CALL FOR PAPERS
The Lebanese Library Association (LLA) 4th Conference
In collaboration with Asia and Oceania Regional Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA)
Innovative libraries: Paths to the Future
May 9-11, 2018
Le Commodore Hotel, Beirut, Lebanon
1. Data and computational science and intersection with librarianship
In a time of change and innovation, what is the futuristic look of libraries?
Every day we are forced to make decisions based on present situations. Edward Cornish, one of the founders of the World Future Society, notes that futurists recognize “the future world develops out of the present world. Thus, we can learn a great deal about what may happen in the future by looking systematically at what is actually happening now” .
There is no doubt that technology has a lasting impact not only on our current world, but also on our future. Innovation, which is defined as the “process of translating an idea or invention into a good or service that creates value or for which customers will pay”, has been greatly driven by advances in technology.
This conference will identify and address how technology is transforming innovation in libraries. With re-imagination and clear vision, libraries are infusing new technologies while creating dynamic meeting places, digital repositories, 24/7 digital services, and remote access to physical and cloud-based collections, regardless of boundaries. Cutting edge modern architecture and design are prevalent in many libraries in the world. These libraries have become hub for information access, research and collaboration, and information sharing around the globe, even amidst tight financial resources. These libraries have adapted well in changing with the needs of their communities.
Submission guidelines1. Abstracts must be submitted in electronic format (MS-Word format);
Professor Ghassan Mourad (Chair) - Computational Linguistics - Faculty of Information – Lebanese University
Professor Imad Bachir- Information Management – Faculty of Information – Lebanese University
Dr. Rami Najim – Director, Faculty of Information – Lebanese University
Dr. Hussien Nassar – Information Management and Statistics – Faculty of Information – Lebanese University
Dr. Jawad Makki – Information Management and Computer Science – Faculty of Information – Lebanese University
Dr. Mariette Atallah - Head of Collection Development – American University of Beirut
Ms. Leslie Alter Hage - University Librarian – Notre Dame University
For Information and Submission, Contact:
To submit an abstract or for any further enquiries, please contact:
· Dr. Ghassan Mourad, Scientific Committee Chairperson, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
· Dr. Fawz Abdallah, LLA President, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Abstract submission deadline:
December 20, 2017 January 12, 2018.
· Notification of Abstract Acceptance:
January 15, 2018 February 9, 2018.
· Paper Submission Deadline: March 20, 2018
· Notification of Paper Acceptance: April 10, 2018