Call for Papers — Satellite Meetings
Health and Biosciences Libraries joint with Evidence for Global and Disaster Health (E4GDH)
- 4 February 2020, 13:26
Theme: "Health literacy: libraries and communities working together for health & wellbeing"
14 August 2020
Dr Steevens’ Hospital, Steeven’s Lane, Dublin 8, D08 W2A8, Ireland
Health and Biosciences Libraries Section (HBS) joint with Evidence for Global and Disaster Health (E4GDH) Special Interest Group and The Health Sciences Libraries Group of the Library Association of Ireland
HBS and E4GDH are delighted to be collaborating with local partner The Health Sciences Libraries Group of the Library Association of Ireland on this event.
The theme of our combined satellite meeting is health literacy. We are interested in submissions that explore the issues surrounding health literacy, including equity of access to good quality health information; access to health information in multi-languages; issues relating to deliberate or unintentional misinformation; and solutions to prevent digital health inequalities.
Submissions considering how librarians contribute to increasing health information literacy, i.e. providing the skills to find, appraise and apply health information – will also be very welcome.
We invite presentations from a broad range of library sectors, as well as those from other health professionals, and those highlighting partnership working
The Satellite meeting theme ties in with our two recent IFLA publications:
- Our IFLA Special Journal Issue – Health information transforming lives – was published in October 2019.
- Our forthcoming IFLA book – Growing community health literacy through libraries: sharing global perspectives – will be launched during the IFLA 2020 WLIC Congress.
[Pre-launch promotional flyer] [PDF].
Authors from both publications will be guest speakers at the Satellite Meeting.
Possible topics could cover but are not limited to:
- Digital Literacy and equity of access to good quality health information through a variety of channels.
“As information about health and illness is increasingly (and often exclusively) available in digital form, we face a new public health challenge – digital health inequality.”
Gann B (2019) “Transforming lives: Combating digital health inequality” IFLA Journal 45(3)
- Health information awareness challenges.
These may include fake news, deliberate disinformation and unintentional misinformation or misrepresentation.
- Multilingual health information access and health literacy.
According to the WHO most of the world’s population has little or no access to relevant and high-quality resources to inform their health and well-being because it is in English.
Adams P & Fleck F (2015) “Bridging the language divide in health” Bulletin of the World Health Organization 93(6)
- Collaborations between library and information professionals and other stakeholders/partners to address challenges such as those listed above.
Our venue, the 18th century Dr Steevens’ Hospital with a famous collection of medical literature from that time, is a short (15 minute) tram ride from the WLIC Congress venue.
Format of presentations
The abstract must be submitted in an electronic format and must contain:
- Title of proposed presentation.
- Subtheme / Topic that best fits your presentation.
- Name(s) of presenter(s) plus position/s and/or title(s).
- Employer/affiliated institution.
- Contact information including Email address, telephone number(s).
- Short biographical statement of presenter(s) (no more than 40 words).
- Abstract of the proposed presentation (no more than 250-300 words).
- Keywords (3 – 5) of your own choosing that describe the contents of your talk.
- Technical + logistical requirements: any technical or other requirements including video, sound, accessibility, etc.
All Presentations should be in English.
Presenters should confirm that one person will be able to attend the satellite meeting in person and present their talk if selected.
You are welcome to get in touch to discuss your proposal. Members of the programme committee will be pleased to explore ideas with you.
Submissions should be sent as email attachments, by
16 March 2020 the extended deadline of 30 March 2020 to:
Please title the email “Health Literacy Satellite Meeting abstract”. Receipt of all submissions will be confirmed. Please contact us if you do not receive an acknowledgement email within 10 days.
All submissions will be reviewed by our satellite meeting programme committee and submitters will be notified by 20 April 2020.
Submission of a full paper is optional. Papers should be original work not presented or published before and 5000 words maximum. 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.
Deadline for submission of abstract: 30 March 2020
Deadline for notification to presenters: 20 April 2020
Deadline for final submission: 1 June 2020
We hope that presenters will share learning from this session more widely, the choice of route will depend on the nature of your submission but could include:
- Papers being added to the IFLA Library.
- Inclusion in a write up for our E4GDH newsletter.
- Submission for IFLA Library Map of the World.
- Presentation during an HBS or E4GDH webinar.
At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the Satellite Meeting.
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 for attending the Satellite Meeting (eg. travel, accommodation, etc.) are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA.
Congress Participation Grants
List of opportunities for support is available on the Apply for Grants & Awards webpage.