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World Library and Information Congress: 69th IFLA General Conference and Council

Access Point Library:
Media - Information - Culture

August 1st - 9th 2003 Berlin, Germany
Patron: German Federal President Johannes Rau








Call for Papers - Asia and Oceania Section

It is increasingly recognised in many developing countries that the public library has a key role in the education and social development of citizens, as well as a function in contributing to a knowledge-based society. This means that the public library must be seen as a learning organisation. Accordingly, under the theme, Public Libraries as Learning Resource Centres, the Section wishes to receive abstracts of papers for possible presentation at this session from individuals or organisations in the Asia-Pacific region.

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • The public library as a learning organisation
  • Information services in public libraries, especially
  • Information literacy
  • Meeting the needs of specific client groups (physically challenged, youth, women, etc.)
  • Public library services to rural communities
  • Collection building for lifelong learning in public libraries
  • IT applications for improved services and enhancement of learning
Abstracts must be received by 31 December 2002, and successful applicants will be informed by 1 February 2003. Once an abstract is accepted, presenters are required to give a firm undertaking that they will attend the Conference in Berlin. Full papers must be received by 1 May 2003. There will be one speaker's grant awarded to the best full paper received by 1 March 2003, with the grantee informed by 15 March 2003. Other speakers will be required to find their own support for attending the Conference.

Questions and abstracts may be directed to the Section officers:

Ms Rashidah Begum, Chair RSCAO
Penang State Public Library Corporation
E-mail: rashidahbegum@pd.jaring.my
Fax: +60 4 659 6220

Professor G E Gorman, Secretary, RSCAO
Victoria University of Wellington
E-mail: gary.gorman@vuw.ac.nz
Fax: +64 4 463 5184


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