Friday, June 24, 2022

Call for Proposals: Something Old, Something New: Using Social Media to Engage Communities with Local History (Online program #IFLA)

 The IFLA Local History and Genealogy Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) invites proposals for papers highlighting innovative local history and genealogy projects and activities developed via social media channels.

Whether it's Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok, or any of the other emerging platforms, social media is the perfect environment to communicate and remember historical events in innovative ways or to add nuance and a personal perspective on important historical moments.


The workshop's theme : "Something Old, Something New: Using Social Media to Engage Communities with Local History" is in line with IFLA's 2022 World Library Information Congress topic – Inspire, Engage, Enable, Connect. 


This event will be held online on August 23 at 16.00 CET time as part two of the Local History and Genealogy Section's Summer Meeting.


Submission Guidelines 


This call is open to all interested librarians, communication and educational professionals, students , social media or history enthusiasts. 


Proposals of 15-minute presentations in English must be submitted in an electronic format before 15 July at and must include the following information:

  • Title of proposed presentation
  • Abstract of the proposed paper (no more than 200 words)
  • Name(s) of presenters and positions and/or titles
  • Employer or affiliated institution
  • Contact information including email address

For any other information contact Cristina Roiu at the above e-mail address.