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CFP: International Conference on Embedded Education and Instruction of New Models of Library Service, Beijing, China, October 2017

Call for Papers: International Conference on Embedded Education and Instruction of New Models of Library Service

October 2017
Beijing, China

In the ever-changing information age, library users become more sophisticated and diverse. In order to adapt to those new developments, academic libraries must actively change service concepts and methods by using modern technology and tools, building digital libraries, optimizing library resources, introducing subject librarian service, and innovatively embedding in education and teaching. In addition, academic libraries must strive to give attention to their advantages in resources, assisting teaching and research to enhance the functionality and quality of service. International Conference on Embedded Education and Instruction of New Models of Library Service will be held in October 2017 in Beijing, China. 

This will be the 4th conference in the series of the International Conference on Library Cooperation and Resource Sharing. Strengthening scholarly exchange and cooperation among library colleagues worldwide and exploring new development and new models of embedded education and teaching will be the focus. Beijing Academic Library & Information System (BALIS), University Network Library of Beijing, and Capital Normal University Library in cooperation with DRCnet (Development Research Center of the State Council of P. R. China) are organizing the conference. Library and information science colleagues from around the world are cordially invited to submit conference papers. The website and the exact date of the conference will be announced at a later date.

Conference Themes: Embedded Education and Instruction of New Models of Library Service


  1. Conversion of the library collection (current situation of collection development, existing problems, countermeasures and developing trend)
  2. Open access (the significance and role of open access to scholarly communication, the impact of open access to scholarly publishing trends, and future direction of open access)
  3. Institutional repository (the function and role of institutional repositories, construction and development of institutional repositories)
  4. Design of library instruction (content and methods of library instructional design, online teaching design)
  5. Embedded Librarian (embedded librarian's role in new service models, challenges and coping strategies of embedded librarians, and the development of embedded librarians program)
  6. Modern library technology (digital media content types and features, applications and development; the latest methods and the use of mobile technology in the library; status, strengths, challenges, prospects and future of mobile technology)
  7. Evaluation and assessment (user service evaluation, collection evaluation, and librarian professional evaluation)
  8. Library public relations and marketing (principles and methods of library public relations and marketing)

Important Dates:
  • Submission of full papers: June 1st, 2017
  • Notification of acceptance of paper: June 20, 2017
  • Submission of the final paper: June 30, 2017

Paper submission details:
Papers should be sent in electronic format as an email attachment. Please note the following requirements: plain text, Times New Roman, font size 12, 100-word abstract at beginning of the paper, 3 to 5 keywords, and APA (6th) style bibliography; include author’s contact information (author’s name, institution, address, email, and phone number) and a short bio of the author(s) at the end of the paper. (The short bio should include: name, title, degrees, and research areas). The paper length is between 5-10 pages single space. Pagination should not be inserted in the text. Submitted papers will be subject to a peer review process by the Organizing Committee. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. 

Please send completed paper to:

Michael Bailou Huang
Head, Office of Global Library Initiatives
Health Sciences Library
Stony Brook University
Health Sciences Tower,  Level 3, Room 136
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8034, USA

Capital Normal University
83 Xi Shan Huan Bei Road
Beijing, China, 100089