31 May 2011

Call for posters for the IFLA Satellite Meeting "Information Literacy and its impact on Women" 11-12 August 2011

Organised by IFLA Information Literacy Section & IFLA Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group, in partnership with Turabo University and Universidad Metropolitana del Sistema Universitario Ana G. Mendez, Puerto Rico.

IFLA Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group and IFLA Information Literacy Section invite colleagues to submit proposals for posters to be exhibited at their two-day Satellite Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, 11th and 12th August 2011.

Themes and focus:

The broad focus of this satellite meeting is information literacy (IL) and its impact, especially on women. We are interested in library and information professionals working on information literacy in all sectors, but in particular in public libraries and local community centres. At the same time we want to know about research projects on the impact this work has on women in local communities and the society as a whole. Examples of best practices, success stories and lessons learned are very welcome.

The organisers are particularly interested in receiving proposals about:

  • Information Literacy and its impact on women in different areas (health information programmes, programmes for migrant workers and asylum seekers, etc)
  • Information Literacy projects and its impact on local communities, with emphasis on projects aimed at women
  • Community engagement and Information Literacy
  • Information Literacy training or projects undertaken solely by women
  • Professional development of librarians working in the field of Information Literacy
  • New ways of learning Information Literacy techniques

The organisers especially welcome first-time presenters at international conferences and information workers new to the profession.

Submission guidelines and review:

Proposals must be submitted by email to poster.wilsig2011@gmail.com including:

  • Title of the poster
  • Not more than 300 words summarising the content of the poster
  • Speaker's name, professional affiliation, postal address, email address and brief biographical note

Conference posters can be made in English or Spanish.

Poster sessions are a combination of content and appearance. The content must be interesting, professional, and appealing to a broad audience. The appearance of the posters should be attractive, with a combination of graphics, photographs, and text. Those who present a poster generally provide handouts, printed materials, leaflets or pamphlets for distribution. It is important to bring reasonable quantities of handouts, as free copy facilities are not provided by the satellite meeting organisers.

Proposals will be reviewed by a panel chaired by the Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group Convenor.


1st July 2011: Submission of abstracts
9th July 2011: Notification of acceptance

Important 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/presenters if that is required.

For further information about the Satellite Conference and registration visit: http://www.ucm.es/BUCM/ILWIL/eng_index.php

Maria Cotera
Convener, Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group

Almuth Gastinger
Information Literacy Section Standing Committee

Women, Information and Libraries, Women’s issues

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