Sunday, August 07, 2011

Updated Call for Contributions
7 August 2011

Library Services to Indigenous Populations: Protocols and Case Studies

I am currently coordinating a special publication for IFLA. This document, which will be available as a free online publication, will be titled, “Library Services to Indigenous Populations: Protocols and Case Studies.” The case studies featured will introduce some exemplary services offered by libraries serving indigenous peoples in various areas of the world. Since the publication is offered free, we are not receiving royalties for the work but are excited by the prospect of sharing news of noteworthy work with the international library community.

We have met our first goal of receiving almost twenty case studies to share with delegates attending the IFLA World Library and Information Congress that takes place in Puerto Rico, 12-19 August 2011.  Given this response, we are extending the call with a goal of receiving 100 case studies featuring initiatives from 25 countries.  We invite you to contribute your case study by the next deadline of 10 September 2011.
Just let me know if you have any questions. You may contact me at

Exemplary Library Service Example
                City:                       Country:
Name of Library(ies):
Name of project/service (if applicable):
Targeted Audience/Tribal Community:
Description of Service(s), including Key Components [100-500 words]:
Results: Impact of the Service:  
Relevant Document(s)/Website(s):
Contact Information for Those Wanting More Information:
Name and Position of Person Submitting Form:
You may attach a copy of a shareable image. High resolution (300 dpi) images in jpeg format preferred. 

Recommendations and Style Notes
1.       Please write your mission, description, and results sections in full sentences rather than in abbreviated forms.
2.       Please provide full titles of institutions or organizations.
3.       You may describe a one time or continuing service. Services include activities, collections, architecture/interior design, products, and so forth.