AMERICAN LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (ALA)
IRRT INTERNATIONAL PAPERS COMMITTEE
2004 ALA ANNUAL CONFERENCE
Library Associations Worldwide: Breaking Down Barriers and Making Connections
The American Library Association International Papers Committee invites proposals for papers for the ALA Annual Conference to be held in Orlando, Florida, June 24-30, 2004.
The International Papers Program is designed to encourage the exchange of ideas about library services and collections among librarians from different parts of the world. The papers are also selected to stimulate the interest of U.S. librarians in international library matters.
The 2004 International Papers Program theme is:
Library Associations Worldwide: Breaking Down Barriers and Making Connections.
Library associations support libraries by providing opportunities for library workers to cooperate with, and learn from each other at the local and national levels. These exchanges of views and ideas enhance our professional development, and allow us to learn new ways to reach out to our patrons, giving them information that improves their lives. Through local and nationwide programs, library associations can improve the visibility and value of libraries. We want to hear about your national library association: its history, structure, membership, and any programs that have improved the development of libraries and librarianship in your country.
HOW TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL
The receipt deadline for the proposals is December 8, 2003.
Proposals may be submitted via fax, e-mail or hard copy.
Proposals and final papers must be written in English (Presenters will be expected to give their papers in English)
Proposal should include:
The selected final papers should be submitted in paper (one copy) and in electronic format (using Microsoft Word or WordPerfect version 5.1 or higher).
Please submit proposals to:
International Relations Office
American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL 60611-2795
A maximum of 4 papers will be selected for presentation at the Annual Conference. Four (4) alternate papers will also be chosen. Papers accepted for presentation at the conference will be published on the ALA website. If papers cannot be delivered at the conference, they may be considered for publication on the ALA website.
Final notification of selected papers will be announced by February 2, 2004. A formal letter of invitation will be sent by February 16, 2004.
ALA will not be able to provide direct funding for paper presenters to attend the ALA meeting, but the International Relations Office can assist in locating possible funding sources and accommodations.