Call for Papers — Satellite Meetings
Art Libraries Section
- 31 March 2022, 10:04
Theme: "Challenges of Art Librarianship: 2020 and Beyond"
‘… the future, the sister of the past’ (James Joyce, Ulysses, 1922)
The IFLA Art Libraries Section (ALS) invites your participation at a Satellite meeting of the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2022 in Dublin, Ireland.
Marking the 40th anniversary of the Art Libraries Section in 2020, and our hopeful emergence from the global pandemic, we will come together to consider how the present moment links us to the past and the future.
As art librarians, how have we arrived where we are today? Where are we heading? What are our key challenges? and what work is under way to overcome them? We would like to hear about innovations and relationships that address challenges and take us forward.
With the aim of maximizing dialogue and interaction, traditional paper presentations will be interspersed with ‘round table’ discussions ignited by lightning talks.
Details of the Satellite Meeting:
Date: Saturday 23 July, 2022
Location: Chester Beatty, Dublin Castle, Dublin 2, D02 AD92, Ireland
Format: Face to face, 1-day meeting (but allowing for some remote participation)
Registration: Free of charge, and separate from the World Information Library Congress
LINK TO REGISTRATION FORM [to follow in April]
We are inviting paper presentations and lightning talks, particularly, but not exclusively, on topics relevant to the following sub-themes:
- the widening scope of contemporary art (media, performance, social practice etc)
- the role of art libraries in museums (including provenance research, spoliation, restitution etc)
- the pressures on subject-specialisation in multi-disciplinary libraries and other settings (including digital)
- the evolving needs of library users/audiences; new skills needed
- the value and challenges of international networks
A. Paper Proposals:
Papers should be 20 minutes and in English. Visual presentation is optional but encouraged.
There may be an opportunity to publish the papers, and/or they will be included in the IFLA Library http://library.ifla.org/ (with the author’s permission).
B. Lightning Talk Proposals for Round Table Discussion:
Round Table participants are invited to present a five-minute talk on a topic or theme, then participate in a moderated group discussion on aspects of the Satellite theme, for 20-30 minutes.
The specific questions for the group discussions will be decided after the contributions are finalised, and notified to participants in advance of the meeting.
Proposals should include the following information:
- Title / topic – what would you like to talk about?
- Preferred format:
Paper / presentation?
Lightning talk / group discussion?
- Abstract: maximum 500 words (paper) or 200 words (lightning talk)
- Name, and position and or title
- Employer or affiliated institution
- Contact information including email address and telephone number
- Short biographical statement of no more than 100 words
- Likelihood of your ability to attend the event in person if selected. (The Satellite is planned as a face to face meeting, but we hope to facilitate remote participation if necessary in some cases.)
Deadline for proposals: Tuesday 19 April 17:00 London time (UTC+1)
Earlier submission will be greatly appreciated.
Acceptances will be confirmed on or before Thursday 28 April
Send proposals to all:
Elizabeth James email@example.com
Rana Abdulrahman firstname.lastname@example.org
Elsa Loftis email@example.com
- 19 April 2022: Deadline for submission of abstract
- 28 April 2022 : Notification of acceptance
- 15 July 2022: Confirmation of attendance, and submission of papers / presentations
- 23 July 2022: Satellite Meeting
All expenses for attending the Satellite Meeting (e.g., travel, accommodation, etc.) are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA.
Date of posting: 31 March 2022