47th Annual International Conference of International Association of School Librarianship

The International Association for School Librarianship invites professional and research contributions to the 47th Annual Conference and the 22nd International Forum on Research on School Librarianship. The conference is dedicated to the advancement of theory and practice in school librarianship.

Who should attend?
The IASL Annual Conference provides a space for school librarians, teachers, administrators, researchers, and all those with an interest in education and libraries to join the exciting conversations about innovation, information, and impact of school libraries.

Why should I attend?
This year’s conference provides a space for practitioners to share their understandings of where we are today and to build for the future. The conference is participative and promotes dissemination and exchange of ideas in a variety of formats. It is also an excellent opportunity for delegates to learn more about the issues and trends in school librarianship, network with other librarians across the globe, experience the camaraderie of librarianship, and, dialogue about research and best practices in school libraries both local and international.

Main Topics

Reading activities, literature and school libraries
Innovative projects and trends in the school library
Formal and informal learning spaces, transforming learning
Community and teacher collaboration
Libraries and school culture
Makerspaces, STEM and STEAM
Embracing all colors
Information technology in school libraries
Lifelong learning and information literacy
School library architecture and design
Conference Streams

The conference organizers invite contributions to:

Stream A: Annual Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship

Professional paper
Professional workshop
Special Interest Group presentation
Stream B: International Forum on Research on School Librarianship

Research paper
Poster session
First Call: December 15, 2017
Last Call: January 12, 2018
Abstract and Proposal Submission Deadline: February 9, 2018 (Extended to February 28, 2018)
Notification of Acceptance: March 2, 2018
Early Bird Registration Ends: March 16, 2018
Full Text Submission: April 6, 2018
Final Programme: April 27, 2018
Conference: May 6-11, 2018

Submitting a Proposal

Each year the IASL conference has an overarching theme which it aims to address in keynote speeches, associated discussions, workshops, Special Interest Group meetings, and poster presentations. Proposals that address the conference theme, in particular, or any aspect of school librarianship, in general, are most welcome!

All proposals will be blind peer-reviewed by three members of the IASL Research Special Interest Group, and the selection is based solely on quality.

All proposals should be submitted at (***It is on air now!***).

The deadline for submission of all proposals is February 9, 2018 (Extended to February 28, 2018). This submission date will allow for timely (1) review of proposals, (2) communication with authors, (3) early-bird registration for the conference, and (4) travel arrangements, including visa applications.