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IFLA Conference

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

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Call for Papers

Reference and Information Services Section

Reference and Information Services Section invites the submission of proposals for papers to be presented at our two-hour open session in Durban

Theme: Getting and keeping ahead: educating for reference and information services for the future

Subjects of interest:
  • What skills and competencies are needed
  • Advocacy directed at the staff: the need for skills and their continuous updating
  • Advocacy directed at educators and employers
  • Formal teaching in library schools
  • Learning in the work place
  • How library staff can aid students
  • Continuing education


Deadline for submitting a detailed one-page abstract and full author details is January 22, 2007. Late submissions will not be considered.

The selected presenters will be notified by end of February 2007.


Must be original; written in English, or with an English translation attached, and should be no longer than maximum 5,000 words + with an abstract of 350 words.

Selected papers will be published on the IFLA website prior to the conference.

Papers must be submitted no later than May 1, 2007.

Presentations at the open session will be a summary of the paper in English and should not exceed 20 minutes in length. There will be an open forum to allow audience interaction with the speakers, who should be fluent in English.

Please send your abstract via e-mail to:
Bodil Wöhnert
Central Library in Esbjerg
Norregade 19
DK 6700 Esbjerg. Denmark
Phone (+45) 76 16 19 61
Fax. (+45) 76 16 20 03
E-mail: bow@esbjergkommune.dk

Papers are required to meet the IFLA guidelines posted at http://archive.ifla.org/IV/ifla73/callinfo-en.htm.