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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

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Call for Papers

Social Science Libraries Section

Theme: Evidence Based Practice in Social Science Libraries: Using research and empirical data to improve service

The IFLA Social Science Libraries Section Standing Committee invites Library and Information Science professionals to submit paper proposals on the theme:
Evidence Based Practice in Social Science Libraries: Using research and empirical data to improve service

Proposals should focus on one or more of the following areas within Social Science Library settings:

  • Case Studies that demonstrate the use of Evidence Based Practice to improve or create new library services
  • Case Studies that focus on the use of Evidence Based Practice to guide professional development of librarians
  • Essays that provide theoretical or practical approaches to Evidence Based Practice for social science libraries (this may include the application of Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methodologies such as Fieldwork and Observation, Interviewing, Qualitative Inquiry, Meta-analysis, Evaluation Studies etc.)


Please e-mail abstracts (maximum 500 words) by
1 FEBRUARY, 2007 to:
Steve Witt, Standing Committee Chair
E-mail: swwitt@uiuc.edu

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, 2006

The deadline for submission of full papers is 1 May, 2006


Regrettably, no financial support can be provided, but a special invitation can be sent to authors of accepted papers.

Abstracts and papers must be submitted in one of the official IFLA languages (Chinese, English, French, German, Russian, and Spanish).

Papers are required to meet the IFLA guidelines posted at http://archive.ifla.org/IV/ifla73/callinfo-en.htm.