Call for Papers — Open Sessions
Government Libraries Section
- 28 March 2022, 12:53
Theme: "The evolving roles of libraries and knowledge management services in government: the blurring of the distinction between explicit and tacit knowledge and opportunities for new synergies"
The IFLA Government Libraries Section is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at a session to be held at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Dublin, Ireland 26-29 July 2022.
Context: Librarians and knowledge managers in government find their respective roles are evolving. How can they benefit from collaborative working practices and learn from each other, despite customarily different starting points?
Libraries have traditionally seen themselves as repositories of explicit knowledge; knowledge management attempts to capture tacit knowledge so it can be shared. However, that distinction is becoming less clear cut in government as the library can often be the place where tacit knowledge is exchanged and the librarian often also acts as the knowledge manager.
We are particularly interested in presentations that consider:
- How can librarians foster best practice in the management of tacit knowledge – can they be an effective actor in its collection and dissemination?
- Can knowledge managers lean on the experience of librarians?
- Can collaboration and the adoption of each other’s working methods lead to more-informed government and better policy-making?
We want short presentations of up to 15 minutes (not including time for questions) given in English – no translation facilities will be available. Presenters may also submit a full paper for the IFLA Library if they wish. Papers can be submitted in one of the official IFLA working languages. If the paper is written in other official IFLA language than English, an accompanying translation in English must be attached.
Proposals must be submitted in an electronic format (PDF or Word formats preferred) and must include the following information:
- Title of proposed presentation
- Abstract of the proposed presentation (no more than 300 words)
- Whether a full paper will also be submitted
- Name(s) of presenters and positions and or titles
- Employer or affiliated institution
- Contact information including email address and telephone number
- Short biographical statement of no more than 100 words
- Confirmation that your paper/PPT can be made available online by IFLA under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license following conference
- Confirmation that you can attend the IFLA congress and present in person if selected
Send proposals by 2 May 2022 to:
GLS Information Coordinator (Jonathan Ginn) – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 2 May 2022 (Monday): Deadline for submission of proposal
- 6 May 2022 (Friday): Notification of acceptance
- TBA: Deadline for submission of presenter information and optional paper
- TBA: Deadline for submission of slides
The presentation must be delivered in person by at least one of the creators/authors during the Open Session at WLIC 2022.
All expenses for attending WLIC 2022 (e.g., travel, accommodation, etc.) are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA, but a special invitation letter can be issued to author(s)/presenter(s) of accepted papers.
A list of opportunities for support is available on the Conference Participation Grants page of WLIC 2022.