World Library and Information Congress: 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly
Satellite Conference in Tampere, Finland 
8-10 August 2012

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IFLA Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group (WIL) in cooperation with Women’s Information Network Europe (WINE) invite colleagues to submit proposals for its satellite conference to be held at University of Tampere, Finland, 8th to 10th August 2012.

Conference Theme

How can libraries and information centres improve access to women’s information and preserve women’s cultural heritage?

Scope / Objectives of the Conference

The Conference aims to discuss

Papers can cover a wide range of related areas including

1. Collection strategies

2. Providing access to women’s or gender information

3. Libraries/information centres and new media in a gendered world

Submission Guidelines

Proposals to be submitted by email to [log in to unmask] including

Proposals will be reviewed by a selection panel chaired by the Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group Convener in cooperation with WINE. Papers and presentations should be unpublished, original works. IFLA has first publication rights to papers selected.

Conference presentations will be made in English. They will be no longer than 20 minutes, with extra time for discussion at the end of the session.

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel and accommodation are the responsibility of the presenters. No financial support can be provided by IFLA.

Letters of invitation can be issued to presenters upon request.
First-time presenters and new professionals are especially encouraged to apply.


31th January 2012: Submission of abstracts 
21th February 2012: Notification of acceptance

Further information

IFLA Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group (WIL)
Maria Cotera, convener, wilsig (at)

Women Information Network Europe (WINE)
Tilly Vriend, Aletta, Netherlands, t.vriend (at)
WINE Board Member and Member of the Know How Community

Minna Centre for Gender Equality Information in Finland
Local host for the satellite conference
Sari Pikkala, sari.pikkala (at)


Jenny Bossaller, PhD
School of Information Science & Learning Technology
221A Townsend Hall
University of Missouri
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