Call for Papers — Open Sessions
Library History Special Interest Group
- 14 April 2022, 13:15
Theme: "Sources and Themes for the Historiography of IFLA"
The IFLA Library History Special Interest Group is seeking proposals for contributions to be presented at its Open Session at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2022 in Dublin, Ireland.
In 2027 IFLA, which dates its foundation to 1927 in Edinburgh, Scotland, will celebrate its centenary. The Library History Special Interest Group is planning to contribute to the celebration in various ways.
As a project for the centenary, the SIG is planning a commemorative volume of chapters about various aspects of IFLA’s history.
Such a volume was published in 1977 for IFLA’s half-centenary: Koops, Willem R H, and Joachim Wieder, eds. 1977. IFLA’s First Fifty Years; Achievements and Challenges in International Librarianship. IFLA Publications 10. Munich: Verlag Dokumentation. https://doi.org//10.1515/9783111356655. Quite a lot has been published about IFLA since then, but we would like to put together a volume covering various aspects of IFLA’s work over the full period, or as close as we can get to 2027. Rather than a chronological listing, to which Jeffrey Wilhite has already made a useful contribution (Wilhite, Jeffrey M. 2012. 85 Years IFLA: A History and Chronology of Sessions, 1927-2012. IFLA Publications 155. Berlin: De Gruyter Saur).
We are thinking of including critically evaluative, thematic chapters dealing with various aspects of IFLA’s work, for example, standardization; policy statements; promotion of librarianship in developing countries, international advocacy and the Millennium and Sustainable Development Goals, etc.
All this is still in the planning stage. For this purpose, our open session at WLIC in Dublin in July 2022 will be devoted to gathering ideas and refining our project. We therefore invite short presentations of five to ten minutes proposing topics for inclusion in the commemorative volume or other commemorative activities.
Please send us a brief outline (50 to 100 words) of your proposal, giving your name, affiliation and contact details to the SIG Chair, Professor Anna Maria Tammaro.
Email subject : 2022 SIG LIBHIST Session proposal
Deadline: 30 May 2022