Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Call for Papers – Collaborative Strategies for Successful Library Design and Innovative Use

81st IFLA General Congress and Assembly August 13-19, 2016, Columbus, Ohio, USA
IFLA Library Buildings and Equipment Section
Satellite Pre-conference
August 10-11, 2016
Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, Ill.
“Collaborative Strategies for Successful Library Design
and Innovative Use”
Important Dates:
Deadline for proposal submission: February 15, 2016
Proposals for papers should be in English and include an abstract of no longer than 200 words as well as brief biographical details of the author/s. The papers will undergo a peer review process by the Evaluating Committee and ten to twelve papers will be selected for the two day conference.
Submit proposals to:
Chair, IFLA Library Buildings and Equipment Section
Successful proposals will be announced by: March 14, 2015

Designing modern libraries is a complex process involving many stakeholders and participants. Libraries of all types work with an almost limitless range of constituent groups for input, buy-in and successful implementation. Collaboration partners across the spectrum can include the local community, our students, faculty and campus partners, architects and designers, donors, governing bodies, local municipal, university, state and national decision makers and facilities personnel. Successful libraries and library design reflect successful collaboration.
The IFLA Library Buildings and Equipment section (LBE) is hosting a two-day satellite conference to be held at the Illinois Institute of Technology in vibrant Chicago. We are looking for proposals that address any areas of collaboration leading to successful library design and innovative use.
Proposals can be individual or team presentations, research studies, case studies or panel discussions.
Topics can be as varied as the potential range of collaborators. The papers can address but are not limited to:
- new library design or renovations
- rethinking existing spaces to support new initiatives with new partners or old partners in new ways
- successful or challenging collaborations with donors and other funding sources, community organizations, or research, teaching and learning partners evolving in the digital age
- innovative collaborations with unusual partners and their outcomes
- with the result being outstanding library design and services to our user communities

We welcome and encourage proposals relating to libraries of all types, including public, national, university and special from around the world.
The paper should be delivered in English as simultaneous translation will not be available. If a paper is selected, authors must commit to presenting it in Chicago.
Presenters to forward complete text of papers by: May 16, 2016
All presenters and their papers will be listed in the conference program. Therefore, presenters must forward the complete text of their papers by May 16, 2016 to allow time for review. Papers should be no longer than 20 pages/3000 words.
Conference Registration – 100 Euro per person
Start of online registration and receipt of payment: March 28, 2016
Standard registration fee deadline: August 1, 2016
Onsite registration (cash only) August 10, 2016
Please note that 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 or the Library Buildings and Equipment Section, but a special invitation can be issued to authors/presenters.
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