Call for Conference Papers
Women's Issues Section (WIS)
Women, Libraries and Economic Development
The theme of the World Library and Information Congress has been declared as "Libraries: Tools for
Education and Development." Information and knowledge are critical components of a successful and
The Women’s Issues Section invites librarians, educators, researchers, social scientists and others
to submit proposals for papers, to be given in the program of the WIS, which provide insight and
experience on the role of information and libraries in supporting economic development, particularly as this
relates to women and women’s issues.
Proposals for papers must follow the Women’s Issues Section’s dual objectives concerning the status of
women in libraries and dealing with the information needs of and services to women. Proposals, in English,
or Spanish and abstracts of 200 words, also in English or Spanish, should be sent by 31 January, 2004. Final
papers should not exceed 15 pages double-spaced; the presentations should not exceed twenty minutes in length.
Proposals may be sent via email to:
Ms Leena Siitonen
28007 MADRID, SPAIN
Ms Monica Ertel
66 Oakdale Avenue
SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901, USA
Please note that all fees, including registration to the conference, travel, accommodation etc. are the
responsibility of the authors of the accepted papers.