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IFLA-ALISE-EUCLID Satellite Meeting, 8-9 August 2010, Borås, Sweden

Cooperation and Collaboration in Teaching and Research:
Trends in Library and Information Studies Education


Organized by

The Swedish School of Library and Information Science, Borås, Sweden

The IFLA sections for Education and Training (SET) and Library Theory and Research ( LTR)

The Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE)

The European Association for Library and Information Education and Research (EUCLID)


The event

The Section for Education and Training (SET) and the Section for Library Theory and Research (LTR) of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) and the European Association for Library and Information Education and Research (EUCLID) aim to strengthen the opportunities for cooperation and collaboration between different Regional Areas of the world in order to improve the education and continuing professional development of library and information professionals. 


This collaborative forum is being offered as a satellite event to the IFLA World Library and Information Congress being held 10-15 August 2010 in Gothenburg, Sweden.  The conference will be hosted by the Swedish School of Library and Information Science in Borås, Sweden, on 8-9 August 2010. 



Worldwide, LIS education faces the ongoing challenge of charting the future roles played by library and information professionals, during times of relentless socio-economic and technological change.  As this formidable challenge transgresses national boundaries, it is important for the diverse approaches to LIS education to have a strong international dimension. The conference will focus on research and innovation in library and information science teaching and pedagogy, with the goal of creating a clearer understanding of the issues impacting on the international recognition of professional qualifications and the global mobility of students and graduates.  The event seeks to attract LIS educators from many different countries of the world with the goal of exchanging of ideas about the opportunities for curriculum development and for research.


The IFLA-ALISE-EUCLID satellite meeting will focus on discussion about current projects in LIS education and research, and enable networking and the sharing of knowledge between the various audience groups.  The objectives are:


-          To build bridges between different Regional Areas of the world

-          To promote internationalisation of LIS research and educational practice

-          To foster interest in innovative approaches to learning and teaching in the LIS discipline

-          To encourage mutual recognition of curricula and qualifications.  


Program details

The program for the meeting is available online at  The accepted papers cover a range of topics that examine and report on the internationalization of LIS education, and cooperation and collaboration in many different contexts - international, regional, national and institutional. A number of poster papers will also be presented.



To register for the meeting, please go to:


and click on the link for the Registration Form.


The registration costs are:


US$100 - if you pay by Credit Card.

SEK800 - if you pay by Direct Bank Funds Transfer (to Nordea Bank in Sweden)


An email will be sent to you to confirm that you have successfully registered for the meeting, with either:
Please follow the instructions for the Direct Bank Funds Transfer process when you register, if you choose this option.



The closing date for registrations is 23 July 2010.


Questions or queries regarding registration?  Please contact:

Gillian Hallam: [log in to unmask]

Terry Weech: [log in to unmask] or

Linda Smith: [log in to unmask]




Travel and accommodation

Details are available on the website at


On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we look forward to seeing you at the satellite meeting!




Dr Gillian Hallam
Adjunct Professor | Information Sciences Discipline | Faculty of Science and Technology
QUT | GPO Box 2434, Brisbane  Q. 4001
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