33rd Annual IATUL Conference "LIBRARY STRATEGIES FOR NEW GENERATION USERS"
The IATUL 2012 Programme Committee invites proposals for papers and posters for the above Conference.
The Conference will focus on the changing relationship between academic libraries and users brought about by seismic changes in technology and the learning and research environment.
Users are central to libraries and their continued use of library services is crucial for the future of libraries. For a long time, the library as an institution played the critical role of pooling resources to provide users with access to a wider range and depth of information than the individual could otherwise afford. At the same time, library services and functions evolved to support learning and research endeavours through the effective use of those pooled resources.
Today, students, academics and researchers are drawn by an extremely open learning and research environment enabled by technology that offers unbeatable convenience, ubiquitous connectivity and attractive social networking. It is therefore important for institutional intermediaries like libraries to develop new strategies and services to engage users more effectively in the new environment.
We welcome papers and posters that address issues related to these concerns. Your proposed paper could focus on one of the following areas:
(A) Technology and innovations in libraries and their impact on learning, research and users.
(B) Changes in learning, research and information needs and behaviour of users.
(C) Trends, possibilities and scenarios for user-centred libraries.
1) Papers may report the results of completed or preliminary findings of research, analysis on current concerns or present a position on an issue related on the conference themes.
2) Papers must be written in English and should not exceed 4,000 words.
3) All papers submitted must be original and have not been published or presented before.
4) Authors of accepted papers must attend the conference for the paper to be presented.
5) Authors will be given 20 minutes to present their paper with 5 additional minutes for questions and answers.
6) Accepted papers will be published on the IATUL web site. In addition, selected papers will be peer-reviewed and published in Emerald's Library Management.
7) Authors of accepted papers and posters are required to submit final abstracts and their biodata for inclusion in the Programme Guide by 17 Feb 2012.
8) The deadline for submission of completed full papers is 1 May 2012.
1) Posters are informal presentations featuring solutions to problems and innovative projects with lessons for the academic and research library community.
2) Posters will be displayed in a designated space at the Conference venue.
3) Display panels and velcro tape will be provided at the Conference venue for the display of posters.
4) Please bring your printed poster as we are unable to provide printing service.
5) Display panels for posters will be ready by 9am, 4 June and all posters should be put up before lunch.
6) Each poster author would be given 4 minutes to give a short presentation during one of the conference sessions.
7) Poster size may not exceed A1 size (841mm x 594mm). Please note that for our poster display board, the best configuration for your poster is vertical configuration.
8) Personal laptop computers and visual display devices may be used at the poster display area.
Please let us know in advance (preferably by April 2012) if you are planning to bring any electronic devices as we would need to prepare the electrical power points in advance. Please note that Singapore's voltage is 220-240 volts AC.
9) A final abstract for the poster as well as your profile will be published in the Programme Guide.
|23 Aug 2011
||Call for papers
|01 Nov 2011
||Submission of abstracts for papers and posters
|01 Jan 2012
||Notification of acceptance of papers and posters
|17 Feb 2012
||Submission of final abstracts for accepted papers and posters and authors' biodata for inclusion in the Programme Guide
|01 May 2012
||Full paper submission deadline
Notification of acceptance
On notification of acceptance of paper/poster proposals, authors should start to prepare their full paper and submit it by 1 May 2012.
Click here for detailed guidelines on the writing and formatting of full papers.
Please note that IATUL, in line with open access principles, does not claim shared copyright with the author, only a non-exclusive right to publish. IATUL may publish both the abstract and the full-text of the paper on the IATUL web site. IATUL may also disseminate or license the content of the paper to appropriate third parties.
Authors of accepted papers must sign the IATUL copyright form and email to IATULemail@example.com.
The programme Committee will evaluate submissions for quality, relevance to the conference, theme, clarity, originality and timeliness.
For further information, please email Ms Goh Su Nee at IATULfirstname.lastname@example.org