15 January 2012
Call for Papers: Empowering Library Users to Solve Problems: Our Stories
The IFLA Social Sciences Libraries Section, in cooperation with the Law Libraries Section and the Government Libraries Section, is seeking proposals for papers to be presented at a two-hour program to be held at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Helsinki, Finland, 11-16 August 2012. (Look here to see the program resulting from this "Call for Papers." http://conference.ifla.org/ifla78/session-203)
As social Scientists we are interested in data gathering and its impact. Therefore, we are seeking submissions related to results of qualitative and quantitative assessments and examples of how libraries have used these assessments to answer the needs of users. Specifically we would like case studies/papers that show the impact of gathering data and how the data gathering process led to changed or improved services.