Calls for Papers

The professional programme of the IFLA WLIC 2020 is shaped by open sessions organised by IFLA’s Professional Units. Every year, the IFLA Professional Units (Sections and Special Interest Groups) issue Calls for Papers to receive proposals from colleagues around the world.

Calls are launched between December 2019 and January 2020 and are collected on this page as soon as they become available.

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Calls for Papers for Satellite Meetings

Open Sessions

Access to Information Network – Africa (ATINA)

Theme: "Opportunities and Challenges of Enhancing the Well-Being of Women in Africa through Access to Information and Knowledge"

Deadline for proposals: 15 February 2020

Acquisition and Collection Development

Theme: "Collection development in the era of open access: impacts of open access business models and open access resources on library collection development"

Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2020

Africa

Theme: "Working together: building strong information structures for sustainable society"

Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2020

Art Libraries

Theme: "Rethinking the concepts of art libraries, in view of changing cultural heritage paradigms: collection building, facilitating access, reaching new audiences"

Deadline for proposals: 1 March 2020

Asia and Oceania

Theme: "Sharing our stories: libraries in Asia and Oceania supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)"

Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2020

Bibliography

Theme: "Smarter Bibliographies: Connecting and engaging national bibliographies with new platforms"

Deadline for proposals: 1 April 2020

Committee on Standards

Theme: "IFLA Standards and Library Practices in Conversation"

Deadline for proposals: 17 March 2020

Knowledge Management joint with Subject Analysis and Access

Theme: "Subject Access and Artificial Intelligence: Enhancing competencies and safeguarding ethics"

Deadline for proposals: 21 February 2020

Latin America and the Caribbean

Theme: "La ciencia abierta: los desafíos de los profesionales de la información en Latinoamérica y el Caribe / The challenges of information professionals in Latin America"

Deadline for proposals: 1 March 2020

Law Libraries joint with Copyright and other Legal Matters (CLM) Advisory Committee

Theme: "Libraries and Public Rights to the Law: International Perspectives on Barriers to Free Legal Information"

Deadline for proposals: 21 February 2020

Library and Research Services for Parliaments

Theme: "Evidence-based policy’ and parliamentary library & research service practice: what works?"

Deadline for proposals: 6 March 2020

Library History

Theme: "Librarians learning from the past to inspire, connect, enable and engage"

Deadline for proposals: 21 February 2020

Library Publishing

Theme: "Library Publishing: Catalyst for Change"

Deadline for proposals: 3 April 2020

LIS Education in Developing Countries joint with Information Literacy

Theme: "Information Literacy in LIS programs in the Developing Countries"

Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2020

Preservation and Conservation joint with Information Technology

Theme: "Preserving complex digital objects in libraries"

Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2020

Religions: Libraries and Dialogue

Theme: "How to get engaged and connect libraries in the interreligious dialogue?”"

Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2020

Serials and Other Continuing Resources

Theme: "Worldwide Open Access Mandates and Policies "

Deadline for proposals: 1 March 2020

Women, Information and Libraries and the Access to Information Network – Africa (ATINA) joint with Evidence for Global and Disaster Health (E4GDH)

Theme: "Climate change: Supporting communities, Users, Collections and Spaces in the era of Climate Uncertainty"

Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2020