Call for Papers — Open Sessions
Religions: Libraries and Dialogue
- 16 January 2020, 11:28
Theme: "How to get engaged and connect libraries in the interreligious dialogue?”"
In line with the theme of the next World Library and Information Congress, “Inspire, Engage, Enable and Connect”, the Religions: Libraries and Dialogue Special Interest Group (Relindial) is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at the IFLA WLIC in Dublin, on the theme: “How to get engaged and connect libraries in the interreligious dialogue?”
Libraries are important places where people get connected not only with books and documents but also with other people. The theory of the third place described it already. In this way the matter of fact that the theme of religion and the interreligious dialogue are becoming more and more important we are looking for contributions for the session that reflect and analyze how libraries can get connected and get engaged for the Interreligious Dialogue.
- Are there examples of collaboration (like best practice examples) how libraries work together?
- How do libraries of all types document the interreligious dialogue?
- How do libraries include their users and their patrons in this field?
- How do libraries integrate these questions into cataloguing or semantic web issues?
All colleagues and professionals who wish to share some of their experiences among the different aspects listed above are invited to send their proposals before 28 February 2020.
The session will last two hours during which debates and exchanges of information can be organized.
Proposals must be sent to:
Fabien Vandermarcq, Relindial communication officer
|28 February 2020 :||Submission of abstracts (with 200-words),|
|9 March 2020 :||Acknowledgement of receipt, with provisional acceptance/rejection,|
|16 March 2020 :||Submission of four pages extended outline of paper,|
|31 March 2020 :||Notification of acceptance or reject,|
|15 June 2020 :||Submission of final paper,|
|15 July 2020 :||Submission of Conference Presentation PowerPoint.|
Proposals should include
- Title of the proposal
- An abstract of the proposed paper of 200 words minimum
- Name(s) of the presenter(s)
- Position or title of the presenter(s)
- Employer or affiliated institution of the presenter(s)
- Email address
- Telephone/fax numbers
- Short CV regarding the presenter(s)
All proposals must be received by 28 February 2020.
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
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