16 December 2015

IFLA WLIC 2016 Call for Papers: Libraries and Immigrants: Historical Perspectives

The IFLA Library History Special Interest Group and the Library Services to Multicultural Populations Section, invite proposals for papers to be presented at their joint session on “Libraries and Immigrants: Historical Perspectives” during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio, USA, 13-19 August 2016.

Much has been and is being written about current experiences of libraries and immigrants to our lands. But what of past experiences, and of lessons learnt from the history of our libraries as they welcomed early immigrants to our countries and assisted them to settle and enjoy their new lives? In some countries this history would be very long, and we are hoping with the international composition of IFLA, we will hear of historical experiences from around the globe as such activity fits well with the overall theme for the 2016 IFLA Conference: Connections. Collaboration. Community.

For complete information, see the IFLA WLIC 2016 website.

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