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IFLA Conference

World Library and Information Congress: 73rd IFLA General Conference and Council

"Libraries for the future: Progress, Development and Partnerships"

19-23 August 2007, Durban, South Africa

Spanish translation  

Call for Papers

Government Libraries in cooperation with the Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section

Theme: Government Libraries: Approaches to multi-lingual collections and service

The IFLA Government Libraries Section in cooperation with the Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section invites Library and Information Science professionals to submit paper proposals.

Proposals should focus on one or more of the following topics: How libraries with multiple official languages or multiple languages that are in use in a country:

  • Plan and deliver services
  • Develop and acquire collections
  • Develop multi-lingual websites
  • Develop policies about service and collection development
  • Other aspects of services to multi-lingual populations


Please e-mail abstracts (maximum 500 words)
by 1 FEBRUARY, 2007 to:
Nancy Bolt
Section Chair
E-mail: nancybolt@earthlink.net

Accompanied by the following information:
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 MARCH, 2007
The deadline for submission of full papers is 1 MAY, 2007


You can expect to speak for about 15- 20 minutes. We ask that you not read your paper at the presentation but rather prepare a power point or other more informal presentation.

Regrettably, no financial support can be provided. If you know you will not be able to come to Durban, South Africa, please do not submit an abstract.

We can issue a special invitation to authors of accepted papers. Abstracts and papers must be submitted in one of the official IFLA languages (English, French, German, Russian, and Spanish).