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World Library and Information Congress: 71st IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries - A voyage of discovery"

August 14th - 18th 2005, Oslo, Norway

Call for Papers:
Government Libraries

The IFLA Government Libraries Section Standing Committee invites Library and Information Science professionals to submit paper proposals dealing with innovation processes in government libraries and government information service units.

Government libraries are libraries which are part of and work for a body with a governing task and which have, in any way, a political responsibility or connection.


Destination unknown? Piloting innovation in government libraries.

Proposals should focus on:

  • How do government libraries survive in changing environments?
  • Do or how do government libraries contribute to the innovation processes within their organisation?
  • What barriers are there to innovation processes within government libraries?
  • Case studies on innovation processes (with regard to organisation, resources, costumer relations, marketing, services...) in government libraries

Important Dates

Please e-mail abstracts (maximum 500 words) by 1 March 2005 to
Jerry Mansfield, SC Chair
E-mail: jmansfield@crs.loc.gov

Accompanied by the following information:
  • Abstract
  • Names of presenter(s)
  • Position or title of presenter(s)
  • Employer or affiliated institution
  • Mailing address
  • Telephone/fax numbers
  • E-mail address
  • Short biographical statement and resume

Notifications of abstracts acceptance will be issued by 1 April 2005.

The deadline for submission of full papers is 15 May 2005.

Regrettably, no financial support can be provided, but a special invitation might be sent to authors of accepted papers.
Papers must be submitted in one of the official IFLA languages (English, French, German, Russian, Spanish). You may submit an abstract translated into an official IFLA language other than the language of the text you are submitting.