CALL FOR PAPERS: International Conference on Library Cooperation and Resource Sharing

International Conference on Library Cooperation and Resource Sharing

Mid October 2012
Beijing, China

It has been almost 10 years since establishing the University Network Library of Beijing in 2002. An international conference was held in 2004 titled “Building Digital Resources and Providing Information Services in the Network Environment: An International Conference on Regional Cooperation and Resource Sharing of Libraries.” At that time, library consortia were about to emerge in China, so the conference focused mainly on the topic of building and sharing literature resources. In 2008, a second international conference titled “International Conference on the Development of Subject Librarianship and Personal Librarianship” was held. This meeting covered the topics of subject librarians, subject librarian services, and personalized information services.

Recently, library consortia have been on the rise both in China and around the world with various resource sharing models emerging. The International Conference on Library Cooperation and Resource Sharing will be held in mid October 2012 in Beijing, China to commemorate the 10th anniversary of establishing the University Network Library of Beijing. Strengthening scholarly exchange and cooperation among library colleagues worldwide, exploring library collaboration, and developing new models of resource sharing will be the focus. Beijing Academic Library & Information System (BALIS), University Network Library of Beijing, and Capital Normal University Library in cooperation with DRCnet (Development Research Center of the State Council of P. R. China) are organizing the event. Library and information science colleagues from around the world are cordially invited to submit conference papers. The conference website and exact dates will be announced at a later date.

Conference Themes: Library Cooperation and Resource Sharing
Sub-topic Areas:

1.        Establishment and development of library consortia (current status, issues, trends of library consortia and regional library cooperation)
2.        Building and sharing literature information resources (models, restraints, and system guarantee for the construction and sharing of information resources)
3.        Studies on combined reference work (status and development of combined reference services, qualities of reference librarians, and quality assessment of reference work)
4.        Studies on library technological cooperation (application of information technology in librarianship, digital library construction, and service platform construction)
5.        Library information service (information service and subject construction, information service and information literacy education, information service and lifelong learning)
6.        Exchange and cooperation of library staff (library staff exchanges, qualifications of librarians, training of library staff, and librarians continuing education)

Important Dates:
Full paper submission: May 15, 2012
Author notification: June 1, 2012
Final paper submission: June 20, 2012

Paper submission details:
Papers should be sent in electronic format as an email attachment. Please note the following requirements: simple text, Times New Roman, font size 12, 100-word abstract at beginning of the paper, 3 to 5 keywords, and APA style bibliography; include author’s contact information (author’s name, institution, address, email, and phone number) and a short bio of the author(s) at end of the paper. Pagination should not be inserted in the text. Submitted papers will be subject to a review process by the Organizing Committee. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

Please send completed paper to:

Dr. Michael Bailou Huang, Conference Secretariat
Stony Brook University
Health Sciences Library
HSC Level 3 Room 136
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8034, USA
Tel.: (631) 444-3794 Fax: (631) 444-6649

Capital Normal University
83 Xi Shan Huan Bei Road
Beijing, China, 100089

Organizing Committee
International Conference on Library Cooperation and Resource Sharing

Kind regards,

Michael Bailou Huang, DA (RI), LAc, MLS, MS, MEd
Associate Librarian, Health Sciences Library
Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-8034
Phone: 631-444-3794; Fax: 631-444-6649; Cell: 631-786-7023

Chair, International Relations Committee, Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)
CALA Liaison to the Library Society of China


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