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[InetBib] Call for Papers - IFLA Public Libraries Section satellite - 10.-11.08.2016 Philadelphia

The IFLA Public Libraries Section invites you to submit a proposal for the IFLA 
Satellite Meeting to be hosted by the Free Library of Philadelphia on Wednesday 
10 and Thursday 11 August 2016.

Theme:  21st Century Literacies in Public Libraries
Date: 10-11 August 2016
Venue: The Free Library of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Web site: https://plsphiladelphia.wordpress.com/

Conference theme and focus
For many years literacy has been core to the provision of public library 
services but as the world in which we live has changed, so has the concept of 
literacy. It has expanded from the traditionally understood definition as 'the 
ability to read and write' to encompass proficiency in a range of other fields. 
We now talk about civic, health, financial, digital, and information literacy 
(to name but a few).

What role does the public library have in developing and delivering these 
services? This is the question we will address through our exciting program 
which will comprise a combination of keynote speakers and targeted papers  We 
are seeking innovative examples of wide-ranging literacy initiatives in public 
libraries with transferrable outcomes.

Over the two days of the meeting delegates will have the opportunity to spend 
time with colleagues and to share and learn from others' experiences. The 
expected audience is likely to include public library staff, cultural workers, 
students and scholars, other professionals working in the information industry 
and government representatives.

Further information is available 


Public Libraries Section - 2015 winner of the IFLA Professional Unit 
Communication Award

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