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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
Call for Papers for Satellite meeting:
Libraries in the Struggle against Corruption
16-17 August 2007, Goethe Institute, Johannesburg – South Africa
Organised by the IFLA FAIFE Core Activity in partnership with the LIASA FAIFE Committee and the Goethe Institute, Johannesburg.
Dates: Thurs 16th to Fri 17th Aug 2007 (Registration 14.00 on Thursday, Satellite concludes 13.30 Friday)
Venue: Goethe Institute, Johannesburg, South Africa.
Theme: The potential role for libraries in the struggle against corruption is a new theme for IFLA FAIFE, which was introduced at a Workshop organised by the Croatian Library Association for IFLA FAIFE on December on 9th December, 2006, and held in the National Library of Croatia, Zagreb.
Libraries, their collections, services and community links have the potential to introduce greater transparency into society, empowering citizens and reducing the scope for corruption at all levels. Precisely what types of programme might be necessary to achieve the full potential of libraries was debated in Zagreb. The Johannesburg Satellite will begin by discussing the resolution of the Croatian Library Association passed on that occasion, and the list of possible activities for the profession that was drawn up after the Workshop.
The aim is for the Satellite to develop the agenda even further in the form of an outline FAIFE Statement on Libraries in the Struggle Against Corruption. On the basis of this document FAIFE will develop materials for the use of the profession that could include an information pack, learning materials, etc.
Call for paper proposals: The programme will consist of a mixture of invited presentations and papers selected as a result of this call for proposals. Enquiries, proposals for papers, abstracts and full papers should be sent by April 30th to:
Attendance: The conference is open to librarians, whether attending WLIC in Durban or not, and representatives of civil society organisations interested in the struggle against corruption. It is free of charge for all pre-registered participants (pre-registration will close on 16th July). Participants will receive full conference pack, refreshments during the programme, and a buffet meal on the Thursday evening.Enquiries regarding attendance: Assistance with booking hotel rooms and advice on travel arrangements will be available from the conference organiser:
Alexandra de Fortier