Call for Papers — Satellite Meetings
Public Libraries joint with Metropolitan Libraries, Literacy and Reading and Libraries for Children and Young Adults
- 22 January 2020, 14:53
Theme: "Reading Journeys: exploring the journeys into and through reading for children and adults"
** CANCELLED! **
12-13 August 2020
Saïd Business School, Oxford, United Kingdom
Are you passionate about reading and libraries? Do you have an experience that you would like to share? If so, read on, because we are looking for proposals for our Satellite Meeting in Oxford UK, this summer.
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 86th IFLA World Library & Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland 15 – 21st August 2020.
“Books are an escape, a refuge, an adventure, an education, they bring a reader comfort, joy, excitement, hope. They open minds and hearts and give imagination wings. Opening a book is like opening a door to a different world, where anything and everything is possible.”
[Tanya Landman Author and 2015 Carnegie Medal winner for Buffalo Soldier.]
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.
Over the two days of the meeting delegates will have the opportunity to spend time with colleagues and to share and learn from others’ experiences. The expected audience is likely to include public library staff, cultural workers, students and scholars, other professionals working in the information industry and government representatives.
Topics of Interest:
Preference will be given to presentations that will equip participants with ideas and skills that can be applied in their workplace. Proposals should be grounded in experience, evidence-based research, and/or practical applications and we are particularly interested in proposals that examine aspects of reading in the following areas.
A: Personal reading journeys for children and adults
- The benefits of reading for pleasure, the importance of personal reading choices and the differences between reading for pleasure and reading for information
- The influences on people’s lives and their impact on people’s reading journeys.
- The role of libraries in creating readers and practical initiatives demonstrating the active and innovative ways in which libraries, support, promote and encourage reading for pleasure and for information
- Multilingual reading
B: Reading and education
- The learning to read journey
- How reading is taught in schools,
- Teachers as readers
- The challenges for adults learning to read and ways to overcome barriers to reading
- Reading and global learning
C: Building communities of readers
- At local, regional and national levels
- Developing national reading strategies
- Reading partnerships – working together to encourage reading
D: Reading in the digital environment
- Strategies to overcome obstacles in digital reading
- Can digital reading fill gaps in print based reading
- Best practice initiatives in digital reading
E: Reading and social justice
- Why reading is a social justice issue
- The contribution of reading to social and cultural capital
- Reading and community engagement across cultural divides
F: Marketing and promoting reading including through social media
- How to approach it and what has been successful
G: Creating and designing effective spaces for reading
- Reading spaces designed by communities
- Creative use of locations and resources to support the reading experience
People submitting successful proposals will be expected to write a paper and prepare a presentation or workshop for delivery in Oxford.
The Satellite meeting will be held at the Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Language of the session:
The Satellite Meeting will be conducted in English. All proposals, papers and presentations will be required to be in English.
Proposals should include:
- Title of proposed presentation
- An abstract of the proposed paper of 500 words maximum and which also indicates which of the Calls topic(s) of interest the proposal addresses and how it meets them
- Name of presenter(s)
- Position or title of presenter(s)
- Employer or affiliated institution of the presenter(s)
- Email address
- Telephone / fax numbers
- Short biographical statements(s) regarding the presenter(s) – no more than 50 words
- Up to six key words describing the content of the presentation
All proposals must be submitted before Friday 28th February 2020.
Please email your proposal to:
Please indicate “IFLA Proposal WLIC 2020” in the subject line.
|Friday 28 February 2020||All proposals must be received|
|Friday 20 March 2020||Applicants will be informed as to whether their paper has been accepted|
|Friday 10 April 2020||Applicants to confirm their acceptance of the offer|
|Monday 1 June 2020||Successful candidates must submit the full paper. The full paper will be posted online|
|Friday 31 July 2020||All slide presentations must be submitted|
- At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the Satellite Meeting.
- Complete accepted papers should be 3,000 – 6,000 words in length and be an original submission not published elsewhere
- The paper must be an original submission not presented or published elsewhere. All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2020 and its satellite programmes will be made available online via the Satellite Meeting website, the News Media Section website and via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.
- Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form.
- Final papers should be written in English
- Approximately 15 – 20 minutes will be allocated for presentation of papers
- 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.