IFLA Science & Technology Libraries Section - Call for PapersThe World Library and Information Congress: 74th IFLA General Conference
and Council will be held in Qu้bec,/ /Canada,/ /10-15 August 2008. The
theme for the Conference is: "Libraries without borders: Navigating
towards global understanding". http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla74/index.htm .
The Science and Technology Libraries Section is planning a two-hour
program in Qu้bec and we invite you to submit an abstract for
presentation. The theme for our meeting is *"Science across Libraries:
**provision of science and technology information resources and services
in diverse settings"*.
Increasingly, information resources and services related to science and
technology are in demand by users beyond traditional contexts and with
varying levels of expertise and knowledge. A variety of libraries and
other information professionals are called upon to design innovative
approaches to meeting this demand. Complicating such efforts, however,
are issues related to science and technology literacy in the general
public, collection development and access issues, and other provision
and source related challenges. Moreover, trends in science and
technology, particularly those of global importance (such as global
warming, the ecological impact of globalization, or information
technology issues in developing countries) can increase demand of
certain resources and challenge the expertise of traditional librarians.
In addition to a keynote speaker, we are seeking three excellent papers
that address the issues surrounding and affecting the provision of
science and technology information resources and services in diverse
settings. Of particular interest are papers that represent perspectives
that will have relevance to an international audience.
Three papers will be selected for presentation. Proposals for papers must be submitted by *14 January 2008*. The proposal should include a title, a 200-400 word
abstract and relevant biographical information of author(s) / presenter(s). Successful proposals will be identified by *14 February 2008* and presenters will be notified.
The full paper is due by *1 May 2008*. We hope that Simultaneous Interpretation will be available for this session, but we strongly recommend that the presentation
slides should be in English, even if the presentation is delivered in one of the other official languages.