Calls for Papers

Calls for Papers for the Open Sessions

Calls for Papers for the satellite meetings

The content of the IFLA Conference Programme is organised by different professional groups (Sections, Core Programmes and Special Interest Groups). Calls for papers will be submitted through these groups and made available on this web page as soon as delivered.

Access to Information Network – Africa (ATINA) Special Interest Group

Theme: "Knowledge Systems for Sustainable Development Goals"

Deadline for proposals: 10 February 2017

Acquisition and Collection Development Section

Theme: "Networks of Digital Collections and Digital Libraries and How They Present New Opportunities for Local Collection Development and Management"

Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2017

Acquisition and Collection Development Section, Metropolitan Libraries Section and Public Libraries Section

Theme: "Check me out! Human libraries and unique circulating collections, from art to technology petting zoos"

Deadline for proposals: 19 March 2017

Africa Section

Theme: "Demonstrating the Contribution of Libraries to the UN 2030 Agenda: Best Practices from Division of Regions"

Deadline for proposals: 20 January 2017

Agricultural Libraries Special Interest Group

Theme: "Agricultural Libraries and Information Services in attaining UN Sustainable Development Goals with Special Reference to Women in Agriculture"

Deadline for proposals: 6 March 2017

Art Libraries Section joint with Social Science Libraries Section

Theme: "These Times to Us Are Worth Savin’: Documenting the Art of Social Transformation since 1960"

Deadline for proposals: 1 March 2017

Asia and Oceania Section

Theme: "Smart libraries for a tolerant and inclusive society"

Deadline for proposals: 15 February 2017

Audiovisual and Multimedia Section joint with Information Literacy Section and School Libraries Section

Theme: "Media is the Message: Critical Use of Video in the Digital Age"

Deadline for proposals: 31 January 2017

Bibliography Section joint with Subject Analysis and Access Section

Theme: "Challenging society and naming identity: Subject access and bibliography in a multicultural world"

Deadline for proposals: 3 March 2017

Cataloguing Section

Theme: "Sharing is caring"

Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2017

Committee on Standards

Theme: "The Use of IFLA Standards in the Linked Data Environment: Strategies, Applications and Success Stories"

Deadline for proposals: 20 February 2017

Copyright and other Legal Matters Advisory Committee joint with Information Literacy Section

Theme: "Models for Copyright Education in Information Literacy Programs"

Deadline for proposals: 15 March 2017

Document Delivery and Resource Sharing Section

Theme: "LinkedUp: Connecting users and libraries around the world"

Deadline for proposals: 1 March 2017

Environmental Sustainability and Libraries Special Interest Group joint with Public Libraries Section

Theme: "More than Green: Sustainability of practice - Public Libraries & the 2030 United Nations Agenda "

Deadline for proposals: 15 March 2017

Genealogy and Local History Section joint with Asia and Oceania Section and Information Technology Section

Theme: "New insights at the intersection of genealogy and other professional communities - including librarians, archivists, historians, demographers, linguists, anthropologists and geneticists"

Deadline for proposals: 18 March 2017

Government Information and Official Publications Section

Theme: "How to Find It? International Legal Institutions Informing the Public"

Deadline for proposals: 30 March 2017

Government Libraries Section, Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section joint with Law Libraries Section

Theme: "Government and Parliamentary libraries: supporting UN Sustainable Development Goals"

Deadline for proposals: 3 March 2017

Health and Biosciences Libraries Section

Theme: "Achieving a healthy future together: diverse and emerging roles for health information professionals"

Deadline for proposals: 24 February 2017

Indigenous Matters Section

Theme: "Indigenous Continuity: How do you show your solidarity?"

Deadline for proposals: 17 February 2017

Knowledge Management Section

Theme: "How does knowledge management inform change agency?"

Deadline for proposals: 24 February 2017

Law Libraries Section joint with Government Libraries Section

Theme: "Law in Transition - Challenges for Legal Research and Legal Methodology in Post-communist Europe"

Deadline for proposals: 6 March 2017

Law Libraries Section joint with Subject Analysis and Access Sections

Theme: "Optimizing Subject Access to Legal Resources: Solidarity in Divergence"

Deadline for proposals: 17 March 2017

LGBTQ Users Special Interest Group

Theme: "Intersectionality"

Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2017

Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section

Theme: "Parliament and the People: Transparency, Openness, Engagement"

Deadline for proposals: 31 March 2017

Library Buildings and Equipment Section joint with Management and Marketing Section

Theme: "Branding: Bridging: Building: Telling and Selling the Space Story"

Deadline for proposals: 15 February 2017

Library History Special Interest Group

Theme: "Libraries in times of crisis: Historical perspectives"

Deadline for proposals: 31 January 2017

Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section

Theme: "Multicultural Library Guideline and Toolkit – Case Studies and Illustrations from a Global Perspective"

Deadline for proposals: 17 February 2017

Library Theory & Research Section joint with the New Professionals Special Interest Group

Theme: "Engaged Communities: Transforming the Librarian Role"

Deadline for proposals: 1 March 2017

Literacy and Reading Section joint with Libraries for Children and Young Adults Section, Public Libraries Section and School Libraries Section

Theme: "Literacy Matters: It takes a community to raise a reader – building a nation of readers and creating a reading culture"

Deadline for proposals: 17 February 2017

Management of Library Associations Section

Theme: "Library associations in solidarity with civil society"

Deadline for proposals: 17 February 2017

Metropolitan Libraries Section

Theme: "Public libraries as place makers in today’s cities: urban development, resiliency and social equity"

Deadline for proposals: 19 March 2017

Preservation and Conservation Section joint with Acquisition and Collection Development Section

Theme: "The Agony of Long-term Access: Collection building in the digital era "

Deadline for proposals: 1 March 2017

Preservation and Conservation Section joint with Rare and Special Collections Section

Theme: "A Moving Experience: Tears and Cheers Open Session 2017, Wroclaw, Poland"

Deadline for proposals: 15 March 2017

Rare Books and Special Collections Section

Theme: "Out of the Stacks: Special Collections In Society"

Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2017

Rare Books and Special Collections Section joint with Indigenous Matters Section

Theme: "Collections and Books [A]cross Borders"

Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2017

Reference and Information Services Section

Theme: "Storytelling for Sustainability and Solidarity"

Deadline for proposals: 20 February 2017

Religions: Libraries and Dialogue Special Interest Group

Theme: "Interreligious dialogue as Library Initiatives demonstrating societal solidarity"

Deadline for proposals: 28 February 2017

School Libraries Section joint with the Education and Training Section and Continuing Professional Development and Workplace Learning Section

Theme: "Bridging the Gap from School to Library: Best practices for planning, participation, and assessment of internships, practicums, field experiences, and mentorships in LIS education"

Deadline for proposals: 17 March 2017

Serials and Other Continuing Resources Section

Theme: "Altmetrics: It’s time to take action"

Deadline for proposals: 6 March 2017

Strategic Programme on Preservation and Conservation

Theme: "Documentary heritage: digitisation, and born digital heritage – facing the challenges to preserve our heritage for the future"

Deadline for proposals: 6 March 2017