Wednesday, December 09, 2009

CFP: IFLA 2010: “Libraries Promoting Reading in a Multicultural, Multilingual Society”

CFP: IFLA 2010: “Libraries Promoting Reading in a Multicultural, Multilingual Society”

The Section on Literacy and Reading and the Section on Library Services to Multicultural Populations plan to hold a three-hour joint program at the 2010 Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, on the topic, “Libraries Promoting Reading in a Multicultural, Multilingual Society.” We expect to select four to six high quality papers for presentation and discussion.

Papers selected for presentation will reflect a variety of geographic settings. They should clearly document research and/or library practices that have been effective promoting reading that celebrates cultural diversity or that were designed as multicultural reading promotions. The role of the library in the reading promotion should be clearly stated.

Paper proposals should be no more than one page in length and should include an abstract of the final paper.
Please, provide as follows:
a) Title of proposed presentation
b) Abstract of the presentation (no more than one page)
c) Name(s) of presenter(s)
d) Position or title of presenter(s)
e) Presenter(s) employer or affiliated institution
f) Address & E-mail address
g) Short biographical statement regarding the presenter/s.

Proposals can be written in any of the official IFLA languages, but please, provide abstract in English too!

Proposals should be sent electronically no later than January 10, 2010: to Elena Corradini at or

Papers will be refereed by members of both sections. Decisions will be made by February 20, 2010.

Please note: All expenses incurred for attending the Gothenburg conference are the responsibility of the authors whose papers are accepted.
Authors/presenters are expected to attend the World Library and Information Congress and present their papers in person.
Accepted papers: Full papers must be from 3 to 20 single spaced pages and delivered by April 15, 2010.

Ivanka Stricevic, PhD
IFLA Literacy and Reading Section (Chair)
University of Zadar, LIS Department
Zadar, Croatia