IBNA: Cooperating with Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning (CPDWL), IFLA’s Sections for Education and Training (SET) has released call for papers for the 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly.
Paper proposals are invited that address the following range of topics:
• Has your library actively used the learning organization model to help it achieve continuous improvement?
• Can your library be described as a ‘learning organization’? Does it thrive on change?
• What strategies does your library have in place to help both staff and the community adapt to the rapidly changing socio-cultural and technological environments?
• How is learning mapped to your institution’s strategic planning process?
• Has your institution developed policies and practices that promote the integration of learning concepts through libraries?
• Do your communities recognise the library as the centre of learning because of the programs it delivers and the services it offers?
• How are LIS education programs developing a new generation of library and information professionals who are committed to embracing change as a positive force?
• What internal learning programs does your library have in place to promote a shared vision of individual and collective learning?
Proposals should be submitted electronically to Sylvia Piggott at firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to Gillian Hallam at email@example.com no later than January 31, 2013 and indicate ‘IFLA proposal’ in the subject line.
Selected presenters will be notified by March 28, 2013.
The 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly will be held on ‘Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities, slated for 17-23 August 2013, Singapore.