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Call for papers

First Call for Papers –  34th Annual IAMSLIC Conference

Our theme this year, Sustainability in a Changing Climate, reflects the global changes that are taking place in our environment as well as in our libraries.

Potential sessions are:


Information on traditional fishing: sources, access, grassroots formats, networks, customary value of certain species.

Information resources for subsistence fisheries (women in fisheries).

Impact of Global Warming

Coral Reefs, rising sea levels, climate change.

Marine Protected Areas

How information is gathered, disseminated and utilized for Marine Protected Areas.

Library Commons

Last year we learned how to prepare for updating our libraries and the planning needed for a Learning Commons or Library Commons.  Are you now part of a Learning Commons or Library Commons?  Please share your experiences.


Are you involved with your institution’s repository? How did you plan for it? What questions must be answered before embarking?

Pacific Lore

Plants and traditional medicines for illnesses and injuries from the marine environment, ciguatera.

Aboriginal marine knowledge.

Communication with your scientists and students

In the digital age, do you use Web 2.0, an interesting website or a unique newsletter format?

Suggest a topic for a session

The committee would consider your proposed paper, poster or panel discussion.

Submit proposals by April 11, 2008 to:

Elizabeth Winiarz, IAMSLIC President-Elect and Conference Convener

Proposals must be accompanied by an abstract.

Oral presentations are typically 20 minutes in length

Submissions may be for papers, posters and panel discussions.

Conference registration is required in order to do a presentation.

The conference committee will respond to proposals by May 16, 2008.