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*CALL FOR PAPERS*

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World Library and Information Congress****

78th IFLA General Congress and Assembly 11-17 August 2012, Helsinki, Finland
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Satellite Pre-conference****

August 9, 2012****

University of Turku, Turku, Finland****

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IFLA Statistics and Evaluation Section****

IFLA Management and Marketing Section****

IFLA Academic and Research Libraries Section****

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*Library’s Efficiency, Impact and Outcomes*

*Statistical Evaluation and Other Methods as Tools for Management and
Decision-making*

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The radical change in the operational environment of libraries has set new
challenges for library leadership and management. The traditional method for
libraries has been collecting a substantial amount of statistical data. This
is no longer enough for modern management. New ways of analysing efficiency,
impact and outcomes measurement are needed to obtain better data and
information for marketing and managing as well as demonstrating the impact
of libraries. In addition to the quantitative data, one also needs
qualitative data and methods of identifying users’ needs. Finally, combining
different types of results and data will provide new possibilities in
fighting for the library’s resources and meeting the users’ service needs.**
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*Main themes*

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1                    Statistical analysis and qualitative methods as tools
for the advocacy of libraries****

2                    Evidence based management****

3                    Case studies about efficiency, impact and outcomes
measurement****

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*Preliminary programme*

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8 Aug 2012              Library tours and delegate reception****

9 Aug 2012              The conference****

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*Important dates*

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1st December 2011    Deadline for submitting abstracts:  Proposals for
papers should be in English and include a structured abstract of no longer
than 150 words and biographical details of the author.****

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                                 The papers will undergo a review process by
the Evaluating Committee and eight to ten papers will selected for this one
day conference.****

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                                 The abstracts should be sent to:****

                                 Markku Laitinen, the National Library of
Finland, [log in to unmask]****

February 2012          Notifications of acceptance by the end of February
2012****

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1st June 2012           Deadline for submitting full text of paper: the
paper should be no more than 3000 words in length. The paper should be in
one of the IFLA official languages, but the conference language is English.
If the paper is in any of other official IFLA languages than English, an
accompanying translation in English must be attached.****

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End 2012/early 2013  Publication of proceedings: Electronic publication to
be decided.****

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*Instructions for preparing a structured abstract*

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Include a structured abstract with the following format of no more than 150
words (excluding the subheadings):****

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Objective:          What were the reasons for writing the paper or the aims
of the research?****

Background:      What were the context and motivation for the study?

Method:             How were the objectives achieved? Include the main
method(s) used for the research. What were the approach to the topic and the
theoretical or subject scope of the paper?****

Results:              What was found in the course of the work? Summarize
the key findings.****

Conclusion:        What were the key conclusions based on the findings?****

Application:       What applications are identified?****

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*Evaluating Committee*

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-                     Markku Laitinen, Finland, Statistics and Evaluation
Section, Chair of Evaluating Committee****

                      Planning Officer****

                      The National Library of Finland****

                      Email: [log in to unmask]****

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-                     Wanda Dole, USA, Statistics and Evaluation Section****

                      Dean of Library****

                      University of Arkansas-Little Rock****

                      Ottenheimer Library****

                      Email: [log in to unmask]****

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-                     Àngels Massísimo i Sanchez de Boado, Catalonia, Spain,
Management and Marketing Section****

                      University of Barcelona****

                      Faculty of Library and Information Science****

                      Email: [log in to unmask]****

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-                     Päivi Kytömäki, Finland, Management and Marketing
Section****

                      Library director****

                      Oulu University Library****

                      Email: [log in to unmask]****

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-                     Silvère Mercier, France, Management and Marketing
Section****

                      Social Media Librarian****

                      Bibliothèque Publique d’Information - Centre Pompidou*
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                      Email: [log in to unmask]****

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-                     Jarmo Saarti, Finland, Academic and Research Libraries
Section****

                      Library director****

                      University of Eastern Finland Library****

                      Email: [log in to unmask]****

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-                     Chao-chen Chen, Taiwan, Academic and Research
Libraries Section****

                      Professor and University Librarian****

                      Taiwan****

                      Email: [log in to unmask]****

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-                     Corey Sue, Canada****

                      Director, Finance and Facilities****

                      UBC Library****

                      University of British Columbia****

                      Email: [log in to unmask]****

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*Consultative members*

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Kristiina Hormia-Poutanen, Finland****

Head, National Electronic Library Services****

The National Library of Finland****

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Ulla Nygrén, Finland****

Library director****

Turku University Library****



-- 
Mr. Markku A. Laitinen
Planning Officer
The National Library of Finland
P.O. Box 26 (Teollisuuskatu 23-25)
00014 UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
Tel + 358 (0)9 191 44 033
GSM + 358 (0)50 435 6172
E-mail [log in to unmask]://www.helsinki.fi/~malaitin/



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*Carpe Diem*

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