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[InetBib] IFLA Pre-conference 2012 Call for papers

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

Die IFLA Sektionen fuer berufliche Fort- und Weiterbildung  (CPDWL) und 
Information Literacy (IL) bitten um Einreichung von Vortraegen fuer ihre 
gemeinsame Vorkonferenz im kommenden Jahr in Tampere, Finnland bis zum 
9.November 2011.
Den vollstaendigen Text sowie das Bewerbungsformular finden Sie unter 

Call for Proposals                                     
The Road to Information Literacy: Librarians as Facilitators of Learning
IFLA Satellite Meeting in Tampere, Finland – August 8, 9, and 10, 2012
Sponsors:  IFLA’s Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning 
and Information Literacy Sections
The satellite conference will be held immediately prior to the World Library 
and Information Congress in Helsinki, Finland, August 2012.
The theme of the satellite conference is: The Road to Information Literacy: 
Librarians as Facilitators of Learning.

The IFLA Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section 
(CPDWL) and the IFLA Information Literacy Section (IL) invite proposals for 
presentations – research reports, smaller scale interactive roundtable 
discussions, train-the-trainer sessions, workshops, and poster sessions. Some 
proposals will be considered for publication in the proceedings, which will be 
distributed at the Satellite Meeting.
 First-time presenters and new professionals are encouraged to apply.  Students 
in the final year of studies are also invited to participate.

All proposals must be submitted by November 9, 2011 to 

Conference Theme and Focus
We are interested in exploring issues such as: how to provide professional 
development to librarians in all types of libraries so they can help their user 
communities become information literate; tools to support and promote 
information literacy; information literacy in a work context; and the 
importance of the information literacy concept to the role of 
library/information professionals regardless of type of information 

We are interested in these issues as they cut across a variety of 
organizational structures, library types, different cultures and geographical 
regions.  We encourage a diversity of voices.

The conference organizing committee wishes to showcase examples of best 
practices in strategies for developing a library work force that uses 
information literacy skills, both through research based scholarly 
presentations and experiential and practical stories of successes and lessons 
learned.  The organizers are particularly interested in receiving proposals for 
presentations on any of the following, or related, key themes and issues:

Target Audience for the Satellite Meeting
We welcome librarians from public, academic, special and school libraries who 
are interested in developing their information literacy skills and knowledge; 
and librarians who want to understand how to build a strong information 
literacy culture in their libraries.  We also encourage the attendance of 
library and information science students and faculty as well as association 
staff who are interested in the topic.

Published Proceedings
All keynote presentations and a selection of other significant presentations at 
the conference will be peer reviewed and published by K.G. Saur as part of the 
IFLA “greenback” publication series.

Conference Language
The conference will be conducted in English. All papers and presentations will 
be required to be in English (it is hoped to translate papers into the official 
IFLA languages post-conference for addition to the conference website)

Proposals must be submitted in electronic format.
Proposals should be sent, no later than November 9, 2011, to 

Registration Costs
Details of the cost of the conference (registration fees, accommodation options 
and costs etc.) will be available later in 2011. Invited speakers and 
presenters will be required to pay the registration fee and their own travel, 
accommodation and associated costs.

CPDWL and IL will have a limited number of awards to pay the registration fee 
of first time presenters who have been in the profession less than five years 
since the receipt of a library degree.  Please indicate on the proposal 
submission form if you wish to be considered for one of the awards.  The awards 
will be given on a competitive basis.  Criteria for the award will include 
acceptance of the proposal, the appropriateness of the topic, and geographical 

The Program Co-convenors will be happy to respond to questions or comments 
about this conference. Please direct questions to Susan Schnuer at 
schnuer@xxxxxxxxxxxx and Leena T Toivonen at Leena.T.Toivonen@xxxxxx

Mit besten Gruessen
Ulrike Lang
Chair of CPDWL


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