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[InetBib] Call for Papers_ IFLA Library Buildings and Equipment Section

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

bitte beachten Sie den angefügten Call for Papers für die Open Session 
der IFLA-Sektion "Library buildings and Equipment" während der 78. 
IFLA-Konferenz in Helsinki im August 2012.
Mit den besten Grüßen

Dorothea Sommer

Call for Papers

Session hosted by the Section for Library Buildings and Equipment
in Helsinki, Finland
at the 78th World Library and Information Congress, 11-17 August 2012

Session title: Making the case for change through evaluation: 
post-occupancy evaluation of library buildings

The architectural realisation of a building and its opening to the 
public with a range of services are central components of the building 
and design process of libraries. Post-Occupancy Evaluation (POE) is the 
final step in this process. It provides a useful opportunity to assess 
whether the construction and design of the building has indeed met the 
library’s and users’ requirements and how effectively the building 
functions for both users and library staff as well as how easy it is to 
maintain. As buildings age and as various external and internal changes 
impact upon them, it is necessary to be able to provide an objective and 
empirical assessment of how such buildings and the spaces within them 
function as well as identifying problems and proposing solutions to the 
governing bodies.

The Library Buildings & Equipment Standing Committee is looking for 
papers which discuss innovative ways to evaluate space, functions, 
services and maintenance of new and old library buildings. We are 
particularly interested in case studies that highlight the reasons for, 
the methodology used and the outcome of, a Post-Occupancy Evaluation of 
a library building. Special emphasis should be given to the economic 
implications of effective and efficient operations and maintenance in 
relation to financial constraints. The evaluation can consider a single 
aspect such as service patterns, functional design issues, technical 
systems issues, or legibility issues from the various perspectives of 
the users, library staff and architects. We would like the programme to 
balance theoretical approaches and best practice case studies of 
Post-Occupancy Evaluation in library design and construction.

The theme of WLIC 2012, "Libraries now! Inspiring, Surprising, 
Empowering" should provide the context of the presentation.

The following should be provided:

- name and institution of presenter(s)

- an abstract of the paper describing the project, process or research 
carried out (1 page, up to 350 words) preferably in English

- relevant biographical information of author(s)/presenter(s)

Send your proposals by 31th , January 2012 via e-mail to the chair of 
the LBE section Dorothea Sommer (dorothea.sommer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx).

The abstracts will be reviewed and selected by a Review Committee. The 
paper can be given at the congress in any of IFLA’s official languages. 
Successful proposals will be identified and announced by February 20, 2012.

If a paper is selected authors must commit to presenting it in Helsinki.

All presenters and their papers will be listed in the final IFLA 
Programme. Therefore presenters must forward the full text of their 
papers by April 15, 2012 to allow time for review and for preparation of 
translations. The time allowed for the presentation will be 20 minutes. 
Papers should be no longer than 20 pages.


Please note that it is the presenters’ responsibility to find funding 
for their participation (registration fee, travel, accommodation and 
associated costs). IFLA is not in a position to fund attendance at the 


Dr. Dorothea Sommer
Chair, IFLA Section Library buildings and Equipment

Stellvertretende Direktorin

Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt
August-Bebel-Str. 13
06098 Halle (Saale)

Tel. 0345/ 55 22 191
Fax  0345/ 55 27 140



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