Call for Papers — Satellite Meetings
Library and Research Services for Parliaments
- 24 January 2020, 13:39
Theme: "The parliamentary life of information: how library and research services provide value for parliaments, Members and citizens "
** CANCELLED! **
12-13 August 2020
Oireachtas (Irish Parliament), Dublin, Ireland
The Library and Research Services for Parliaments Section (IFLAPARL) invite proposals for presentations at the Pre-Conference to be hosted by the Oireachtas (Irish Parliament), Dublin, Ireland, from 12 – 13 August, 2020.
We invite proposals for short and inspiring presentations. The primary requirement is for presentations on three topic strands supporting our conference theme, but there is scope for other topics in the fourth strand, which is open.
The four main topic strands are:
1. Library and Information services:
- Strengthening information literacy
- Preserving and making use of parliament’s memory and historic collections
2. Research services:
- Research services in support of evidence-based policy work and/or parliamentary scrutiny>
3. Quality and value:
- Ensuring library and research services that are fit for parliamentary purpose
- Thriving in the information marketplace: professional and client perspectives
Presentations for these three strands should be focused on practical experience and learning. Presenters will have a maximum of 15 minutes each to deliver their presentations. There will be additional time for questions and discussion.
In addition, in the fourth strand we are seeking presentations of a maximum of 5 minutes each focused on very specific innovations, issues, and/or challenges from any aspect of parliamentary library and research services. These will be part of interactive sessions using, for example, the knowledge café format.
4. Connecting and innovating:
- Kaleidoscope: lightning talks/knowledge café on trends, innovations, and/or challenges from individual services
For all four strands, proposals for highly engaging presentations with a knowledge sharing and practical focus will be selected. Proposals for presentations on innovation – successful or unsuccessful – are particularly encouraged for all four strands.
Note: Presentations should be focused on the topic and (with the exception of the host parliament) should not make general introductions of the service concerned. Presenters can supply background information on their service which can be made available to conference delegates in advance or bring print information to be made available in the hall.
How to submit a proposal
Please send a summary by 31 March of the proposed presentation (maximum 1 page or about 300 words), in English, to:
Chair, IFLA Section on Library and Research Services for Parliaments
Secretary, IFLA Section on Library and Research Services for Parliaments
Please use as subject heading of your email “IFLAPARLPre-Conference-2020″ followed by your name.
Proposals should include:
- Title of proposed presentation
- Summary of proposed presentation (no more than 300 words)
- Name(s) of presenter(s) and position or title
- Employer / Institution
- Contact information including e-mail address and telephone number
- IFLA Membership (Y/N), with membership number where applicable
- Short biographical statement of presenter(s)
Language of the session:
Presentations should be written and delivered in English.
31 March 2020: Deadline to submit proposals/summaries
15 April 2020: Candidates will be notified if their proposal has been successful or not. Details regarding the format will be sent to candidates whose proposals are accepted.
1 June 2020: Deadline for selected presenters to submit presentation slides and speaking notes or paper, if any.
At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the Satellite Meeting (36th Pre-Conference).
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 for attending the Satellite Meeting (eg. travel, accommodation, etc.) are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA.
Congress Participation Grants
List of opportunities for support is available on the Apply for Grants & Awards webpage.