Please consider this opportunity to interact with international colleagues when IFLA comes to the U.S. next summer.  

Apologies for cross-posting.


Call for Papers  

Sharing Practices and Actions for Making Best Use of Organizational Knowledge in Libraries


IFLA Knowledge Management Section Satellite Conference

Langsam Library, University of Cincinnati

Chicago, Illinois, USA

August 12th, 2016

You are invited to submit a proposal for this preconference to be held in conjunction with the 82nd IFLA World Library and Information Conference, Columbus, Ohio, USA, August 13-19, 2016.

This one-day Satellite Conference will focus on organizational knowledge in all varieties of libraries and information centers with particular attention to best practices and activities for optimal dissemination and use. With a global interest in mind, this Satellite Conference will aim to provide a thoughtful and engaging discussion about an array of worldwide issues regarding the organization of knowledge within library and information settings. 

Some examples of possible topics:

Librarians, information specialists and professionals, knowledge managers, researchers, and others interested in knowledge management are invited to submit paper proposals on topics pertaining to KM and the central theme of the conference.

The KM Section welcomes case studies and theoretical papers from different contexts (e.g., different types of libraries, information organizations, cultural institutions, and public and private sector institutions).


Submissions & Selection Process

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please provide the following in English:


The deadline for proposals is February 1, 2016. Email proposals in .docx or .pdf format to Spencer Acadia, Program Chair[log in to unmask]. Submission details can be found on the satellite conference website.


Please note

Authors should submit proposals only if they are able to attend the Satellite Conference. At least one author for each accepted paper MUST attend the Satellite Conference presentation. This requirement ensures that the author(s) of the papers and attendees of the Satellite Conference have the opportunity to engage in thoughtful discussion with colleagues about the presentations and other KM topics, leading to a more robust professional experience.

More information

Contact Spencer Acadia, Program Chair, [log in to unmask], for further information.



K.Jane Burpee

Coordinator, Data Curation and Scholarly Communications |Coordonnatrice, conservation des données et communications savantes
McGill University Library | Bibliothèque Université McGill
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Montreal, QC, Canada H3A 0C9 | Montréal (QC) Canada  H3A 0C9

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