15 July 2011

Call for contributions

Library Services to Indigenous Populations: Protocols and Case Studies

Since 2008 I have served as the Convener of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)'s Special Interest Group (SIG) on Indigenous Matters, hosted by IFLA's Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section. You can find out more on the SIG on Indigenous Matters.

I am currently coordinating a special publication for IFLA. This document, which will be available as a free online publication, will be titled, "Library Services to Indigenous Populations: Protocols and Case Studies." The case studies featured will introduce some exemplary services offered by libraries serving indigenous peoples in various areas of the world.

I would be delighted if you would like to contribute a brief description of one or more examples of such services. You are free, also, to share this invitation with others. I am attaching a form that people might use to supply information. I am looking for brief (100‐500 words) descriptions of library services plus some additional details. I would like to share some of the case studies with delegates attending the IFLA World Library and Information Congress that takes place in Puerto Rico, 12‐19 August 2011. It would be great to have case example contributions in about a month or by 10 August 2011. Since the publication is offered free, we are not receiving royalties for the work but are excited by the prospect of sharing news of noteworthy work with the international library community.

Complete details on how to submit your case studies:

  • Call for contributions [PDF]

Just let me know if you have any questions. You may contact me at loriene@ischool.utexas.edu

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