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IFLA Conference

World Library and Information Congress: 74th IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries without borders: Navigating towards global understanding"

10-14 August 2008, Québec, Canada

Spanish translation 

Call for Papers

Government Libraries Section

Theme: "Conquering Barriers - The Politics of Information: Communication, Collaboration, and Content"

Today's information professional must deal with a variety of competing interests. We cannot operate in a vacuum and must learn to partner with colleagues, information providers and others with a vested interest in our success.

We are seeking papers which discuss real library and information center examples where you may have had to break down some barriers between librarians, the information providers and the end users. Perhaps an information provider was once considered a threat to your survival but you collaborated with the provider to provide a service. Perhaps there were internal office or organizational politics that posed barriers to the provision of information but were overcome by successful communication. Some information professionals may have worked closely with an information provider to customize content that would work in your office environment.

Tell us about it. Share your experience.

Please send a detailed abstract (1 page or at least 300 words) of the proposed paper (must not have been published elsewhere) and relevant biographical information for the author(s)/presenter(s) by 1 February 2008 via email to Rebecca Davies at: rebecca.davies12@wales.gsi.gov.uk

The abstracts will be reviewed by members of the Government Libraries Section.

Proposals selected will be identified by 29 February 2008.

Completed papers will be due by 25 April 2008.

Papers should be no longer than 15 typed pages. A maximum of 20 minutes will be allowed for a summary delivery of the paper during the Section's Open Programme in Québec. Members of the Section will work with authors to ensure a quality and timely paper.

Please note that the expenses of attending the Québec conference (including travel, conference fee, and any other expenses) will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of the accepted papers.