CALL FOR PAPERS: CREATING KNOWLEDGE IX
The Danish Research Library Association (DFFU) and it’s Forum for Learning, Information Pedagogy, and Didactics (FLIP’D) are happy to announce this 1st call for papers for the 9th Nordic conference on Creating Knowledge in June 2018.
The overarching theme of the 2018 conference will be best practice, and topics will include new skills, new technologies, and new ways to interact with and engage our patrons.
We want to look to the future and explore how libraries and the people working in libraries can continue, in informed and meaningful ways, to contribute to the creation of knowledge and the facilitation of successful learning in higher education and beyond.
Track 1: NEW SKILLS
In order to remain relevant in an increasingly democratic and egalitarian knowledge society where information is floating freely and in abundance and the algorithms that help us interact with information grow more user-friendly by the second, we as library professionals are constantly required to grow and diversify our skills pool. But what are the skills of the future and how do we go about acquiring them?
Track 2: NEW TECHNOLOGIES
One way to remain on top of our profession is to stay curious about new ways to interact with and compute information, whether this means adopting new software or applying existing technology in novel ways. In many cases the acquisition of new technological insights are serendipitous and unintentional. With the 2nd track, we wish to provide a platform for purposeful and intentional exploration of new technologies in a library setting.
Track 3: NEW WAYS TO INTERACT WITH AND ENGAGE OUR PATRONS
Co-creation, UXLIB, and service design all represent attempts to move beyond the traditional top-down, sometimes even bureaucratic, decision models at play in libraries. But how do we observe and decipher behaviour and recruit patrons, how do we leave our preconceptions and habits behind, and what do we hope to achieve at all?
DFFU & FLIP’D hereby invite contributions on these topics from our colleagues all over the world. We encourage all formats, from brief pitches and papers, to hands-on workshops and open space events. We want the conference contents to be as multifarious as possible so as to create a both relevant and thrilling learning experience for everyone involved.