Saturday, January 27, 2007

CFP: 5th International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum 2007

CFP: 5th International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum 2007
4-7 June,2007
State Library of Queensland, South Brisbane, Australia

CFP Deadline: February 5, 2007


Call for papers
Abstracts should address the broad issues of:
-Developing knowledge places
-Developing Indigenous library workers
-Success stories
-Hurdles and blockages
-Myths and legends

The theme for the 2007 Forum is 'Culture, Knowledge, Future’, with each day reflecting a part of the theme:

Day one will cover Knowledge, with sessions on ways of knowledge, including protocols, ethics, copyright, repatriation and developing knowledge places.

Day two will centre on Culture, which will include history, heritage, as well as visiting an Aboriginal community/group in south east Queensland.

Day three will be a day of sharing by inviting non-Indigenous people to attend the forum to discuss different perspectives.

Day four will focus on Future and will be an opportunity to workshop the future directions for the Forum.

Join us for presentations and discussions of the current issues that impact Indigenous librarianship and the opportunity to learn more about the cultures of Australian Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders, as well as Indigenous people from across the globe.

The Forum vision
“We, as unified Indigenous peoples who work with libraries and information, will ensure the appropriate care, development and management of the Indigenous knowledge of generations past, present and future.”

The Forum objectives
To identify ways to improve library services for Indigenous peoples

To discuss best practices for library services for diverse Indigenous populations

To affirm the history, knowledge and values of Indigenous populations

To promote partnerships to create a global network for sharing information, ideas and practices

To promote Aboriginal culture and heritage as an important foundation for promoting and protecting cultural lifestyles and values

To incorporate strategies to encourage participation for the Aboriginal community in their libraries

Dates: Abstracts to be lodged by 5 February 2007
Notice to successful abstracts 14 February 2007

Final papers close on 11 May 2007

Abstracts to be lodged via email to