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CILIP Ireland / LAI Annual Joint Conference 2019 - call for submissions

This year the LAI/CILIP Ireland Joint Annual Conference will take place on April 10th and 11th 2019 at the Kilashee Hotel in Co Kildare. The conference will address the theme of ‘Inclusive Libraries’ and we would like to hear from both members and non-members about the work happening in libraries across Ireland and beyond.

We are inviting members of the Library community from ALL types of libraries to submit proposals for presentations and posters that address any aspect of our theme including, but not limited to:
•Library design for all
•Inclusive digital library services
•Developing Library services and space for all (e.g. students/users with a disability, international students, users from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds)
•Outreach activities in Libraries (e.g. mobile libraries, working with schools and communities)
•Research or studies exploring inclusiveness in Libraries
•Open Access, Open Science, Open Research and Open Data
•The role of Libraries in society

The deadline for submissions is midnight, Sunday 20th January 2019.

Notification of whether abstracts have been successful will be sent during the week beginning Monday 4th February 2019.

Those who have been successful must confirm their acceptance and attendance at the conference no later than 5pm Friday 15th February 2019.

An abstract can be submitted for Parallel Papers or Posters:

Parallel Papers: 20-minute presentation followed by questions

Submit a 300 word (max) abstract describing what the presentation is about

Parallel papers should be:
•A practically based presentation on a completed or current project that showcases the conference theme of inclusive libraries
•Presenters may be required to participate in panel Q&A sessions at the end of the parallel session
•Presenters may be recorded for live streaming. A recording of their presentation and a copy of their slides may be published online after the conference
•Parallel papers may be included in either plenary or parallel sessions.
•Presenters are required to submit the final version of their presentation by Wednesday 3 April 2018
•Presentations for parallel papers should be created in MS PowerPoint or as a PDF


Submit a 100 word (max) abstract describing what the poster is about.
•Poster presenter(s) are expected to be available during the allocated poster session time(s) on the Conference programme
•The poster should be of A1 portrait size and professionally printed. Posters should not be mounted on rigid backing as they will be displayed on poster boards
•Please note all expenses for design, printing are the responsibility of the presenter(s)
•The final version of the printed poster should be submitted as a PDF file for publishing online post-conference

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