Saturday, January 12, 2019

8th International Conference on "Emerging Global Trends in University Library Development" on 5-7 June 2019 in Astana, Kazakhstan : Last Date 28/02/19

Call for Papers: VIII International Conference on Emerging Global Trends in University Library Development

The Nazarbayev University Library, L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University Library, and the Association of University Libraries in the Republic of Kazakhstan invite you to the 8th International Conference on Emerging Global Trends in University Library Development with the theme University Library Services and Resources for Research and Innovation which will be held in the framework of the Eurasian Higher Education Leaders Forum on 5-7 June 2019 in Astana, Kazakhstan.
The conference will include presentations by foreign delegates and Kazakhstani librarians. A special feature of the conference will be a speed dating event which aims to personally connect with librarians and information providers on diverse issues about library and information services. The conference will also provide a live streaming link for those who can’t attend.
Participation in the conference is free of charge for librarians on limited capacity and priority will be given to the librarians coming from Central Asia. Commercial publishers are requested to pay a minimal registration fee to defray the costs of the conference.
Travel, accommodation, and meals are at the expense of conference participants or sending organizations. The language of the conference is in English/Russian/Kazakh.
Nazarbayev University (first and second day)
L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (third day)

Call for Papers

The library collection is the most valuable asset that any library can showcase to all its users. Library services, on the other hand, complement the patrons’ overall experience. An excellent library provides efficient services, enough study spaces, competent staff, and most importantly, an outstanding collection that suffice the needs of its community to attain quality research and innovation. The program committee seeks conference papers that address emerging global trends in academic librarianship.
Paper contributions are welcome from any part of the world but priority will be given to information professionals working in Central Asia and CIS countries.
Suggested proposals should be in line with the theme and should be based on the following topics:
  • Collection Assessment
  • Collection Development
  • Print and Digital Collection Management
  • Open Access and Repositories
  • Library Services in Digital Environment
  • Physical and Virtual Learning Spaces
  • Role of Libraries in Research
  • Library Innovation
  • Inclusive Education
  • User Experience (UX) Studies
  • Research Commons
The conference will provide a venue to present, share, and discuss best practices, strategies, and trends in libraries.

Key deadlines

Start of the call for abstracts
10 January 2019
Deadline of informative abstracts
28 February 2019
Notification of approved abstracts
15 March 2019
Submission of full paper
30 April 2019
Start of registration (For All)
6 May 2019
Submission of revised full paper
and Powerpoint presentation
10 May 2019
Deadline of Registration
24 May 2019
5-7 June 2019
An informative abstract with less than 500 words should include the purpose of the study, methodology, findings, practical applications, and a statement of originality (the value of the paper).

Paper format

  1. Submitted titles and abstracts should be original and written in English.
  2. Full papers may be written in Russian and Kazakh.
  3. In submitting abstracts and full papers, authors should register and create their EasyChair account and upload papers using this conference paper management system. Make sure you are submitting to the correct conference with this acronym (ICEGTULD 2019). Here is the submission link:
  4. Papers should be double-spaced. Limit the number of words to less than 5,000. Use Times New Roman with font size 12.
  5. Include a brief biographical note containing less than 50 words.
  6. Use APA style 6th edition in citing and referencing.

Presentation format

   1. We would appreciate receiving presentations using MS Powerpoint.
   2. If other than MS Powerpoint, please let us know before 10 May 2019.
Accepted papers must be presented by the author/s during the conference. Authors will be given 20 minutes each to present and 10 minutes for Q&A. All accepted papers will be published in the proceedings.
Registration (Link to follow)
For inquiries, please contact the following:
Joseph M. Yap
Program Committee Chair
Expert-Manager, Reference Department
Nazarbayev University Library
Kamilya Assylbekova
Sponsorship Committee Chair
Head, E-Resources Management Service
Nazarbayev University Library
Marina Poyarkova
Registration Committee Chair
Manager, Patron Services Department
Nazarbayev University Library

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