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One of my projects this year (when not blogging here!) is to serve as Program Chair for the International Association of School Librarianship’s 2008 conference, which will be held August 3 – 7 on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley.
Today, we opened the online submission site to accept proposals. The site will accept proposals through January 15, 2008.
originally posted to the IASL Web site.
We seek proposals for four types of presentations:
- professional papers
- Research Forum
- poster sessions.
Please refer to the call for proposals page at
http://www.iasl-online.org/events/conf/2008/call-papers.htm for detailed information on
this year’s theme, “World Class Learning and Literacy Through School Libraries,” its
related subthemes, and descriptions of each type of presentation.
The online submission form will require that you register, input some information into the form provided, and upload your proposal (without name or contact information toensure a fair peer review). You will also be offered the opportunity to volunteer to review incoming papers.
Why should practitioners participate in this conference? An international conference gives us new perspectives and lenses through which to view our profession. At a time when many American school library media centers are facing budget cuts, it can be heartening to realize that is not necessarily a worldwide trend. For example, did you know that in Lithuania, there is a school library media specialist in every school?
Please consider lending your voice to this international effort.
If I can answer any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me at email@example.com or by commenting here on the blog.
Program Chair, IASL 2008
3 – 7 August 2008, University of California, Berkeley