Dear friends and colleagues,
several deadlines are quickly approaching (IASL 2010 in Brisbane,
included!). About those related to the next IFLA Conference in Gotheburg,
The following two may be interesting for our community:
The Section on Literacy and Reading and the Section on Library
Services to Multicultural Populations plan to hold a three-hour joint
program at the 2010 Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, on the topic,
"Libraries Promoting Reading in a Multicultural, Multilingual
Society." We expect to select four to six high quality papers for
presentation and discussion.
Papers selected for presentation will reflect a variety of geographic
settings. They should clearly document research and/or library practices
that have been effective promoting reading that celebrates cultural
diversity or that were designed as multicultural reading promotions. The
role of the library in the reading promotion should be clearly stated.
Proposals can be written in any of the official IFLA languages, but
please, provide abstract in English too. Proposals should be sent
electronically no later than January 10, 2010 to:
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Papers will be refereed by members of both sections. Decisions will be
made by February 20, 2010
Theme: Partnerships between Public Children’s Libraries and School
Keynote speaker - the theme of this Paper would be strategies for
cooperation between public libraries and school libraries. It would
include the reasons that both types of libraries should work together for
reading and learning. The Keynote Speaker Paper should be no more than 60
minutes in duration.
Case studies - these papers could reflect programmes involving any of the
stakeholders in libraries and schools (teachers, librarians, parents and
students). Papers on programmes involving all types of public libraries
and both primary and secondary schools are welcomed.
Papers can be written and given in any of the official IFLA languages
(English, French, German, Russian, Spanish), but abstracts should be
submitted in English.
Proposals for Case Study Papers must include the following and must be in
15 minutes will be allowed for a summary delivery of the paper in the
Conference, followed by 5 minutes of discussion, the full written paper
is not to be read.
Proposals should be submitted by January 15, 2010 by Email:
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My best Season's Greetings!