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Call for Proposals for 2016 IAMSLIC Conference

Dear IAMSLIC Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that the Call for Proposals for the 42nd IAMSLIC Annual Conference is now open. The conference theme is Traditional Knowledge and Modern Information Practice and we welcome presentations of all types related to the theme, as well as other topics related to libraries and information centers.

Some potential topics:

  • The role of traditional knowledge in modern information practice
  • How historical data can inform decisions
  • Cultural elements of fisheries information and management
  • Managing scientific data
  • Innovations in library user services
  • Creative uses of technology
  • Channels for sharing ideas and innovations
  • Keeping IAMSLIC relevant
  • Successful library partnerships

Please send your abstracts by April 30, 2016.

  • An abstract is required for consideration by the Program Committee.
  • Oral presentations are typically allotted 20 minutes, not including questions.
  • Submissions may be for papers, posters, workshops or panel sessions.
  • NEW THIS YEAR: You may also propose a topic on which you would like to lead a 30-minute small group discussion during breakout sessions.
  • Conference registration is required in order to present an accepted paper.
  • All submissions will be reviewed for relevance to the conference theme, potential interest of the topic for members, and appropriateness of format.
  • Abstracts must be received by April 30, 2016 to receive priority consideration with the committee’s responses following in approximately 30 days.

Submit your proposal using the Proposal Submission Form or visit the Call for Proposals page on the 2016 Conference website.

We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to join us in Mérida in October.

Steve Watkins
IAMSLIC President-Elect and Conference Convener
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