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IFLA Conference

World Library and Information Congress: 74th IFLA General Conference and Council

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

10-14 August 2008, Québec, Canada


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Call for Papers for Satellite meeting

Navigating with youth: In this technological era, how can public libraries attract and keep their young clientele?

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
5-7 August 2008

The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)ís Public Libraries, Children and Young Adult Libraries, and Management and Marketing Sections in collaboration with Les Bibliothèques Publiques du Québec are currently organizing a satellite meeting in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from August 5-7, 2008. The conference will be held at McGill University with the support of the School of Information Studies. This event will precede the 74th Annual IFLA conference in Quebec city (August 10-14, 2008.)

Public Libraries, Children and Young Adult Libraries, and Management and Marketing Sections in collaboration with Les Bibliothèques Publiques du Québec are currently organizing a satellite meeting in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from August 5-7, 2008. This event will precede the 74th Annual IFLA conference in Quebec city (August 10-14, 2008.)

Themes and Objectives

The general theme of the conference is to conduct a survey of children and young adult services offered in public libraries around the world.

The objectives of the satellite meeting are:
  • To bring together library personnel and other participants working with a young clientele in order to facilitate the sharing and exchange of information and ideas.
  • To benefit from the experience of innovators in the field of youth library services (see the list of subjects below)
  • To present speakers from around the world
Subject of Papers:
  • The library's impact and social role in the community: professional ethics, homework help, library teen board, etc.
  • How to effectively market youth services to their target audience
  • Innovative practices in integrating cultural materials, literacy programs, school visits
  • Technology: trends, on-site users, distance users, developing new services, impact on reading
  • Physical place: lay-out and desegregation of youth library services
  • Reading programs inside and outside library walls: innovative practices

Submission Guidelines

Interested parties are invited to submit a proposal before September 30th, 2007. The presentations will each last approximately 15 minutes and thirty proposals will be selected.

The proposals must be submitted in an electronic format and must contain:
  • Title of paper
  • Summary of paper (maximum 300 words- ½ page)
  • The speaker's name, address, telephone and fax numbers, professional affiliation, email address and biographical note (40 words)

Language of submission
French and English are the two official languages of the satellite meeting. Proposals may be submitted in either language.

Send submissions to:
Patricia Lemieux, responsable du comité scientifique (patricia.lemieux@banq.qc.ca)
Coordonnatrice Espace Jeunes
Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
475, boulevard de Maisonneuve Est
Montréal (Québec)
CANADA

Evaluation

The call for papers will be evaluated by the members of the selection committee and by a member of each IFLA section involved in the satellite meeting.
The committee may revise the time alotted to the submitted presentations in accordance with their relevance and complimentarity.

Important Dates

November 2nd 2007 : Deadline for submissions
December 2007 : Notification of acceptance/rejection
February 2008 : Final program and registration information released
May 2008 : Deadline for submission of text

Registration fees for the satellite meeting will be waived for the speakers. However, they will have to assume their own travel and room and board expenses.