Meta-analysis, Evaluation Studies etc…)

Important Dates

Please e-mail abstracts (maximum 500 words) by 1 February 2007 to: Steve Witt, Standing Committee Chair,

Accompanied by the following information:
  • Abstract
  • Names of presenter(s)
  • Position or title of presenter (s)
  • Employer or affiliated institution
  • Mailing address
  • Telephone/fax numbers
  • E-mail address
  • Short biographical statement and resume

Notifications of abstracts acceptance will be issued by 1 March 2006. The deadline for submission of full papers is 1 May 2006.

Important Notes

Regrettably, no financial support can be provided, but a special invitation can be sent to authors of accepted papers.

Abstracts and papers must be submitted in one of the official IFLA languages (Chinese, English, French, German, Russian, and Spanish).

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