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World Library and Information Congress: 72nd IFLA General Conference and Council
"Libraries: Dynamic Engines for the Knowledge and Information Society"
20-24 August 2006, Seoul, Korea
Call for Papers
Management of Library Associations Section
"Advocacy in action; new roles for Library Associations"
The Management of Library Associations Section is seeking papers for our program in Seoul entitled: Advocacy in action; new roles for Library Associations
"Library associations are becoming increasingly active in advocating for libraries, for the establishment of libraries where none exist, for increased funding for libraries, and for public recognition of the role that libraries play in literacy and the information society. A series of presentations will explore some of the variety of ways in which library associations around the world have been involved in successful advocacy efforts, and will provide participants with insights in how they can strengthen advocacy activities in their own countries."Examples of these advocacy activities might include:
In addition, papers are solicited which provide practical "how to" advice on how best to initiate or strengthen advocacy efforts in any of the areas above.
We are particularly interested in featuring projects from every area of the world.
HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL:
Please e-mail abstracts (maximum 500 words) by MARCH 9, 2006) to:
Notifications of abstracts acceptance will be issued by 1 April, 2006The deadline for submission of full papers is 15 May, 2006
Please note that regrettably, no financial support can be provided, but a special invitation can be sent to authors of accepted papers.
Abstracts and papers must be submitted in one of the official IFLA languages (English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Arabic or Chinese) or Korean.
We hope to see you at the conference in Seoul and welcome your submissions.
Keith Michael Fiels