Dear friends and colleagues,

several deadlines are quickly approaching (IASL 2010 in Brisbane, included!). About those related to the next IFLA Conference in Gotheburg, please, visit .

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:
Elena Corradini [log in to unmask] or [log in to unmask]
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 Libraries
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 English:
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: [log in to unmask] and [log in to unmask]

My best Season's Greetings!
Luisa Marquardt