Saturday, February 11, 2012

Agricultural Libraries Special Interest Group-IFLA

Call for Papers

Agricultural Libraries Special Interest Group

Theme:
Social networking for agricultural research, education, and extension service: an international perspective
The IFLA Agricultural Libraries Special Interest Group in association with the International Association of Agricultural Information Specialists (IAALD) invites papers for presentation at IFLA General Conference, Helsinki, Finland in August 2012.
Social networking is a hawkeyed phrase. It is a tool to connect people to people. Agricultural research, education, and extension are establishing connections with one to one and many to many in sharing and exchange of information. The advent of Internet has greatly facilitated and reinforced these connections by a variety of social network sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Blog, Flicker, Ning etc.
The session will focus on pragmatic approach on the role of social media as a catalyst in establishing connections for advancing agriculture.
Proposals must focus on one or more of the following topics with reference to the country/ region/ institution:
  1. Role of social media for agricultural research
  2. Role of social media for agricultural education
  3. Role of social media for agricultural extension service
  4. Role of social media for sustainable agriculture
  5. Role of social media for agribusiness and marketing

Submissions

Proposal abstract (max 500 words) must be submitted by e-mail no later than January 20, 2012 on any one or more of the topics listed above to:
Deva E. Reddy, PhD
Convener, IFLA Agricultural Libraries SIG
Associate Professor
Texas A&M University Libraries
College Station, TX 77843-5000
United States
Tel. +1-979-8621062 Fax. +1-979-4580112
E-mail: dereddy@tamu.edu.
Submission is to include presenter's name, position, institution, and email address.
Notification of acceptance of proposals will be completed by February 20, 2012.

Submissions

All proposals must be in before 20 January 2012.

Please 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.

Congress Attendance Grants

The Finnish National Committee and IFLA have worked hard to secure funds for Conference Participation Grants. Up-to-date information is available on our Conference Participation Grants webpage.

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    1. Knotting and networking agricultural information services through Web 2.0 to create an informed farming community: a case of Zimbabwe
      COLLENCE TAKAINGENHAMO CHISITA (Harare Polytechnic School of Information Sciences, Harare, Zimbabwe)
      •Agricultural rural libraries in Serbia in the era of Information Technology
      VESNA CRNKOVIC (Public Library, "Radislav Nikčević", Jagodina, Serbia)
      •Using social networking sites, blogs and online news contents in the agriculture research: a citation analysis
      KAYVAN KOUSHA (Statistical Cybermetrics Research Group, School of Technology, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton, United Kingdom) and MAHSHID ABDOLI (National Library of Iran, Tehran)
      •Establishing connections and networking: the role of social media in agricultural research in Nigeria
      ABIOLA ABOSEDE SOKOYA, (Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Nigeria), NIKE FEHINTOLA ONIFADE (Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Nigeria) and ADEFUNKE OLANIKE ALABI (University of Lagos Library, Akoka, Nigeria)
      •The vision of agriculture network community information integration: a case study of China agriculture sustainable development information service mobile interconnection
      XIAOWEN DING (Jiangsu Provincial Administrative Institute, Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China) and LI QING (Guangdong Provincial Administrative Institute, Guang Zhou, Guangdong Province, China)
      •Creating global village of agricultural practices through Social networking: opportunities and threats
      AJAY PRATAP SINGH and MAYANK YUVARAJ (Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India)

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    2. Call for Papers

      Agricultural Libraries Special Interest Group


      Theme:
      Education and training for agricultural library and information professionals: an international perspective


      Focus

      Papers are invited to be presented at 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly, Singapore, in August 2013 on the theme: Education and Training for Agricultural Library and Information Professionals: an International Perspective.

      For advancing agricultural production, universities, colleges and research centers focusing on agriculture, animal husbandry, veterinary science, diary technology and allied subjects have been established in large number. Concurrently, agricultural libraries and information centers in some form or the other are in operation. This session is aimed at finding the perceived education and training needs of agricultural librarians and information professionals and the opportunities available for furthering their expertise.

      Proposals must focus on one or more of the following topics:
      1.Distinctive features of agriculturists in teaching, research, and extension and the role of librarians in meeting their information needs
      2.Perceived education and training needs of agricultural librarians and information personnel
      3.Key issues confronted in providing agriculture-specific education and training in LIS schools in the country or region
      4.Opportunities for furthering subject-specific specialization in agriculture for librarians

      Submission Guidelines

      Proposal abstract (max 1000 words) must be submitted by January 30, 2013, on any one or more of the topics listed above, with the topic to be discussed clearly identified by number from list above. Submission is to include presenter's name, position, institution, and email address.

      Important dates

      January 30, 2013: Deadline for submitting abstracts

      February 30, 2013: Deadline for notifications of acceptance

      May 15, 2013: Deadline for submission of final papers

      Contact

      Deva E. Reddy, PhD
      Convener, IFLA Agricultural Libraries SIG
      Associate Professor
      Texas A&M University Libraries
      College Station, TX 77843-5000
      United States
      Tel.: +1-979-8621062
      Fax. +1-979-4580112
      E-mail: dereddy@tamu.edu

      Submissions

      All proposals must be in before 30 January 2013.


      Please 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.

      Congress Attendance Grants

      The Singapore National Committee and IFLA have worked hard to secure funds for Conference Participation Grants. Up-to-date information will be available on our Conference Participation Grants webpage.

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  2. Agricultural Libraries Section - Approved by IFLA

    I am happy to share that my proposal to establish Agricultural Libraries Section of IFLA has been approved by the Governing Board which met at Hague, Netherlands on 8-10, December 2014.
    I worked for it for the past 11 years starting as a special interest group (SIG) and finally succeeded in having a place for Agriculture on IFLA map of its 85 years history .
    It is said that “Everything else can wait but not Agriculture” .

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  3. Agricultural Libraries Special Interest Group IFLA Conference -
    Call for paperers
    Theme:
    "Agricultural Libraries and Information Services in attaining UN Sustainable Development Goals with Special Reference to Women in Agriculture"

    Papers are invited to be presented at the Open Session of the Agricultural Libraries Special Interest Group to be held during the IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) and 83rd IFLA General Conference and Assembly at Wroclaw, Poland from 19-25 August 2017.



    Proposal abstract (about 1000 words) must be submitted by 20 February 2017 on any of the topics listed, with the topic to be discussed clearly identified.

    Submission is to include author’s name, position, institution, and email address.
    Important dates

    20 February 2017: Deadline for submitting abstract

    20 March 2017: Notification of acceptance of the proposal

    20 May 2017: Deadline for submission of final paper, no more than 3,000 words. Papers can be submitted in any of the official IFLA languages: Arabic, Chinese, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Russian, but an accompanying translation of all papers into English must be provided.
    Submissions

    All proposals must be sent to:

    Dr. Ajay P. Singh, Convener, Agricultural Libraries SIG
    Former Head, Department of Library & Information Science, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
    Email: apsingh_73@yahoo.co.in

    All proposal abstracts must be received by 20 February 2017.

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