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IFLA WLIC 2018

Call for Papers: World Library and Information Congress 2018

January 10, 2018

The 84th World Library and Information Congress will take place from August 24 to 30 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The theme, “Transform Libraries, Transform Societies” with the additional tagline: ‘ Reaching out to the hard to reach’ was chosen in recognition of the critical role played by libraries in the development of a nation particularly in their ability to transform societies.

Many International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) professional units have issued Call for Papers for sessions.

Access to Information Network – Africa (ATINA) Special Interest Group
Theme: “Mechanisms and Metrics for Mainstreaming Knowledge, Libraries and Information Services in Democratic Governance and Development Programmes”

  • Deadline for proposals: 29 January 2018

Agricultural Libraries Special Interest Group
Theme: “Emerging Trends in Internet -based Information Services for Urban and Rural Agricultural Development: an international perspective”

  • Deadline for proposals: 15 February 2018

Art Libraries Section
Theme: “Art libraries versus their users: who is transforming who?”

  • Deadline for proposals: 1 February 2018

Asia and Oceania Section
Theme: “Libraries Transformed to Transform Their Communities (Society)”

  • Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2018

Audiovisual and Multimedia Section joint with the Information Technology Section
Theme: “Video Games: Winning strategies for libraries”

  • Deadline for proposals: 31 January 2018

Bibliography Section
Theme: “National Bibliographies: Forging a Path to Access to Information”

  • Deadline for proposals: 20 February 2018

Cataloguing Section
Theme: “Rethinking data models and formats for better-informed citizens”

  • Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2018

Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section
Theme: “Transform Resource Sharing-exceed expectations”

  • Deadline for proposals: 1 March 2018

Education and Training Section
Theme: “Teaching methodologies and curriculum development in LIS Schools: best practices around the globe”

  • Deadline for proposals: 20 January 2018

Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group joint with Library Services for Children and Young People Section
Theme: “Catalysts for environmental and social sustainability: Libraries supporting young adults’ quest for a better future”

  • Deadline for proposals: 15 February 2018

Genealogy and Local History Section joint with Asia and Oceania Section and Rare Books and Special Collections Section
Theme: “Genealogy and Local History Collection Development – Challenges and Opportunities”

  • Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2018

Government Libraries Section joint with Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section
Theme: “UN Sustainable Development Goals transforming societies through informed policy”

  • Deadline for proposals: 26 February 2018

Health and Biosciences Libraries Section
Theme: “Health Information: Targeting, Connecting and Transforming Lives ”

  • Deadline for proposals: 16 February 2018

Indigenous Matters Section
Theme: “Diverse indigenous voices, decolonizing, transforming, centering practices”

  • Deadline for proposals: 20 February 2018

Knowledge Management Section Joint with Academic and Research Libraries Section and Rare Books and Special Collections Section
Theme: “Digital scholarship and knowledge management: building confidence in the digital world”

  • Deadline for proposals: 2 February 2018

Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section
Theme: “Transforming Library & Research Services for Parliamentary Impact”

  • Deadline for proposals: 16 March 2018

Library Buildings and Equipment Section
Theme: “Designing inclusive libraries”

  • Deadline for proposals: 15 February 2018

Library History Special Interest Group
Theme: “Transform Libraries. Transform Societies: Library outreach to marginalized populations: historical perspectives”

  • Deadline for proposals: 31 January 2018

Library Theory and Research Section joint with Information Literacy Section
Theme: “Information Literacy: From Practice to Research and Back Again”

  • Deadline for proposals: 5 March 2018

Metropolitan Libraries Section
Theme: “Sanctuaries in the city: the public library as a safe space”

  • Deadline for proposals: 18 March 2018

New Professionals Special Interest Group joint with Management of Library Associations Section and Public Libraries Section
Theme: “Librarian Fashion: What does the way we dress say about us?”

  • Deadline for proposals: 18 February 2018

Preservation and Conservation Section joint with the Information Technology Section
Theme: “Planning digital preservation: in for the long run”

  • Deadline for proposals: 2 February 2018

Reference and Information Services Section
Theme: “Reference and Information Services Shifting Gears”

  • Deadline for proposals: 15 February 2018

Religions: Libraries and Dialogue Special Interest Group
Theme: “Interreligious dialogue, information and documentation in a context of transformation”

  • Deadline for proposals: 15 February 2018

Subject Analysis and Access Section
Theme: “Transforming Libraries via Automatic Indexing: The Impact on Metadata Creation, Discovery, and Staffing Decisions”

  • Deadline for proposals: 20 February 2018
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