Tuesday, February 23, 2016

IFLA LPD Satellite Preconference Call for Papers: Tailoring the Reading Experience to Meet Individual Needs

Call for papers for the LPD Satellite in Louisville, Kentucky USA
Theme: creating an inclusive community of readers

Making sure that everybody can have the best possible reading experience

IFLA Section 31:Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities (LPD)

Preconference Satellite to IFLA’s WLIC 2016 in Columbus, Ohio, USA

TITLE: Tailoring the Reading Experience to Meet Individual Needs

  • through libraries services catered for all kinds of print disabilities,
  • through rich audio and text  books that are widely available through description of images and/or tactile formats
  • through personalised ways of reading.

Presentations will raise and discuss such topics as:
  • Facilitating the book selection process
  • Changing role of the librarian from the Marrakesh perspective.
  • Finding and sharing accessible materials and collections
  • Accessible audio book technologies
  • Serving the full spectrum of print disabilities
  • Creating inclusive communities through programming and events
  • The added value of an analog service at heart in the digital era. 
  • Promoting Braille literacy

DATES OF THE CONFERENCE:  11-12 August 2016 (satellite to WLIC Columbus, Ohio)
LOCATION: Galt House Hotel. 140 N 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
This IFLA WLIC 2016 preconference is organised by IFLA Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities Section in cooperation with the American Printing House for the Blind, Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Papers should be submitted and presented in English.
Submissions should  include
       title of the paper
       abstract fitting in with the topic of the conference in max. 300 words
       authors names and speaker’s name, professional affiliation, postal address, email address and brief biographical note and a photo 

Please submit your proposals to Koen Krikhaar 

All proposals must be in by 15th March 2016.
Proposals will be evaluated by the satellite program committee group and
successful applicants will be informed by 1st  April 2016.
All expenses, such as travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. Letters of invitation can be issued to presenters upon request.

Mike L. Marlin, Director
Braille and Talking Book Library
California State Library
ALA Executive Board Member
ALA/ASCLA Representative to IFLA Libraries Serving Persons with Print Disabilities Section
P.O. Box 942837
900 N Street, Suite 110
CA 94237-0001
Email: mike.marlin@library.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 651-0812
Toll Free in CA: (800) 952-5666
Fax: (916) 654-1119
Web site: www.btbl.ca.gov