Call For papers IFLA 2010 Children’s Libraries : open access to different cultures?

C’è tempo fino al 30 gennaio 2010 per inviare un contributo sul tema Children’s Libraries : open access to different cultures?

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Section Libraries for Children and Young Adults and Section Library services for multicultural populations

Theme: “Open access to knowledge – promoting sustainable progress”

Title: Children’s Libraries : open access to different cultures?

Suggested topics for this session include, but are not limited to, the following:
•       Promoting the use of, or creation of, traditional or online social networks by minority children and Young adults within the library’s user community to help these Young people improve their social, political, cultural or economic life, and to share their culture with other readers.
•       .Collections for children and young adults and multiculturalism : what culture(s) do collections reflect? In what languages? Are young readers’ cultures present in the library collections? How are collections made available to readers, and how do they receive them?
•       Programs for children’s librarians and/or young readers that engage them in exchanges at regional or international level, favoring access to other cultures

•       Understanding how libraries and information organisations are using traditional or online social networking tools to engage with children and Young adults of different cultural background in order to obtain a better understanding of their information needs, and/or  to share ideas, experiences and knowledge to improve their services and resources.
•       Showing how libraries can or do contribute to the work of other organisations (e.g., schools, government departments, private companies) through engagement with social networking tools.

1.      The deadline for submitting a detailed abstract (500 words, in English) and full author details is 30 January 2010. Selection of papers is based on the abstract, and presenters will be notified by end-February 2010 at the latest whether they have been successful
2.      The full paper is due on 1 May 2010 and must be an original submission not presented or published elsewhere
3.      Both abstracts and full papers should be submitted as a MS Word file by e-mail. Fax or post should be used only as a last resort. Papers should be of 20 pages maximum, double spacedPapers should be in one of IFLA languages Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish.
4.      The abstract should be in English although the full paper can be submitted in all official Ifla languages.
5.      20 minutes will be allowed for a summary delivery of the paper in the Conference; the full written paper is not to be read. If the oral presentation is done not in English, and if the organisers cannot assure simultaneous interpreting, the author must find a colleague who can provide consecutive interpreting.
6.      The author(s) should indicate his/her personal full contact details and include a brief biographical note with the paper. Also, a digital photograph would be useful.
Full abstracts (500 words) should be prepared following the template provided below. Each abstract will be blind reviewed by members of both standing committees of both sections
Abbreviated abstracts or late submissions will not be considered.

Purpose of this paper   What are the reason(s) for writing the paper (or the aims of the research)?
Design/methodology/approach     How are the objectives achieved? Include the main method(s) used for the study. What is the approach to the topic, and what is the theoretical or subject scope of the paper?
Findings        What was found in the course of the work? This will refer to analysis, discussion, or results.
Research limitations/implications (if applicable)       If research is reported on in the paper, this section must be completed and should include suggestions for future research and any identified limitations in the research process.
Practical implications (if applicable)  What outcomes and implications for practice, applications and consequences are identified? All papers should have practical applications. What changes to practice might be made as a result of this research/paper?
What is original/value of paper         What is new in the paper? State the value of the paper and to whom.

Please send your abstract by 30 January 2010 to:


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