Thursday, February 23, 2017

IFLA  Conference 2017 -Agricultural Libraries SIG 

Call for papers


"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.

The topics to be addressed include:

  • How do agricultural libraries in the country/region cater to the information needs of farmers in advancing agricultural production?
  • What strategies are being adopted by extension service providers to meet the information needs of farmers in the region/country?
  • How do university/institute libraries serve extension personnel in keeping them abreast of latest developments in agriculture?
  • What role is being played by international organizations in facilitating transfer of agriculture information to farmers in the region/country?
  • What is the role of women in agriculture in attaining the Sustainable development goals of the United Nations?
Proposal must focus on one of the topics mentioned above, based on facts rather than theoretical aspects.

Submission Guidelines

Proposal abstract (about 1000 words) must be submitted by 3 March 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

6  March 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.


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
All proposal abstracts must be received by 20 February 2017.

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