Sunday, March 15, 2015

CFP: Conference of the Library and Information Community of Quebec 2015

CFP: Conference of the Library and Information Community of Quebec 2015

Express yourself!
Conference of the Library Information Community of Quebec (CLIC) invites you to EXPRESS YOURSELF for our 7th annual conferenceat the Palais des congrès de Montréal from 18-20 November 2015.

The program committee suggests three themes for you to consider:
    Freedom of expression: An unavoidable subject at the beginning of this year, what is our professional role facing this 21st century challenge? How and why do we need to assume this responsibility?
      Universal access to information and to education: What are the factors (sexual orientation, gender, religion, age, socioeconomic factors, living environment, etc.) that limit access and opportunity? What solutions do you have that can help us contribute to a more open, equal and just society?

      In addition, some would challenge our role as information professionals due to the seeming ease of access provided by technology. How do we position ourselves in today's information environment? How can we be proactive?

      The professional as an activist – community engagement: Vigilance, citizen interest, the community, the society ... What are the tools we have as professionals? What is our contribution to our society? How can we effectively support both our organizations and our peers?

      Note: Relevant proposals that fall outside of these three themes will be equally considered

      New evaluation model: All proposals will undergo an anonymous peer review by the members of the program committee. This process ensures that submissions are evaluated solely on the quality of the proposal and the ideas put forward.

      Presentation formats: Conference proposals may be submitted and presented in both French and English. There should be a maximum of two speakers for each presentation.