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[InetBib] WLIC 2008: Call for papers IFLA Section Education & Training

74th IFLA General Conference & Council, Quebec, Canada, August 10-14, 2008


Call for papers

The IFLA Section for Education and Training (SET) seeks papers for its
Open Session on the topic "Recruiting students into LIS programmes:
Navigating towards global understanding"   This topic has been chosen in
accordance with the main theme of the conference, Libraries without
borders, Navigating towards global understanding.  A separate call for
papers has been issued for the Section's offsite session.

Colleagues from around the world are invited to submit an abstract for
consideration for the SET Open Session under the theme:

Recruiting students into LIS programmes: Navigating towards global

We are particularly keen to have papers and perspectives from LIS
educators, practitioners and students and from a wide range of library
sectors (e.g. public, academic, school, special).  Papers must be original
and could cover issues like:
*        Attraction to the profession (What attracts students to this
profession?) ( Are we attracting the right people and the best people to
the profession?).
*        They might be relevant, but are our educational programs attractive?
*        Is there a need for a professional qualification?
*        Employability of graduates.
*        Differentiation in educational programmes; or one size fits all?
*        Am I getting what I want after library school (are students getting the
jobs they expect after graduating?  Are employers getting the type of new
graduate they expect?)

Language of the session: The paper should be in one of the IFLA official
languages. It is hoped that simultaneous interpretation will be available
for this session, but we strongly recommend that the presentation slides
are in English, even if the presentation is delivered in one of the other
official languages.

Important dates and information:  Proposals for papers must be submitted
by: February 1st 2008. The proposal should clearly indicate the session it
is for and include a title, a 200-400 word abstract plus a brief speaker
biography. All proposals will be evaluated by a refereeing committee
representing the IFLA Section of Education and Training: Mouna Benslimane
(Morocco),  Barbara I.Dewey (United States), Jacqueline Dussolin-Faure
(France), S.B. Ghosh (India), Niels Ole Pors (Denmark) and Kerry Smith
(Australia).  Please email your proposals to: Dr Kerry Smith (Australia),

Successful candidates will be notified by 3 March 2008 and must supply the
full paper by 15 April 2006 to allow time for the review of papers and
preparation of translations.  Details on the format and length of the
final paper will be emailed to the successful candidates.

At least one of the paper's authors must undertake to be present to
deliver a summary of the paper during the Section's programme in Québec.
PLEASE NOTE that the Section for Education and Training has no funds to
assist prospective authors: abstracts should only be submitted on the
understanding that the expenses of attending the Québec conference
(including travel, expenses and conference fee) will be the responsibility
of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers. Some national
professional associations may be able to help fund certain expenses, and a
small number of grants for conference attendance may be available at:

Dr. des. Petra Hauke
Tel. +49 30 741 59 03
Fax +49 30 740 70 216
D-12107 Berlin

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