EMIERT (Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table) RoundTable
The IFLA Library History Special Interest Group, and the IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section invite proposals for papers to be presented at their joint session on “Libraries and Immigrants: Historical Perspectives” during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio, USA, 13-19 August 2016. Details below and attached.
IFLA World Library and Information Congress
82nd IFLA General Conference and Assembly
13–19 August 2016, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Theme for the IFLA Columbus conference: Connections. Collaboration. Community.
Call for Papers: Open Sessions
Library History Special Interest Group, Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section, in co-operation with the American Library Association Library History Round Table.
The IFLA Library History Special Interest Group http://www.ifla.org/library-history and the Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section http://www.ifla.org/mcultp , invite proposals for papers to be presented at their joint session on “Libraries and Immigrants: Historical Perspectives” during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio, USA, 13-19 August 2016.
Much has been and is being written about current experiences of libraries and immigrants to our lands. But what of past experiences, and of lessons learnt from the history of our libraries as they welcomed early immigrants to our countries and assisted them to settle and enjoy their new lives? In some countries this history would be very long, and we are hoping with the international composition of IFLA, we will hear of historical experiences from around the globe as such activity fits well with the overall theme for the 2016 IFLA Conference: Connections. Collaboration. Community.
- Your paper might be the result of an historical research project, or describe the historical experiences of your own library. Selection of papers is based on the abstract (up to 500 words) which should consider:
- how it relates to the theme of the session;
- a description of the historical approach to the topic;
- lessons learnt from the historical experience/s;
- interesting discoveries from the historical experience/s;
- if a research project, implications and outcomes for library practice and any research limitations;
- other matters of relevance and importance to the topic.
- Both abstracts and full papers should be submitted as a MS Word file by e-mail. Fax or post (please contact Kerry Smith for postal details) should be used only as a last resort.
- Please email your abstract to: Dr Kerry Smith, Convenor, IFLA Library History SIG, firstname.lastname@example.org phone/fax 61 8 9385 9119
- If your abstract is selected, your paper should be of 20 pages maximum, double spaced.
- As it is expected that our session will be conducted in English, all proposals, papers and presentations will be required to be in English.
- Depending on the number of submissions accepted, we are expecting that up to 20 minutes will be allowed for a summary delivery of the paper at the Conference; the full written paper is *not* to be read. It is strongly recommended that the presentation is supported by a visual element using presentation software such as PowerPoint.
- The author(s) should indicate his/her personal full contact details and include a brief biographical note with the abstract and the paper.
- The deadline for submitting a detailed abstract and full author details including email contact is 31st January 2016. Each abstract will be reviewed by members of the Library History Special Interest Group and co-sponsoring groups.
- Authors will be notified whether they have been successful or not, by 31 March 2016.
- The full paper is due on 31st May 2016 and must be an original submission not presented or published elsewhere.
Submissions: all abstracts must be received by 31 January 2016.
At least one of the paper’s authors must be present to deliver a summary of the paper during the program in Columbus, Ohio. 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.
All papers that are presented at the WLIC 2016 will be made available online via the IFLA Library http://library.ifla.org/ under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license
Authors of accepted papers must complete the IFLA Author’s 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 http://2016.ifla.org/registration/letter-of-invitation-visa-requirements can be issued to authors.
Congress Participation Grants: a list of opportunities for support is available on the IFLA Conference Participation Grants webpage.
Do you know of an excellent diversity/multicultural library research article published in the past two years?by Wendy Stephens on Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 08:06 pm
o The Ethnic and Multicultural Information Exchange Round Table would like to learn of your choices for significant new research related to the understanding and promotion of multiculturalism in libraries in North America. Works published within the last two years (2014-2015) will be considered for the David Cohen/EMIERT Multicultural Award.
o Please help us identify excellent articles by submitting your choice to https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/1796145 by December 1, 2015. If you would prefer to just submit the article, but not complete the information about the author, that is fine too.
o We may also include nominated titles on our EMIERT website so others may benefit from the research and publications.
If you would prefer to just send an email with the citation and why this article was significant to you, please direct the email to Hazel Walker at email@example.com