IFLA SET, CPDWL and ITSC Call for Papers - WLIC Columbus 2016

Evviva Weinraub evviva.weinraub at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 28 10:01:56 EST 2016

Education and Training Section joint with Continuing Professional
Development and Workplace Learning Section and Information Technology
*Theme:*"All about E-Learning: Connection. Collaboration. Community"

The IFLA Education and Training Section <http://www.ifla.org/set> joint
with Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section
<http://www.ifla.org/cpdwl> and Information Technology Section
<http://www.ifla.org/it> invite interested professionals to submit
proposals for the open session to be held in Columbus, Ohio, USA, from
13-19 August 2016.

There is an increasing awareness about the prospective and important role
of e-learning not only in LIS education but also in continuing education
for professionals and in applying innovative services in order to reach new
communities. Implementing powerful e-learning strategies in librarianship,
academic, and practical sectors makes us think about the IFLA president’s
theme, “Call to Action.” This call to action urges information technology
personnel to work on the infrastructure for connecting all available and
needed platforms serving this area.

E-learning/online education is a noteworthy tool for education and training
in general and especially for librarianship and information science fields.
Nowadays, the Internet is the best tool of information production in
general; the education field has experienced significant gains due to the
wide connections offered by the Internet. It currently facilitates a
variety of services ranking from a quick virtual lecture to a comprehensive
course or program that can offer new perspectives for scholars,
professionals, and community members.

This session’s goal is to provide complementary coverage of new techniques,
infrastructure, and academic and professional aspects of e-learning.

*We are particularly interested in proposals which explore these issues:*

   - The impact of new information technologies on library education
   - The experiences of LIS educators and the pedagogy for online library
   education and training
   - Implementation of e-learning for librarians and library users
   - Infrastructure for online library education and training
   - Employer perspectives in using e-learning, e.g. views of human
   resource managers or supervisors with responsibility for staff development
   and performance planning and review

*Language of the session:*

The language of the session is English. However, presenters may also give
their talk in any of the IFLA working languages. Simultaneous translation
is not guaranteed; therefore, presenters are encouraged to provide the
PowerPoint in English to facilitate understanding of the ideas presented.
Submission Guidelines

*Proposals should include:*

   1. Title of proposed presentation
   2. An extended structured abstract of the proposed paper of 1,000 words
   maximum; for information about structured abstracts, see
   3. Name(s) of presenter(s)
   4. Position or title of presenter(s)
   5. Employer or affiliated institution of presenter(s)
   6. E-mail address
   7. Telephone/fax numbers
   8. Short biographical statement(s) regarding the presenter(s)

*Please email your proposals to:*

*Suzanne Samir*
Email: suzanne.samir at bibalex.org and

*Lisa Travis*
Email: lisa.travis at emory.edu

All proposals must be in before *22 March 2016*.

Successful candidates will be notified by *21 April** 2016* and must submit
the full paper by *14 June 2016*.

Details on the format and length of the final paper will be emailed to
those candidates whose abstracts are accepted.

*All proposals must be received by 22 March 2016.*
Please note

At least one of the paper’s authors must be* present* to deliver a summary
of the paper during the program in Columbus, Ohio. Abstracts should only be
submitted with the understanding that the expenses of attending the
conference will be the responsibility of the author(s)/presenter(s) of
accepted papers.

All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2016 will be made available
online via the IFLA Library <http://library.ifla.org/> under the Creative
Commons Attribution 4.0 license

Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Authors’ Permission Form


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