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EIFL to testify at USTR hearing on South Africa

EIFL news and events - Sat, 25/01/2020 - 14:24

On 31 January 2020, EIFL will testify at the Office of the US Trade Representative at a public hearing to review South Africa’s place in its largest preferential trade scheme for developing countries, known as the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP). GSP provides duty-free access to US markets of goods from designated developing countries, including South Africa, and is a gateway for participation in the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), worth an estimated $2.38 billion to the South African economy.

Call for papers for an IFLA WLIC 2020 session on Open Science, due Feb. 29

IFLA - Sat, 25/01/2020 - 01:50

The Social Sciences Libraries Section and the Science & Technology Section are co-hosting a session on “Open Science: Roles for Libraries to Promote Collaboration, Access and Advance Public Understanding” to be held at this year's IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland, August 15-21, 2020.

Paper proposals are due February 29. 

Background: Open Science is the extension and sharing of scientific knowledge.  With origins in the publishing of the first scholarly journals and now several centuries later the open movements demonstrate how sharing access, research methods and scientific data by fostering collaboration has become important tenets of open science.  Using computation Open Science is committed to addressing improved scenarios of reproducibility in research results.  Leveraging these goals contributes to creating public goods needed to advance thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship in all scientific outputs and STEM fields.  There are frameworks, tool kits, codes, theory, manifestos and other resources that explain and introduce how Open Science is rapidly maturing.

Libraries are neutral entities in academic institutions, local communities, civic and federal governments, commerce and industry and serve their users to the extent that they can with their collections, resources, staff and skills.  By promoting best practices in scholarly publishing, data literacy and the role of repositories in open access content, this program will highlight the methods and procedures that are key in establishing such functions for Open Science. Open Science extends the reach of conducting science with open tools and then producing the research outputs in the scientific or medical literature so authors can share the publications widely and freely at the time of release.  This broad scope of open science includes the range of actions and initiatives covered by open science projects within a national, institutional or disciplinary agenda.

This session will promote how open science is treated in a variety of libraries and the partnerships between libraries, publishers, professional societies, funders, philanthropists, innovators and other stakeholders.  A multiplicity of approaches relate to Open Science. How they will continue to evolve is what we hope submissions will focus on.  We invite and seek creative services, technologies, products and services that demonstrate how libraries and librarians are part of this new ecosystem of open science that examines key areas of access, collaboration, scale, participation, reproducibility, data management & stewardship.  Introducing some new open products such as open lab notebooks, open educational resources, open source codes, open peer review, open exhibits, and other best practices to promote open science are just examples of tools those committed to open science now consider fundamental to their work.

Important Dates & Deadlines: 

  • 29 February 2020 - Deadline for submission of detailed abstract/proposal of no longer than 400 worlds containing: contact information for first author, all authors & institutional affiliations, language in which presentation will be delivered, confirmation of understanding that presenter is responsible for conference registration and all expenses associated with attendance and that they can meet all future deadlines. 
  • Please submit all abstracts/proposals in MS Word to:  Julia Gelfand (jgelfand@uci.edu)    Receipt of all submissions will be confirmed.
  • 1 April 2020 – Notification to authors about status of submission. 
  • 1 June 2020 – Submission of full text of paper
  • 20 July 2020 – Submission of accompanying powerpoint slides for presentation

Please note:

  • At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Dublin.  Abstracts to be submitted only with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.
  • All papers presented at the WLIC 2019 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
  • All papers must be unpublished and not previously presented. 
  • Authors must disclose whether they are submitting this proposal to another WLIC 2020 session.
  • Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.
  • All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodations, etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters.  No financial support is provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.  List of opportunities for support is available on the Apply for Grants & Awards webpage.

Please get your paper proposals in now, or forward this news update to colleagues who may have something to contribute! 

National Libraries Section Action Plan 2019-2020 Now Available!

IFLA - Fri, 24/01/2020 - 19:52

The new 2019-2020 Action Plan for the National Libraries Section has been agreed and is now available through our Publications page. Highlights include proposed work on the sharing of competencies, case studies and insipiring initiatives relating to national libraries - this includes a comprehensive look at national libraries and legal deposit at the 2020 World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland and the development of a web tool to collect, visualise, and deepen national libraries' core functions and share best practicies. There will be continuing work on the development of standards and guidelines, which is a central activity of the section. This area of focus will include fostering the implementation of ISO Standard 21248:2019 which relates to national libraries, enriching a database of case studies on digital unification on the IFLA website, and continuing the development of the Guidelines for Setting up a Digital Unification Project which was released during WLIC 2019. Finally, the section will continue to publishing its monthly roundup of national libraries news - you can subscribe to this newsletter by registering for our mailing list here.

The 2019-2020 Annual Plan, along with plans from previous years, is available on our Publications page.

 

Supporting Education: Innovation Award

EIFL news and events - Fri, 24/01/2020 - 18:15

Children, moms and dads, grannies and grandpas are all learning together in Utena ‘A. & M. Miskiniai’ Public Library’s Family Digital Activity Centre. 

Opened in 2019, the centre is equipped with advanced digital hardware and software. In the centre, librarians offer free courses in skills like 3D design and printing, computer coding for robotics, operating drones and much more. 

Supporting Education: Innovation Award

EIFL news and events - Fri, 24/01/2020 - 17:25

Children as young as three years old are getting a head start in two vital skill sets that they will need to become successful adults - digital technology and financial literacy - in this public library in Croatia.

Prelog City Public Library serves the town of Prelog in northern Croatia. Maja Lesinger, head of  the library explains why the library chose to integrate digital and financial knowledge and skills in a training programme for preschool children (aged 3 - 6) and primary school children (aged 7 - 11). 

Call for Papers - IFLA World Library and Information Congress - 2020

IFLA - Fri, 24/01/2020 - 07:24

Theme: "Enabling open science, open access, and artificial intelligence to advance and support healthcare practice and scientific discovery"

Library and information technology professionals play critical roles in the open science and open access movements and facilitate artificial intelligence technologies in systems of discovery. They support the lifecycle for research data by providing services for storage, discovery, and access; develop data catalogues or repositories to further reproducibility; and negotiate for and curate open access information. We want to hear from librarians and information technologists in libraries who have clearly defined roles in furthering open access to information and data, have developed a plan or project in which they play a vital role in education and/or the application of artificial intelligence or other technology around open information, and ways in which they get data, build on it, or share it.

The IFLA Health and Biosciences Libraries Section (HBS) and Information Technology Section (ITS) seek to explore these topics more deeply, and invite proposals for the open session to be held during IFLA WLIC in Dublin, Ireland from 15-21 August 2020.

Submission details are available on the IFLA Congress website:  https://2020.ifla.org/cfp-calls/health-and-biosciences-with-information-technology/

Call for Papers — Open Session at the 86th IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2020

IFLA - Fri, 24/01/2020 - 06:28
Call for Papers — Open Session
At the 86th IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2020 in Dublin, Ireland, 15-21 August.

by Local History and Genealogy Section with the Indigenous Matters Section and the Rare Books and Special Collections Section

Theme: Local History and Genealogy Collection Classification, Preservation, Sharing, and Access Practices of Local Regional, and International Libraries and Institutions” 

IFLA’s Local History and Genealogy Section, with the Indigenous Matters Section and the Rare Books and Special Collections Section, invite you to submit a proposal for its Open Session at the 86th IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2020 in Dublin, Ireland, 15-21 August.

We welcome your submissions relating to this year’s theme of “Local History and Genealogy Collection Classification, Preservation, Sharing, and Access Practices of Local Regional, and International Libraries and Institutions.”                   

We invite presentations using evidence-based practice and deep analysis of projects which can potentially be used by others.

 

 

The theme will include, but is not limited to, best practices in:

· Digital inclusion: using digital technology to increase engagement with collections amongst diverse communities and help to have open access of the collections.

· The effect of the communities’ engagement in preservation and digitization.

· The challenge of discoverability of printed and digital records

· The challenge of cataloging standards and the need for creating new standards and some type of templates.

· Funding opportunities and support of Genealogy groups and organizations.

 

 

Submission Guidelines

The deadline for submitting an abstract (up to 250 words) and full author details (name, professional affiliation, postal address, email address) is March 3rd, 2020.  Please make sure that all submitted summary and final presentation material are original, previously unpublished work.

 

 

Important dates

3 March 2020: Submission of abstract

1 April 2020: Notification of acceptance to author(s)

1 June 2020:  Submission of full paper

 

 

Please submit your abstract to:

Cecilia Salvatore <Csalvatore@dom.edu>

Laila Hussen Moustafa <lhoussei@illinois.edu>

Candice Townsend <tow@loc.gov>

 

 

Please note the following guidelines:

Selection of papers is based on the detailed summary, and all will be notified by April 1st, 2020. Completed papers must be submitted no later than June 1st 2020.

If a proposal is accepted, it is required that at least one of the paper’s authors must be present to present the paper during the main IFLA conference in August in Ireland. Abstract should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/ presenter(s) of accepted papers.

Presented papers will be made available online via the IFLA website under the Creative Commons Attribution.

Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Author’s Permission form

All expenses, including registration for conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to authors.

 

 

Congress participation Grants

List of opportunities for support is available on IFLA website      

        ( 24 January 2020)

Call for Papers! Join the Science & Technology Libraries Section at IFLA WLIC 2020 in Dublin!

IFLA - Fri, 24/01/2020 - 03:46

The Science & Technology and Social Sciences Libraries Sections invite the submission of abstracts for papers to be presented at the upcoming World Library & Information Congress in Dublin, August 15-21. You can find all the pertinent information below or listed on the congress' website. Please join us and share your knowledge and experience with library professionals from around the world!

 

Theme: “Open Science: Roles for Libraries to Promote Collaboration, Access and Advance Public Understanding”

Background:  The Science & Technology Section and the Social Sciences Section invite proposals for papers to be presented at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland, August 15-21, 2020. 

Open Science is the extension and sharing of scientific knowledge.  With origins in the publishing of the first scholarly journals and now several centuries later the open movements demonstrate how sharing access, research methods and scientific data by fostering collaboration has become important tenets of open science.  Using computation Open Science is committed to addressing improved scenarios of reproducibility in research results.  Leveraging these goals contributes to creating public goods needed to advance thinking, innovation and entrepreneurship in all scientific outputs and STEM fields.  There are frameworks, tool kits, codes, theory, manifestos and other resources that explain and introduce how Open Science is rapidly maturing.

Libraries are neutral entities in academic institutions, local communities, civic and federal governments, commerce and industry and serve their users to the extent that they can with their collections, resources, staff and skills.  By promoting best practices in scholarly publishing, data literacy and the role of repositories in open access content, this program will highlight the methods and procedures that are key in establishing such functions for Open Science. Open Science extends the reach of conducting science with open tools and then producing the research outputs in the scientific or medical literature so authors can share the publications widely and freely at the time of release.  This broad scope of open science includes the range of actions and initiatives covered by open science projects within a national, institutional or disciplinary agenda.

This session will promote how open science is treated in a variety of libraries and the partnerships between libraries, publishers, professional societies, funders, philanthropists, innovators and other stakeholders.  A multiplicity of approaches relate to Open Science. How they will continue to evolve is what we hope submissions will focus on.  We invite and seek creative services, technologies, products and services that demonstrate how libraries and librarians are part of this new ecosystem of open science that examines key areas of access, collaboration, scale, participation, reproducibility, data management & stewardship.  Introducing some new open products such as open lab notebooks, open educational resources, open source codes, open peer review, open exhibits, and other best practices to promote open science are just examples of tools those committed to open science now consider fundamental to their work.

Important Dates & Deadlines

29 February 2020 - Deadline for submission of detailed abstract/proposal of no longer than 400 worlds containing: contact information for first author, all authors & institutional affiliations, language in which presentation will be delivered, confirmation of understanding that presenter is responsible for conference registration and all expenses associated with attendance and that they can meet all future deadlines. 

Please submit all abstracts/proposals in MS Word to: Julia Gelfand (jgelfand@uci.edu) Receipt of all submissions will be confirmed.

1 April 2020 – Notification to authors about status of submission. 

1 June 2020 – Submission of full text of paper

20 July 2020 – Submission of accompanying powerpoint slides for presentation

Please note:

  • At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Dublin.  Abstracts to be submitted only with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.
  • All papers presented at the WLIC 2020 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
  • All papers must be unpublished and not previously presented. 
  • Authors must disclose whether they are submitting this proposal to another WLIC 2020 session.
  • Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.
  • All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodations, etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters.  No financial support is provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.  List of opportunities for support is available on the Apply for Grants & Awards webpage.

Call for Papers: Worldwide Open Access Mandates and Policies

IFLA - Thu, 23/01/2020 - 21:16

The Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section (SOCRS) invites colleagues to submit proposals for its two-hour open session at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC), Dublin, Ireland, 15-22 August 2020.

Increasingly, the governments and private organizations which fund research are mandating that the research outputs they support are made available as Open Access content. This naturally has a very direct and relevant impact on serials and other continuing resources which are a crucial part of scholarly communication and are increasingly subject to these mandates. Exploring the various ways these mandates impact scholarly communication, especially with regard to serials and other continuing resources, is vital for understanding both the current scholarly communication environment and how it is developing.

Topics

We invite papers that address any one or more of the following topics related to mandates for Open Access:

  • Role of governments in mandating OA publishing, e.g. Plan S
  • Role of private funders in mandating OA publishing
  • Effects on the publishing environment
  • OA publishing models: native OA serials and the process of converting from the subscription model to open access
  • Mandates fulfilled by deposit or sharing of author manuscripts
  • OA business models and financial sustainability: Article Processing Charges (APC), public and private funders role and sponsorships
  • How does the development of OA serials under these mandates affect long-term preservation?
  • Impact of OA mandates on the growth and development of Open Science
  • Creation and distribution of metadata for these OA serials
Language of the session:

Papers should be original works written in English. However a translation in any of the other IFLA official languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Russian and Spanish will be welcome. Papers would be presented in any of the IFLA official languages. Simultaneous translation is not guaranteed; therefore, presenters are encouraged to provide the PowerPoint in English to facilitate understanding of the ideas presented.

Important Dates

1 March 2020:            Proposal submission deadline

1 April 2020:               Notification to submitters

1 June 2020:              Deadline for authors to submit completed papers

Submissions and Selection Process

If you are interested in submitting a paper proposal, please provide the following in English:

  • Name(s) and affiliation(s) of author(s)/presenter(s)
  • Proposed title of the paper
  • Proposed abstract of the paper (no more than 500 words)
  • Brief biographical information of all author(s)/presenter(s)
  • Contact information, including email, of all author(s)/presenter(s)

Proposals should be sent by 1 March 2020 by email to:

Gaelle Bequet, Secretary of Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section
Email: gaelle.bequet@issn.org

and

Theron Westervelt, Chair of Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section
Email: thwe@loc.gov

Please note:

At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Dublin. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.

The paper must be an original submission not presented or published elsewhere. All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2020 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.

Congress Participation Grants

List of opportunities for support is available on the Apply for Grants & Awards webpage.

EIFL renews agreement with ASTM

eifl licensing news - Thu, 23/01/2020 - 19:22

EIFL has renewed its agreement with ASTM International until December 2022.

Through this agreement, institutions have the option to subscribe to ASTM Compass at discounted prices. ASTM Compass includes full text access to ASTM's 13,000 standards, as well as the ASTM Digital Library of 1,800 technical e-books, eight journals and proceedings and bulletins.

EIFL renews agreement with ASTM

EIFL news and events - Thu, 23/01/2020 - 19:22

EIFL has renewed its agreement with ASTM International until December 2022.

Through this agreement, institutions have the option to subscribe to ASTM Compass at discounted prices. ASTM Compass includes full text access to ASTM's 13,000 standards, as well as the ASTM Digital Library of 1,800 technical e-books, eight journals and proceedings and bulletins.

USTR public hearing on South Africa

EIFL news and events - Thu, 23/01/2020 - 16:47

Teresa Hackett, EIFL Copyright and Libraries Programme Manager will testify at the Office of the US Trade Representative during a public hearing to review South Africa’s place in its largest preferential trade scheme for developing countries, known as the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).

Are you passionate about reading and libraries? Proposals sought for exciting Satellite in Oxford.

IFLA - Thu, 23/01/2020 - 10:09

IFLA’s Literacy and Reading, Public Libraries, Metropolitan Libraries and Libraries for Children’s and Young Adults Professional Units invite proposals for their Joint Satellite Meeting to be held at the Said Business School, Oxford on the 12th and 13th August 2020 prior to the  IFLA WLIC in Dublin.

What role does the library have in supporting an individual’s Reading Journey? This is the question we will address through our exciting programme which will comprise a combination of keynote speakers and targeted papers. The four IFLA Professional Units who are hosting this Satellite meeting are deeply committed to reading, literacy and learning, to supporting IFLA’s Global Vision for Libraries and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We also recognise that libraries need to update their roles in this digital age. To foster this we are seeking innovative examples of wide-ranging reading and literacy initiatives in libraries with transferrable outcomes.

Preference will be given to presentations that will equip participants with ideas and skills that can be applied in their workplace. You can discover more about our Call for Proposals on the WLIC website. The deadline for proposals is 28 February.

 

Call for Papers - Satellite Meeting in Cork, Ireland

IFLA - Thu, 23/01/2020 - 05:07

Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (ENSULIB) with Preservation and Conservation Section (P&C) invites LIS professionals and students to submit proposals for two-day satellite meeting to be held in Boole Library in University College of Cork, Ireland 12-13 August 2020.

Theme: "Environmentally inspiring and engaging buildings, research, education and library services"

Full details available on the WLIC 2020 website.

EIFL renews agreement with IOP publishing

eifl licensing news - Wed, 22/01/2020 - 18:51

EIFL has signed a renewal agreement with the Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing for its collection of journals, IOPscience. The IOPscience Standard Package includes 52 high impact journals, and the IOPscience Premium Package gives access to 90 journals. Subjects covered are biological physics, chemistry, engineering, environment, mathematics, medical physics, and general physics.

EIFL has negotiated free access to the Standard Package for some EIFL partner countries, and discounted access to the Premium Package and/or the Standard Package for others.

EIFL renews agreement with IOP publishing

EIFL news and events - Wed, 22/01/2020 - 18:51

EIFL has signed a renewal agreement with the Institute of Physics (IOP) Publishing for its collection of journals, IOPscience. The IOPscience Standard Package includes 52 high impact journals, and the IOPscience Premium Package gives access to 90 journals. Subjects covered are biological physics, chemistry, engineering, environment, mathematics, medical physics, and general physics.

EIFL has negotiated free access to the Standard Package for some EIFL partner countries, and discounted access to the Premium Package and/or the Standard Package for others.

Call for Papers 2020 — Satellite Meeting of IFLA Special Interest Group Environment, Sustainability and Libraries with Preservation and Conservation Section

IFLA - Wed, 22/01/2020 - 10:03

ENSULIB SIG and Preservation and Conservation are honoured to invite proposals for papers for satellite meeting in Cork, Ireland. The meeting takes place before the 2020 World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Dublin, Ireland

Theme: "Environmentally inspiring and engaging buildings, research, education and library services"

Date: 12-13 August 2020

Venue: University College Cork, Ireland

Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group (ENSULIB) with Preservation and Conservation (P&C) Section invites LIS professionals and students to submit proposals for two-day satellite meeting to be held in Boole Library in University College of Cork, Ireland 12-13 August 2020. The theme for the meeting is Environmentally inspiring and engaging buildings, research, education and library services. IFLA WLIC 2020 will be held in Dublin, Ireland 15 - 21 August.

ENSULIB and P&C are proud to invite presentations that address any one or more of the following topics related to sustainability:

  • Research and education concerning environmentally sustainable libraries
  • Environmentally sustainable libraries and library services
  • Sustainable library and LIS projects, library programs or educational programs.
  • Libraries giving possibilities for users and citizens to create their own sustainable projects (user or citizen engagement)
  • Sustainable technologies for (digital and physical) library materials preservation and conservation. 

To keep the session vibrant and exciting two alternative styles of presentations are accepted: a presentation (15 minutes delivery) or the PechaKucha format (20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each for a total of 6 minutes 40 seconds).

Proposals must be submitted by 23rd February 2020 and selected presenters will be notified by 20th March 2020.

Submission guidelines:

Proposals should be sent to:  

Harri Sahavirta, secretary, Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group
Email: harri.sahavirta@hel.fi

Proposals must include:

  • Title of the presentation or PechaKucha (clearly indicated which one)
  • Abstract of no more than 400 words.
  • Author(s) name, professional affiliation, postal address, email address
  • A brief biographical statement of no more than 150 words.
  • All proposals and presentations will be required to be in English.
  • The planning team reserves the right to ask applicants to make small adjustments to the shape or content of their papers to support the needs of the program.

Requirements for speakers and final papers: 

  • Final papers should be a maximum of 4000 words in length and the presentation time is 20 minutes with discussion (15 min + 5 min)
  • Final PechaKucha should be a maximum of 20 slides and the presentation time is 6 minutes 40 seconds.
  • Papers should be original submissions (not published elsewhere)
  • Papers must be submitted as formal papers for inclusion on the IFLA conference website by 30 May 2020
  • Papers should be submitted with a one-page abstract in English, although the final paper may be written in any of IFLA’s official languages. All the presentations in the satellite conference are to be given in English since no translation is available.
  • All papers that are presented at the satellite meeting will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license
  • Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form
  • At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the satellite meeting in Cork, Ireland. Abstracts should only be submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.

Important dates

  • Deadline for submission of abstract: 23rd February 2020
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: 20th March 2020
  • Final papers due: 1st June 2020

Please note

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to authors.

Congress Participation Grants

List of opportunities for support is available on the Conference Participation Grants webpage.

Placemaking; Purposing; Partnerships - our Mid-Year Seminar in Montreal March 6 2020

IFLA - Wed, 22/01/2020 - 00:49
This one-day seminar will delve into myriad ways library buildings are contributing to an authentic sense of place, inspiring productive partnerships to be fostered, and creating a positive impact on the people working in and using them.

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Register: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/placemaking-purposing-partnerships-propelling-libraries-into-the-future-registration-85258521533

Join us in Montreal and learn from local, regional and international perspectives about national, public and academic library design in new builds and in transformed historic buildings, partake in a workshop on designing inclusive buildings, and engage with an international panel about library design trends around the globe. Attendees will come away inspired, and with renewed perspective on the role the built environment plays in creating healthy, resilient communities.

 

Call for Papers for our Open Session at WLIC 2020 in Dublin

IFLA - Tue, 21/01/2020 - 22:38

IFLA’s Library Buildings and Equipment Section and the Environment, Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group invite you to submit a proposal for its Open Session at the 86th IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2020 in Dublin, Ireland, 15-21 August. The theme for the session is:

Something old – something new. Transforming an existing building into a new library

 

Many new libraries are being built to serve the growing needs of users. A new library, however does not necessarily mean that it must be a new building. This programme will focus on libraries created from existing building and on requirements and opportunities for revitalization of an old, derelict or abandoned building into a new library. We are looking for experiences with the transformation of a building with a different purpose into a library. The Programme will focus on the challenges and opportunities of this kind of transformation and the compromises which must be made for these transformations. The re-use of a building can also be an opportunity for sustainability. We are looking for best practice examples and lessons learned from all types of libraries in historic urban environment or in rural areas. Sustainability and the libraries impact on the environment is a key focus.

Proposal abstracts must be submitted by: 21 February 2020

 Selected presenters will be notified by: 9 March 2020

Authors to submit Authors’ Permission Form: 31 May 2020

Written papers due:  1 June 2020 

Presentation slides due:  7 August 2020

Read the full call for papers. We look forward to hearing from you and hope that you will join us in Dublin!

 

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