Call for Papers — Open Sessions
Academic and Research Libraries joint with Statistics and Evaluations
- 3 February 2020, 12:56
Theme: "Alignment with Research: Providing, Communicating and Assessing the Value of Research Support"
IFLA’s Academic and Research Libraries and Statistics and Evaluations Sections invite you to submit a proposal for its Joint Session at the 86th IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2020 in Dublin, Ireland, 15-21 August.
Academic and Research Libraries have been involved in research support services as well as assessment activities for a long time. The session is designed to explore programs and services designed to support and enhance research and researchers in our institutions with an emphasis on programs and services that have demonstrated “value” or responsiveness to the specific needs of the research community. The session will also focus on the specific assessment methods and activities that can be used to successfully measure the impact or value of research support activities and programs/services and showcase examples of instances where the value of the programs has been assessed and communicated.
Proposals for papers are expected to address the following areas:
- How the value of research support services has been assessed and communicated
- How issues of expansion and scalability have been addressed
- How the professional development requirements and training gaps associated with the necessary skills to development have been addressed
- How academic and research libraries have been contributing to the national research assessment programs
The session format will include three invited speakers for the first hour.
We are looking for proposals for short papers of 15 minutes length for the second hour.
5 March 2020: Proposal abstracts must be submitted
5 April 2020: Selected presenters will be notified
31 May 2020: Authors to submit Authors’ Permission Form
1 June 2020: Written papers due
7 August 2020: Presentation slides due
Proposals must be submitted using the submission form [DOC]. They must be in English and include the following information.
- Title of proposed presentation
- Style of presentation
- Abstract of the proposed paper (no more than 300 words)
- Name(s) of presenters and positions and or titles
- Employer or affiliated institution
- Contact information including email address and telephone number
- Short biographical statement of no more than 100 words
- Note a willingness to comply with IFLA’s Authors’ Permission
Proposal abstracts must be submitted using the submission form [DOC] and sent via email to:
Mary- Jo Romaniuk
At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Dublin. 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.
The paper must be an original submission not presented or published elsewhere. All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2020 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, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.
Congress Participation Grants
List of opportunities for support is available on the Apply for Grants & Awards webpage.