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[InetBib] "Bring out the fun of it" - Call for Papers

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen,

wir laden Sie herzlich ein,  Vorträge für die IFLA-Konferenz in Singapur
(17.-23. August 2013) einzureichen!

*"Bring out the fun of it! New ways of teaching and communicating

*ist das Thema der gemeinsamen Session der IFLA-Sektionen "Statistics and
Evaluation" und "Education and Training".

Details zum Call finden Sie unten, am Ende dieser Mail.

Deadline für Einreichungen ist der 6. Februar 2013.

Für Vortragende gibt es die Möglichkeit, einen Reisekostenzuschuss bei
Bibliothek&Information International (BII) zu beantragen:

Wir freuen uns über Ihre Ideen und Projekte! Bei Rückfragen bin ich gern
für Sie da.

Freundliche Grüße

Ulla Wimmer

Ulla Wimmer
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Institut für Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft
Sitz: Dorotheenstr. 26, 10117 Berlin
Post: Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin

Tel: +49 (0)30 2093-4528
E-Mail: ulla.wimmer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


*Bring out the fun of it! New ways of teaching and communicating statistics

Call for Papers
IFLA Statistics and Evaluation Section and & Education and Training Section
79th IFLA World Library and Information Congress
Singapore, 17-23 August, 2013

Statistics are ubiquitous. Quantitative data is needed and used in research
projects, evidence-based management, and as part of any advocacy process in
the library and information sector. It is also part of most LIS curricula
at all levels. Yet many students graduate with little knowledge and less
confidence about their statistical competences; practitioners resent the
“number crunching” part of their work, and arguments made to funding bodies
on the basis of statistics sometimes prove not to be as convincing as

The Statistics and Evaluation Section and Section of Education and Training
of IFLA will hold a joint session during the 79th IFLA World Information
Congress, Singapore, 17-23 August 2013, dedicated to new ways of teaching,
presenting and communicating quantitative methods and results.

We invite papers on the following aspects:
- Teaching statistics differently: empowering LIS students to use
statistical methods with confidence and competence
- Motivating library practitioners and teaching colleagues to collect and
use empirical evidence, and to integrate a culture of assessment in their
- Presenting and communicating library data in convincing and accessible
ways, e.g. by combining statistics and “storytelling”
- Innovative ways to use quantitative data for advocacy and showing the
impact of libraries.

Submission guidelines
The session has a duration of 2 hrs and will comprise 4 presentations.
Presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes with 10 minutes for
questions from the audience. Full papers must be between 3000 and 6000
words in length. They must be original and not have been published

Proposals for papers should be in English and include:
- An abstract of no longer than 250 words, including illustrations if
- Name, institution and full address of the presenter (name, postal
address, phone, fax, email) At least one presenter will have to be on site
to deliver the presentation.
- A short biography of the presenter.

Important dates
- February 6th, 2013: Submission deadline. Please indicate "IFLA Proposal
Singapore 2013" on the subject line.
- March 8th, 2013: notification of successful applicants
- May 25th, 2013: submission of full written papers (between 3000 and 6000
words in length).
All full papers will be published on IFLA.org

Please send your proposal to

Ulla Wimmer
Section chair
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Berlin School of Library and Information Science
E-Mail: ulla.wimmer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


All proposals must be in before February 6th, 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.

Listeninformationen unter http://www.inetbib.de.