[Asis-l] Call for papers: A-LIEP 2015 Conference, October 28-30, 2015, in Manila

Khoo Soo Guan, Christopher (Assoc Prof) chriskhoo at pmail.ntu.edu.sg
Wed May 13 05:56:42 EDT 2015

*** Asia-Pacific Library and Information Education and Practice (A-LIEP) Conference 2015 ***
*** Theme: Asia-Pacific LIS: Exploring Unity and Diversity ***

Organized by: The University of the Philippines, School of Library and Information Studies
Date: October 28 to 30, 2015
Venue: Manila, Philippines (Philippine International Convention Center)
Conference website: http://www.a-liep.com/

This will be the 6th A-LIEP conference. Usually held biennially, the conference focuses on LIS education, research and practice in the Asia-Pacific region. Previous conferences have been organized by Khon Khaen University, Thailand (A-LIEP 2013), Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia (A-LIEP 2011), University of Tsukuba, Japan (A-LIEP 2009), Shih-Hsin University, Taiwan (A-LIEP 2007), and the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2006).


Paper and poster submissions are invited for A-LIEP 2015, in the following 3 tracks: LIS Education, LIS Practice, and LIS Research.

Three types of submissions:
- Full Papers: length 8 to 12 pages, single-spaced, Times New Roman 11 pt. font
- Short Papers: length 4 to 7 pages, single-spaced, Times New Roman 11 pt. font
- Poster: abstract of 1 to 2 pages

Document filetypes accepted: MS Office Word or Libre/Open Office Writer.
Please consult the conference website for more format instructions.

Submissions must be made by email to: aliep at slis.upd.edu.ph
Please indicate in the email body:
- Submission type: Full Paper, Short Paper, or Poster
- Conference track: LIS Education, LIS Practice, or LIS Research (see below for suggested topics)

*** Conference Topics

The following list of topics for the 3 conference tracks are suggestive, and not exhaustive.


Challenges in LIS education nationally and/or internationally; Collaboration and resource sharing among LIS schools; Continuing professional development of LIS professionals; E-learning in LIS education; Future of information professions; Impact of ICT on LIS curriculum; Impact of LIS education on the work and career of LIS graduates; Industry feedback on LIS graduates; Multidisciplinary curriculum: a myth or reality?; Preparing LIS graduates for the new market; Quality assurance and accreditation of LIS programs; The job market for LIS professionals, and competencies needed


Collaboration among libraries and with other professions; Competency standards for library and information services; Customer-focused services; Efficiency vs. effectiveness of libraries; Evidence-based librarianship; Impact of ICT on libraries; Integrating research and practice; Knowledge management and librarians; Leadership development and strategic management in libraries; Library manager as strategic leader; LIS professionals as teachers and trainers; Organization and preservation of cultural heritage/indigenous knowledge; Outsourcing of information services; Records management; Role of LIS professionals in non-traditional contexts; Roles and challenges for school media specialists; Strategic use of information services; User education and information literacy for life-long learning


Advanced research methods in LIS; Digital libraries, digital archives; Evaluation of library/information services/user studies; Information behavior studies or model development; Information communication studies; Information literacy, media literacy; Information management vs. Knowledge management; Information organization, knowledge organization; LIS interdisciplinary research


Paper/poster submission deadline: 15 June 2015
Notification of paper acceptance: 15 July 2015
Submission of camera-ready paper: 15 August 2015


For paper presenters: USD 250 (1 per paper)
For participants: early bird - USD 275, regular registration - USD 325
Student rate: early bird - USD 200, regular registration - USD 250

Early bird registration is from 15 August 2015 to 15 September 2015
Regular registration is from 15 September 2015 to 15 October 2015

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