Monday, September 29, 2008

CFP: 15th Transborder Library Forum (2009)

CFP: 15th Transborder Library Forum (2009)

FORO, the Transborder Library Forum, is a conference that focuses on librarians and library services in the border regions between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. This event will be jointly hosted by CETYS Universidad and San Diego State University.

What: 15th Transborder Library Forum/FORO Transfronterizo de Bibliotecas
When: March 4-6, 2009
Where: Camino Real Hotel Conference Center in Tijuana, Baja California
Conference Theme: Exploring Common Interests: Expanding Opportunities
Call for Papers URL:

The Call for Papers is available online. Proposals will be accepted until November 14th and notification of acceptance for proposals will take place on December 19th.

Our 2009 theme is: Exploring Common Interests: Expanding Opportunities. Its general objective is to permit a flow of ideas, experiences and proposals with lively, but serious and constructive discussion of themes around GLOBALIZATION, and its relevance for the library, librarians and librarianship.


Multiculturalism and globalization in libraries.
Educational opportunities for librarians.
Users and services on the border.
Public library experiences.
Border authors.
Transborder literature. Special services: information needs of youth, women and immigrants.
Image of the border in libraries.
Internet and books.
Cataloging border resources.
Comparing libraries and librarianship across North America (Can/USA/ Mex).