Call for Papers: Satellite Meetings

Public Libraries Section joint with Management and Marketing Section


"Managing Change: Library Transitions – moving into the future. Best practices from around the world"


16-17 August 2017


Bergen Public Library, Bergen, Norway


Public Libraries Section, Management and Marketing Section, Hordaland County Library and Bergen Public Library

The two IFLA sections Public Libraries and Management and Marketing are cooperating on a joint satellite meeting before the World Library and Information Congress 2017 in Wroclaw. The theme of the Satellite Meeting is: Managing Change – with a focus on communicating change. The pre-conference is relevant for both public and academic librarians.

The sessions will be organised around the following themes:

  1. Communicating success: Communication plans, how to market services to different audiences: students, young people, children, adults, families, etc.
  2. User participation and outreach as a way of communication with the local community
  3. Managing and marketing of electronic content
  4. Using social media to engage users and employees in change processes
  5. Advocacy for Libraries (especially in developing countries)

For each theme we are looking for Keynote speakers and speakers who would like to share best practice from their own library/county. We invite speakers to present their initiative in the PechaKucha format – a presentation style in which 20 slides are shown for 20 seconds each (6 minutes and 40 seconds in total).

We invite you to participate with your best practice, and promise you inspiration from around the world. In addition, you will have time to see the best academic and public libraries in the region and the famous fiords of Norway.


All proposals must be received by 1 March 2017.

Please submit your proposal by using the application form

Follow the conference web-site for updated information on venue, registration and program:

Important dates:

1 March 2017    Deadline for submitting proposals

1 April 2017       Successful Speakers will be notified

30 June 2017    Author registration deadline

1 August 2017   Deadline for submitting paper/presentation

Please note

At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program of the Satellite Meeting.

All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2017 will be made available online via the IFLA Library under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.

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

All expenses for attending the satellite meeting (eg. travel, accommodation, etc.) are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA.