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[InetBib] Call for posters for the IFLA Satellite Meeting "Information Literacy and its impact on Women" 11-12 August 2011

World Library and Information Congress: 77th IFLA General Conference and 
Assembly - San Juan, Puerto Rico

Call for posters for the Satellite Meeting "Information Literacy and its 
impact on Women"

organised by IFLA Information Literacy Section & IFLA Women, Information 
and Libraries Special Interest Group, in partnership with Turabo University 
and Universidad Metropolitana del Sistema Universitario Ana G. Mendez, 
Puerto Rico.

IFLA Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group and IFLA 
Information Literacy Section invite colleagues to submit proposals for 
posters to be exhibited at their two-day Satellite Conference in San Juan, 
Puerto Rico, 11th and 12th August 2011.

Themes and focus:

The broad focus of this satellite meeting is information literacy (IL) and 
its impact, especially on women. We are interested in library and 
information professionals working on information literacy in all sectors, 
but in particular in public libraries and local community centres. At the 
same time we want to know about research projects on the impact this work 
has on women in local communities and the society as a whole. Examples of 
best practices, success stories and lessons learned are very welcome.

The organisers are particularly interested in receiving proposals about:

- Information Literacy and its impact on women in different areas (health 
information programmes, programmes for migrant workers and asylum seekers, 
- Information Literacy projects and its impact on local communities, with 
emphasis on projects aimed at women
- Community engagement and Information Literacy
- Information Literacy training or projects undertaken solely by women
- Professional development of librarians working in the field of 
Information Literacy
- New ways of learning Information Literacy techniques

The organisers especially welcome first-time presenters at international 
conferences and information workers new to the profession.

Submission guidelines and review:

Proposals must be submitted by email to poster.wilsig2011@xxxxxxxxx 

- Title of the poster
- Not more than 300 words summarising the content of the poster
- Speaker's name, professional affiliation, postal address, email address 
and brief biographical note

Conference posters can be made in English or Spanish.

Poster sessions are a combination of content and appearance. The content 
must be interesting, professional, and appealing to a broad audience. The 
appearance of the posters should be attractive, with a combination of 
graphics, photographs, and text. Those who present a poster generally 
provide handouts, printed materials, leaflets or pamphlets for 
distribution. It is important to bring reasonable quantities of handouts, 
as free copy facilities are not provided by the satellite meeting 

Proposals will be reviewed by a panel chaired by the Women, Information and 
Libraries Special Interest Group Convenor.


1st July 2011: Submission of abstracts
9th July 2011: Notification of acceptance

Important 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/presenters if that is required.

For further information about the Satellite Conference and registration 
visit: http://www.ucm.es/BUCM/ILWIL/eng_index.php

Maria Cotera
Convener, Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group

Almuth Gastinger
Information Literacy Section Standing Committee


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