Convocatoria comunicaciones multiculturalidad IFLA 2013

A continuación reproducimos la convocatoria de comunicaciones de la sesión que organizarán en el Congreso de IFLA en Singapur, en 2013, la Sección de servicios bibliotecarios para poblaciones multiculturales y la Sección de educación y formación:

 World Library and Information Congress: 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly

17-23 August 2013, Singapore

 Call for Papers

Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section and Education and Training Section


Indigenous Knowledge and Multiculturalism in LIS Education and Library Training: Infinite Possibilities.

 The above IFLA Section invites proposals for papers to be presented at a two-hour session in the next IFLA General Conference on August 2013 in Singapore.

 This joint session focuses on the issues of diverse communities and the ways that LIS education and library training need to incorporate cultural competencies, knowledge and practices. While some countries have found success in educating library school students and library workers some areas of the world need help with advocating, developing and sustaining these initiatives. This session will further the awareness of the importance of LIS education in multicultural competencies, and indigenous knowledge paradigms and how these efforts can be extended effectively  into in-house training programs for library professional and their staff. Subjects of interest include:

 ·       Teaching awareness of indigenous knowledge paradigms·       Teaching multicultural perspectives to library school students and library practitioners

·       Promotion of cultural competencies to library school students and library educators

·       Promotion of cultural competencies to library professionals and their staff

·       Promotion of cultural competencies to politicians and decision makers   

 ·     Best practices and knowledge sharing of in-house library training programs on cultural competencies, and indigenous knowledge paradigms.


Proposals should include

 ·       Title of presentation

·       Abstract of no more than 500 words in English, French, or Spanish

·       Name, e-mail address, position (title) of presenter(s), plus a brief presenter(s) biography

·       Presenter(s) employed or affiliated institution


Important dates and timelines

 Please send your proposal for papers no later than 15 February 2012 to both Stephen Stratton and Lea Starr at and

 The proposals will be evaluated by the Program Committee members of IFLA Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section and the notification of acceptance will be sent by March 15, 2013.

 The presenters selected for the program at the WLIC Singapore conference will be asked to submit a formal paper ( for inclusion on the IFLA conference website) no later than May 1, 2013.

 Papers will be accepted in any of the  IFLA non-English  languages (Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Russian and Arabic) , however,   they should include an abstract in English as well. Simultaneous translation will allow for papers to be presented in any of the seven IFLA languages.

 Both abstracts and full papers should be submitted as a MS Word file by e-mail.  Proposed papers must be original and not have been published elsewhere.


All proposals must be in before 15 February, 2013.

Please note

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, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.

Congress Attendance Grants

The Singapore National Committee and IFLA are working hard to secure funds for Conference Participation Grants. Up-to-date information will be available on our Conference Participation Grants webpage


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