Call for Conference Papers
Libraries, language and literacy: linking continents through reading promotion
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
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
- Cooperation and networking
- Challenges faced/overcome
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
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
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).