Wednesday, February 08, 2012

CFP: The Fourth International m-libraries Conference

CFP: The Fourth International m-libraries Conference

CALL FOR PAPERS: The Fourth International m-libraries Conference
“From margin to mainstream: mobile technologies transforming lives and libraries”
24-26 September 2012 at the Open University, UK

Mobile technology has transformed so many aspects of our lives: how we work, how wecommunicate, how we study and how we play. Since the first successful M-libraries conference in 2007, libraries around the world have made huge advances in harnessing the technology to improve and enhance their services.  The Fourth international conference will bring together researchers, technical developers, managers, educators, and library practitioners to review achievements to date and consider the creative challenges and opportunities ahead.

We are seeking lively contributions on the following broad themes:
·        Transformation – of services, learners or providers
·        Inspiration – innovative projects which challenge current thinking and practice
·        Implementation – the experience of implementing new mobile technologies

Papers will be short – 15 minutes for the presentation plus time for discussion/questions.

Please submit your abstracts (up to 300 words) by 15th of March 2012 to

These will be subject to peer review and authors will be notified by 26th of April 2012.

Please note that you will not be asked to submit full papers in advance of the conference. However, for those who would like to submit a full paper after the conference for possible publication in a book of proceedings, we will contact you during or after the conference.

Keynote speakers confirmed to date:
·        Char Booth, Claremont Colleges (US)
·        Thomas Cochrane,  AUT University’s Centre for Learning and Teaching (NZ)
·        Elyssa Kroski, New York Law Institute(US)
·        Steve Vosloo, Programme Specialist in Mobile Learning at UNESCO (FR)

Invited speakers confirmed to date:
·        Bob Gann, NHS Choices, UK Department ofHealth
·        Lee Stott, Microsoft UK

Visit the website for further details