Call for Papers — Open Sessions
New Professionals joint with Audiovisual and Multimedia and the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres
- 13 February 2020, 10:36
Theme: "Music in the library world"
The IFLA New Special Interest Group (NPSIG) and Audiovisual and Multimedia Section (AVMS) assisted by the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres (IAML), invite interested professionals to submit proposals for the open session to be held during IFLA WLIC in Dublin, Ireland, from 15-22 August 2020.
The professional programme of the IFLA WLIC 2020 in Dublin features open sessions organised by IFLA’s professional units. This year, the New Professional Special Interest Group (NPSIG) will organize a session about music.
Music in libraries!
For many years, we have considered the ever-changing function of libraries. There has been a growing focus on libraries as a meeting point, as a space for creation and creativity, and as changing and dynamic spaces that strengthen and empower our societies.
If libraries aim to connect with society in these ways, we should consider the importance of music. Music is one of the most wonderful manifestations of human creativity, a reflection of our culture and history. We should show how music in all its forms is present in our daily activities, and ask ourselves, what space do we provide – or prohibit – for music to exist inside our libraries?
Some of the issues include:
- Access to information
- New technologies the community,
- Silence in libraries
- The creation of collaborative networks
- Creating inclusive space
By exploring this relationship between music and libraries, we can change working conditions in the library world and make it relevant to our present-day needs.
What can we do in our libraries now practically? As librarians we are coming together, breaking down the silos and have all sections working as one. We should build a healthy environment and create rich, diverse space in our librarian world. Music has a special role to play. We need to make noise, to attract young people to libraries.
People can learn, read, research with music or without it. We can provide that to them. That is only one of the benefits of using music in libraries and creating vibrant art libraries. Music can inspire readers and ourselves.
In line with the theme of the next World Library and Information Congress, “Inspire, Engage, Enable and Connect”, we are seeking for two formats of proposals:
- Papers to be presented at the IFLA WLIC in Dublin on the theme “Music in Libraries” and
- Audio material (sound composition) or audio-visual material to enter the NPSIG Music Contest 2020! The winnings works will be presented during the 2nd part of the open session.
[To participate in the “NPSIG Music Competition”, please download the guidelines: https://2022.ifla.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/NPSIG-Music-Contest-2020.pdf ]
Questions of interest can be:
- Are there collaborations or best practice examples of how libraries and patrons / other partners work together on “Music in the Library”?
- How is music used in the library / library world?
- How do libraries include patrons/users to participate and in what ways?
- Challenge the silence of libraries? Is music an enemy or an ally?
- How can libraries have their own music and use music in everyday life in the workplace?
- Impact of libraries on communities by using audio-visual promotion (social networks)
- Building a library with a place for music. In what forms can music be available in a modern library?
The session will last for two hours, one hour will be dedicated to our excellent speakers, one hour will be dedicated to “Music in the Library” – with the contestants for the NPSIG Music Contest and the Award Ceremony!
CREATE MUSIC IN YOUR LIBRARY!
INSPIRE COMMUNITY WITH LIBRARY MUSIC!
Language of the session:
The working language of the session will be English. Nevertheless, presentations can be made in any of the IFLA’s official languages.
Proposals should include:
– Title of proposed presentation
– Abstract of proposed paper (no more than 300 words)
– Name of presenter plus position and/or title
– Employer / affiliated institution
– Contact information including email address, telephone number
– Short biographical statement of presenter
Send proposals via email by
15 March 2020 the extended deadline 15 April 2020 to:
NPSIG Coordinator Team
Important dates and submission guidelines for papers
- Deadline to submit proposals/abstracts: 15 April 2020
- Notification of acceptance will be sent by 30 April 2020
- Successful candidates will submit a full paper by 01 July 2020
- Presentation slides should be supplied to 31 July 2020
For important dates and more information on the NPSIG Music Contest 2020 please download the guidelines: https://2022.ifla.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/NPSIG-Music-Contest-2020.pdf
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.