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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
Reading Section

Libraries, language and literacy: linking continents through reading promotion programmes

The IFLA Reading Section is hosting an open session in Buenos Aires.

Theme and objectives:
The general theme for the session is "Libraries, language and literacy: linking continents through reading promotion programmes." This broad theme is linked to the overall conference theme "Libraries: tools for education and development", and to IFLA President Kay Raseroka’s theme of lifelong learning.

The objective for our session is to demonstrate how countries in the Northern and Southern hemispheres – or countries within the developing world – work together in their reading programmes to support development in local communities.

Topics for papers:
We would like to hear from community or region-based reading programmes that have been in place for some time, and we ask speakers to consider the following aspects of their programme when planning presentations:

  • Planning and development
  • Management
  • Accountability
  • Cooperation and networking
  • Challenges faced/overcome
  • Evaluation

During the session a panel of experts will discuss the programmes presented, in order to share knowledge and to consider further work of this kind.

How to submit a proposal:
Proposals, in English, French or Spanish (300-500 words) should be sent to the address below, by Friday 12th December 2003. Final papers should not exceed 20 minutes in length when read aloud.

Proposals may be sent to:
Ms. Briony Train, Lecturer
Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield
Regent Court, 211 Portobello Street
Sheffield S1 4DP, United Kingdom
Fax: +(44)(114)2780300
E-mail: b.train@sheffield.ac.uk

12 December 2003 Deadline to submit proposals
30 January 2004 Notification of acceptance
30 May 2004 Deadline to submit final papers.

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


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