Vi söker talare till IFLA-kongressen i Milano inom ämnesområdet
"Mångkulturella bibliotek", se nedan. Obs! att deadline för att sända in
en abstrakt på 500 ord är den 15 februari.
Hälsn /Ann-Katrin Ursberg
IFLA-sektionen för Mångkulturell Biblioteksverksamhet
Call for Papers
Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section
Theme: Creativity and the Arts: Libraries Building on Multicultural
The IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section invites
librarians working in the fields of multiculturalism and library services
to diverse cultural communities to submit proposals for its session in
Milan, Italy. Today's libraries have become learning and information
centers and also stewards of the cultural heritage of its community. The
committee is seeking proposals on programmes that employ the performing
arts, artistic expression or oral traditions to exchange knowledge and
understanding of the diversity of cultures among people living in our
The two-hour session entitled Creativity and the Arts: Libraries Building
on Multicultural Heritage, invites papers that explore:
o Performing arts programmes that promote respect for cultural
diversity and human creativity where oral or artistic expression in the
form of traditional music, dance, theater or media encourages
intercultural communication and understanding. All types of libraries are
encouraged to apply.
o Cultural heritage programmes and collections which provide a
legacy of the intangible attributes of a group - culture, values and
attitudes including knowledge, language, arts, rituals and performances -
and promote a continuity of diversity of cultures among people living in
our global society.
o Cultural heritage programmes that ensures public engagement
while promoting cross-cultural dialogue and understanding.
o Exhibits, both physical or virtual, that reflect the
undeserved cultural and linguistic groups in the community and preserve
significant cultural traditions.
o Please send an abstract of approximately 500 words, in
English, French or Spanish, no later than 15 February 2009 to: Tess Tobin
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o Please attach a summary curriculum vitae of the author/s
including their name(s), contact details, professional affiliation(s) and
a brief statement on their career(s).
o Successful applicants will be notified by mid-March, 2009.
o Papers accepted will be due no later than May 1st 2009.
o Papers should be submitted in English.
o Papers should not be longer than 20 pages.
o A maximum of 20 minutes will be allowed for the presentation
of each paper during the Section's session in Milan. Please note, although
every effort will be made to provide simultaneous interpretation into
other IFLA languages, its availability may not be possible. Therefore, the
presentations must be made in English. An author who feels uncomfortable
presenting in English could ask a colleague to do so on their behalf.
o At least one of the authors of the paper must present the paper.
Please note that the Programme Committee has no funds to assist
prospective authors: abstracts should only be submitted on the
understanding that the expenses of attending the Milan conference
(including travel, expenses and conference fee) will be the responsibility
of the author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers. Some national
professional associations may be able to help fund certain expenses, and a
small number of grants for conference attendance maybe available at: [
Susana Alegre Landáburu
Member of SC of IFLA Section on Library Services to Multicultural
Populations Head of International Cooperation Subdirectorate General for
Libraries Coordination Ministry of Culture Plaza del Rey, 1.
Tf: (00) (34) 91 701 74 62
Fax: (00) (34) 91 701 73 39
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