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[InetBib] Call for papers / IFLA Section Library Buildings and Equipment

Please find herewith the call for papers for the Open Session of our section in 
Puerto Rico, August 2011.

Please disseminate this call for papers as widely as possible  



SESSION hosted by the Section for Library Buildings and Equipment 
in San Juan, Puerto Rico
at the 77th  World Library and Information Congress on the  
13-18 August 2011

Session title: Sustainability issues in the design of libraries: the importance 
of creating environmentally responsible library facilities and spaces in the 
21st century

Today we are facing the global challenge of growing energy consumption and 
depletion of resources.  Therefore, it is increasingly important to integrate 
sustainable thinking into the planning of new or refurbished library buildings. 
 Examples are buildings which incorporate features such as rainwater 
harvesting, use of natural lighting, heating and ventilation, use of recyclable 
and environmentally-friendly materials.
The Library Buildings & Equipment Standing Committee is looking for papers 
which discuss innovative ways of reducing the ecological footprint of library 
buildings in a cost-effective and efficient way.  We are particularly 
interested in the way architects and clients respond to the specific demands of 
their region.  Possible topics to be addressed might include how library 
buildings can cope with extremes of temperature, challenging weather conditions 
and future climate change but all ideas are welcome.  We would like the 
programme to have a balance between theoretical approaches and best practice 
case studies of sustainability in library design.

The theme of WLIC 2011, libraries beyond libraries: integration, innovation and 
information for all, should provide the context of the presentation.  
The following should be provided: 
- name and institution of presenter(s)
- an abstract of the paper describing the project, campaign or research carried
  out (1 page, up to 350 words) preferably in English
- relevant biographical information of author(s)/presenter(s)

Send your proposals by 7th, January 2010 via e-mail to the chair of the LBE 
section Karen Latimer (k.latimer@xxxxxxxxx).

The abstracts will be reviewed and selected by a Review Committee.  The paper 
can be given at the congress in any of IFLA’s official languages. Successful 
proposals will be identified and announced by January 31, 2011. 

If a paper is selected authors must commit to presenting it in Puerto Rico.

All presenters and their papers will be listed in the final IFLA Programme. 
Therefore presenters must forward the full text of their papers by April 15, 
2010 to allow time for review and for preparation of translations. The time 
allowed for the presentation will be 20 minutes.  Papers should be no longer 
than 20 pages.


Please note that it is the presenters’ responsibility to find funding for their 
participation (registration fee, travel, accommodation and associated costs). 
IFLA is not in a position to fund attendance at the Congress.  


Dr. Dorothea Sommer
Secretary, IFLA Section Library buildings and Equipment

Stellvertretende Direktorin
Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Sachsen-Anhalt
August-Bebel-Str. 13
06098 Halle (Saale)

phone: ++49 345 55 22 191
fax: ++49 345 55 27 140


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