Saturday, October 18, 2008

CONSAL XIV in Hanoi, Vietnam

Hanoi – Vietnam, April 20 - 23, 2009


From 20-23 April 2009, the National Library of Vietnam in cooperation with the Library Department and Vietnamese Library Association will be hosting the XIV Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians (CONSAL XIV) at the Melia Hanoi Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam.

The theme of the conference is:



1. Consolidate solidarity and cooperation among librarians in Southeast Asian countries;
2. Unify awareness of the need to build dynamic libraries and information services in Southeast Asian countries;
3. Share and learn experience in libraries and information services in Southeast Asian countries and in the world;
4. Seek cooperation in developing regional projects on library and information science.
5. Introduce Vietnamese culture, beauty spots and people;
6. Introduce Vietnamese library to foreigners;

The Organizing Committee of CONSAL XIV General Conference 2009 invites submission of papers involving the following topics but not limit to:

1. Library education (for staffs and users):
- Towards information literate communities: educating and marketing programmes to end users.
- Training creative and innovative library professionals
- LIS education in developing countries
- Literacy and Reading
- Information literacy with academic and research libraries

2. Services:
- Library services in rural areas
- Mobile library services
- Promoting a reading culture
- Library services for people with disablities
- School libraries and resource centers
- Reference and Information services

3. Emerging Technology:
- The internet – challenges and opportunities for Southeast Asian libraries
- Web 2.0 and libraries
- Development of libraries and information services in the digital age
- Value-added library services

4. Management and marketing:
- Valuing library services
- Human Resource Management
- Resources
sharing and networking
- Collaboration across boundaries
- Preservation and Conservation
- Crisis management

- Knowledge management
- Collection development

5. Library associations/ professions:
- Strengthening of CONSAL organization
- Management of Library Associations

Authors are expected to consider the following requirements:
1. Authors are invited to submit an abstract of 200-300 words on or before 14th November 2008 by email to thuphuong@nlv.
2. Authors with accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers via email by 5th January 2009.
3. Deadline for full paper submission is 16th February 2009
4. Deadline for powerpoint files for presentation is 10th April 2009. Presentations shall be limited to 25 minutes.
5. Language of papers: English
6. Papers' Format

*Please type in Microsoft Word format, Times New Roman font for the whole paper, at size of 12 points. Authors can also send a similar copy in PDF format.
*Title: type in capital letters and use 14 point bold fonts for titles. Leave a line between title and name of author.
*A full paper is no more than 4000 words.

7. Information about author:
Author is required to write a brief introduction (maximum 150 words) about
*Achievements on library and information science (if possible)

It should be provided with the notice that:
 Use the surname first, followed by initials in capital letter for the given names
 Affiliations come after the authors's name
 A recent (2cm×2cm) colour photo is requested.
 Contact details of author including address, email address, telephone number, fax, residence telephone also be provided.


• An acknowledgment will be sent within 2 days upon receipt of the abstract
• Registration for the Conference is compulsory.
• Selected authors for CONSAL XIV Conference will be sponsored:

 Free registration fee
 Meals and accommodation
 Conference's social activities

Any submission or inquiries in connection with this Call for Papers shall be addressed to:

Ms. Nguyen Thi Thu Phuong
Asst. Secretary, CONSAL XIV Organizing Committee
International Relations Division
National Library of Vietnam
31 Trang Thi street, Hanoi, Vietnam
Tel: (84.4) 824 8870
Fax: (84.4) 824 8051
Email: thuphuong@nlv.
phuong.nlv@gmail. com

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