10 December 2013

Call for Papers: Library History SIG

By Steve Witt

The IFLA Library History Special Interest Group invites papers to be presented at its open session during IFLA WLIC 2014 in Lyon, France.

Theme: Building a global network: International librarianship at the confluence of cultures, practices, and standards

At the 1926 Prague International Conference, French Librarian, Gabriel Henriot, proposed the establishment of a permanent international library committee that could take care of the international relations among libraries and create the necessary conditions for the mutual international co-operation of librarians. This committee soon spawned the International Federation of Library Associations.  IFLA and other significant international collaborations represent a global network of librarians that has expanded and persisted throughout the history of the profession.  In honor of Henriot and his colleagues and to support the conference theme of “Libraries, Citizens, Societies: Confluence for Knowledge” the Library History Special Interest Group seeks papers that feature historical scholarship on the development, particularities, and impacts of transnational library networks as they have contributed to the development of the profession, helped articulate standards, and promoted access to knowledge.

See the full call for papers on the IFLA WLIC 2014 website.

Library History, Conferences, Education and training, International cooperation, Library theory and research

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