IFLA WLIC 2018, 24th – 30th August 2018, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Library Buildings and Equipment Section Open Session – Call for Papers

IFLA call for papers KL

Designing Inclusive Libraries

When: 24 – 30 August 2018         Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The  theme for the IFLA Library Buildings and Equipment Section‘s Open Session at WLIC 2018 is Designing Inclusive LibrariesGlobalisation celebrates innovation, entrepreneurship and growth. In a culturally diverse society, economic division and social inequity are apparent. Value systems seem to support individuality rather than social inclusion. Library design has frequently focused on creating facilities and services that suit most people rather than all people. We think everyone is the same and that we know what they want. But do we? We are all “other” in some way—sometimes our “otherness” is visible and sometimes it is not. Variations in ability, culture, perspective, age, capability or background have been accommodated in library service delivery and in the built environment largely as add-on features, rather than assuming that everyone is different. Library design based on universal application changes the dialogue, the process, and the outcome. How could library planning and design better accommodate user differences in all types of libraries (public, academic, national and special)? The full call for papers is available here.


Open session at WLIC 2017 – Call for Papers Extended


Branding, Bridging, Building – Telling and Selling the Space Story. Call for papers extended to February 15

The call for papers for our section’s joint open session at WLIC 2017 has been extended to February 15 2017. At WLIC 2016 our open session was the best attended and one of the highest rated. This year the Library Building and Equipment Section is collaborating with the Marketing Section to run a joint open session at WLIC 2017. We are looking for exciting and engaging papers on the topic of Branding, Bridging, Building – Telling and Selling the Space Story. The full call for papers is here.