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World Library and Information Congress:
70th IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries: Tools for Education and Development"

August 22th - 27th 2004, Buenos Aires, Argentina








Call for Conference Papers
Government Libraries

Open Session - Theme: The Role of Information Literacy in a Democracy;
How Government Libraries Can Help

Information and information literacy play an important role in democratic systems. The manner in which governments deliver information to citizens and the degree to which citizens are literate about their government, vary tremendously. The Open Session focuses on the need for information literacy of individuals as well as public organisations and communities. In this context 'information literacy' may be defined in different ways. Experiences and examples from countries with recent political changes are welcome. The session’s theme arises from IFLA’s Presidential theme, for 2003-2005, of "Libraries and Lifelong Literacy".

The session seeks to bring together government and parliamentary librarians to
  • share experiences
  • discuss definitions
  • find solutions and compare models.

Papers are cordially invited to the session theme. Two papers will be selected for presentation.

Important dates
Deadline for proposals in the form of a brief (max 500 word) abstract: 1 March 2004
Notification of acceptance/rejection of proposals: 1 April 2004
Submission of full papers: 15 May 2004

Authors will be asked to send their completed paper in English or one of the four other recognized languages of IFLA, French, German, Russian or Spanish. This will allow time for translation and publication in the Conference Proceedings.

Please send papers to:
Jerry W. Mansfield, Chair
Congressional Research Service
3012 Spark Lane
Bowie, MD, United States
E-mail: jmansfield@crs.loc.gov

Note: No financial support can be provided, but a special invitation can be issued to authors of accepted papers. Papers must be submitted in one of the official IFLA languages (English, French, German, Russian, Spanish).


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