Call for Papers — Open Sessions
Science & Technology Libraries Section joint with Health & Biosciences Libraries Section, Knowledge Management Section, Digital Humanities/Digital Scholarship SIG
- 22 March 2022, 14:51
Theme: "Open Practices: Science Engagement"
Following the launch of the Open Access movement, efforts were increased to make many information resources more transparent and accessible to wider communities of users. This includes Open Access, Open Data, Open Science, Open Peer Review and other open practices that increase science communication and promote collaboration. These open practices have fundamentally changed our scientific institutions and educational pathways worldwide, particularly in how scientists conduct and share their work.
Library professionals recognize that despite decades of openness in certain areas of the scientific community and world, not all open science practices are equally accessible to all scientists. This session explores how science librarians embrace and extend scholarly communication to open practices in the sciences. How we learn about new opportunities and the ways we confront some of the existing biases and inequalities while striving to promote more resources and services to make science more open, accessible, and inclusive for everyone is key.
Possible topics to communicate may include (but are not limited to):
- Diversity and inequities within Open Science
- How libraries are encouraging Open Science adoption among a generationally, disciplinary, and culturally diverse population
- Governance over Open Science and open publishing
- Accessibility issues in Open Science
- Fostering more open relationships in scholarly publishing across science and other related disciplines, such as public policy and clinical content
- Open practices to combat misinformation
- Opportunities for more open activities in the sciences
- Technologies, infrastructures & innovations that drive Open Science
- Experience with new information resources and products that support Open Science
Details on length, style and format of presentation:
WLIC will be an in-person international congress with the expectation that all presenters will attend the WLIC in Dublin, pay the registration fee, and submit a PowerPoint presentation of no more than 12 slides by July 1, 2022. IFLA will not assume any costs for attendance including the registration fee.
This program will be a one-hour session with three (3) speakers who will address some aspect of Open Practices: Science Engagement in 15 minutes, followed by questions and a brief discussion. Consideration for diversity will be honoured that covers practices such as different subject areas in the sciences, regions of the world, scientific publishing, funding mandates, and how to break down and remove any of the systemic or structural barriers that prevent more open practices in the sciences.
Details for submitting presentation proposals:
Please submit the following information, including an abstract of 350-500 words, by April 4,2022 to Julia Gelfand (firstname.lastname@example.org):
- Presenter’s Name:
- Presenter’s Role/Title:
- Institutional Affiliation:
- E-Mail Address:
- Presentation Title:
- Presentation Abstract of 350-500 words (MS Word or PDF):
- ____I understand that if my presentation is accepted that I will be expected to make this presentation by attending the WLIC in Dublin and will assume all financial responsibilities to do so.
- ____I can meet the deadline of submitting a PowerPoint slide deck of 12 slides by July 1, 2022
Contact Organizer: For further information, contact Julia Gelfand (email@example.com)