Call for Papers - IFLA-WLIC 2017

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Call for Papers
August 21, 2017
New York, United States
Subject Fields: 
Historic Preservation, Library and Information Science, Local History, Oral History, Public History

Dear Colleagues,
For those of you who employ local historical and genealogical materials in your work - the following call for papers might of interest.  It is an opportunity to share your work with an internaitonal audience.

The Genealogy and Local History Section (GENLOC) joint with Asia and Oceania Section and Information Technology Section invite proposals for papers to be presented at the joint open session at the 2017 IFLA World Library and Information Congress:

“New insights at the intersection of genealogy and other professional communities”
Monday 21 August
Lower Silesian Public library - (Dolnoslaska Biblioteka Publiczna im. Tadeusza Mikulskiego) - Wroclaw, ul Rynek 58 (The Old City).
Wroclaw, Poland
The session welcomes papers that discuss:
  • Innovative programming and use of historical and genealogical collections
  • Intergenerational approaches to programming and outreach
  • Integration of genealogical materials and research into school curricula
  • Collaborative work with historical and genealogical societies
  • Harnessing the energy of volunteers
  • Genetic genealogy and the promise of DNA

We encourage discussion of evidence based practice and invite presentations and analysis of projects which can be of practical value to others. Submissions in other formats than academic papers (such as reports and essays) are welcome.

The full call for papers, see WLIC 2017 website

Proposals are due by March 18, 2017.

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