Library and Information Community of Quebec Conference

    Palais des congres de Montreal

November 3rd to 5th, 2010

Deadline : March, 5th 2010

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The realities of the ever-changing digital world require a transformation of the tools, uses and even the very mission statements of information service providers and institutions.  This inevitable evolution occurs through the connection of internal and external actors to our areas of practice. To ensure that various networks are successfully interconnected, understanding the role of the professional and the library technician in an constantly evolving environment is a great challenge. Within the current context of strong competition, we must  strategically position the services and institutions for which we are responsible to better serve our clients and our fellow citizens.

In this context, partnerships are more important than ever. With its theme  Imagining New Partnerships , the 2010 Conference of the Library and Information Community of Quebec seeks to answer numerous questions posed by this reality .

Which partnerships need to be created to respond best to the needs of our users and our clients? How could these partnerships improve our services, and satisfy the needs and expectations of both users and creators of print and digital documents? Which partnerships will allow libraries, archives and documentation centres to position themselves undeniably  on the multiple paths from information searching to the new digital culture?

These reflections will be developed with several themes in mind: information literacy, conserving our heritage, partnerships and competition, as well as strategic positioning.

You are invited to present a paper or organise workshop or colloquium for which you or your organisation will be responsible, on one or more of the following themes. Your contribution might concern research results, reflections, or practical experiences.

Some possible avenues for exploration include
�    The contents, participants, structure and coordination of national training programs for information literacy from  pre-kindergarten through to post-secondary levels;
�    User participation in the creation of knowledge and its impact of current practice;
�    The pertinence and effectiveness of strategic positioning to respond to competition (as much for public organisations as industry);
�    The elimination of time and space constraints on reading and the impact on collection development
�    New disciplines being incorporated within professional training: social informatics;
�    Collaborative strategies to preserve documentary resources and ensure their circulation;
�    The partnerships and challenges inherent in the long-term conservation of digital content (processes, encoding formats, permanent references, legal deposit, etc.);
�    The collective challenge of ensuring the visibility of documentary services in the research strategies of users;
�    The strategic positioning of documentary services in organisations and businesses; the challenge for human resources;
�    Models of collaboration for the distribution and promotion of documentary resources and the roles and responsibilities of professionals and library technicians;

    Format of the papers
Sessions are 20 minutes long, followed by a 10 minute question period. They can be presented in French or in English (without interpreter).

    Format for a workshop or colloquium
The workshop may be organised as a round table or a presentation of 3 or 4 papers for a total of 90 minutes. The workshop organiser ensures the coordination of the event, the communication between the participants and presides over the workshop during the conference. Three workshops organised in the course of a single day can constitute a colloquium. The organiser of the workshop or colloquium is responsible, according to the schedule set by the Program Committee, for transmitting all necessary information for the program (titles and abstracts of the presentations as well as the names, titles and a short biography of the participants).

All the rooms are equipped with projectors and screens as well as a computer with Windows, PowerPoint, Explorer and Firefox. Please note any additional needs, including an internet connection, on the form.

Deadline for submissions: March 5th 2010
An acknowledgment will be sent for each presentation or workshop proposal received.
A reply from the Program Committee will be sent by March 19th, 2010.

Please note that conference organisers will not reimburse travel or other expenses.

The members of the Program Committee are:

Guylaine Beaudry, Daniel Boivin, Nicole Brind’amour, Heather Brydon, Olivier Charbonneau, Marie-Josee Courchesne, Julie Desautels, Francis Farley-Chevrier, Martine Fortin, Michel Gamache, Regine Horinstein, Louis Houle, Luc Jodoin, Fiona McNaughton, Emilie Paquin, Marie-Pascale Santerre, Marie-Christine Savoie, JoAnne Turnbull

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