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World Library and Information Congress: 73rd IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries for the future: Progress, Development and Partnerships"

19-23 August 2007, Durban, South Africa

Russian translation

Call for Papers and Panelists

Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section with Management of Library Associations Section

This programme is a collaboration between the Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section (CPDWL) and the Management of Library Association Section (MLAS)

GLOBAL LIBRARY ASSOCIATION DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM GLAD was developed by the Management of Library Association Section (MLAS) and received the approval of IFLA Governing Board in 2006 as a strategic initiative.

The objective of the programme is to help to develop a set of skills relating to Library Association Management in order to strengthen the pool of qualified personnel who will potentially manage Library Associations at the local level. This in turn will help to strengthen the pool of potential candidates from which IFLA can draw for leadership positions within the Association.

The World Library & Information Congress/ IFLA General Conference takes place in Durban, South Africa, August 19-23, 2007. The overall conference theme is "Libraries for the future: progress, development and partnership". As part of the conference program the CPDWL and MLAS will host a one day session consisting of
Part 1: presentations and,
Part 2: interactive discussion focused on Library Association Management techniques and principles.

This inaugural programme is envisioned as having presentations in the morning with invited speakers allocated 20 minutes presentation time after which there will b e 10 minutes of discussion. The afternoon session will take the form of interactive round-table sessions in the afternoon devoted to discussion of problems and solutions.

LIS educators and practitioners are invited to submit proposals for presentations and roundtable sessions that provide practical information which will enhance the ability of participants to become successful Library Association Managers and Leaders.

Proposals may focus on, but are not limited to:
  • aspects of management in general,
  • working in the political arena,
  • financial management and reporting;
  • writing grants proposals,
  • strategic planning
  • business case proposals
  • mentoring
  • Governance, both administrative and elected

If interested, please send a one-page abstract and information on the author by 15 March 2007 to:
Carla Funk, MLAS Section
E-mail: funk@mlahq.org and
Sylvia Piggott, CPDWL Section
E-mail: spigot@sympatico.ca

The abstracts will be reviewed by members of both standing committees. Successful applicants will be notified by 30 March 2007.
Full papers will be due on 1 May 2007 to allow time for review of papers and translations. Papers should not be longer than 20 pages. A maximum of 20 minutes will be allowed for a presentation or summary of the paper during the Sections program in the Conference.

All the abstracts must be in English. Papers can be presented during the Conference in any IFLA working language (English, French, German, Russian, Spanish), but the interactive round-table sessions in the afternoon should be in English only.

Information on the author should include name, contact details, affiliations (home institution, professional memberships, etc) and a brief statement of experience and expertise related to the themes of this conference program.

Please note that the expenses of attending the Durban conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.