The Third Shanghai International Library Forum

First Announcement & Call for Papers

The Shanghai International Library Forum (SILF), an open forum for librarians from all over the world to share expertise and exchange ideas, will hold its third biennial gathering from August 17 to 19, 2006 at Shanghai Library.

Following the first event "Knowledge Navigation and Library Services" in August 2002, and the second "City Development and Library Services" in October 2004, librarians, researchers and scholars will meet again to review the up-to-date researches, expertise and the developing trends of the international library community.

The topic of the 2006 conference is "Management Innovation and Library Services". The sub-topics are as follows:

We have the great pleasure to invite practitioners, researchers and managers of libraries and information institutions from China and abroad to attend the conference either as a speaker or as a participant. Please submit the abstract of your paper to the Professional Committee of SILF 2006 by February 20, 2006. The deadline for submitting full papers is May 20, 2006.

Papers submitted shall be original research contributions or summaries of practical experience, which are not published in any other periodicals or proceedings. The Format of the papers will be indicated on the SILF 2006 website ( All the papers submitted will be peer-reviewed by the Professional Committee of SILF 2006. The accepted papers will be collected in the print proceedings of the conference.

Conference Venue: Shanghai Library (No. 1555, Huai Hai Zhong Lu, Shanghai, 200031, China)


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