9th International Summit of the Book 2020

~beautiful soul weeps deep~ Ivo Andric (1892-1975),  Bosnia, Nobel Prize in Literature 1961

&

Western Balkans Information and Media Literacy Conference 

WBIMLC 2020

Information literacy: know it, teach it, live it

9th International Summit of the Book & WBIMLC December 9th - 11th 2020
Can you make it?

Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Hotel Opal - Exclusive 

The official language of the Conference: English

Call for papers

The official Language of the Conference: English

The 9th International Summit of the Book 2020 welcome papers on any of the topics listed here

WBIMLC 2020 welcome papers on any of the topics listed here 

Papers for both the International Summit of the Book and WBIMLC should be prepared using the WBIMLC template available here and submitted electronically to this email address  wbimlc2019@wbimlc.org   

After the second cycle of Peer-Review, selected papers will be published in the International Summit of the Book and the WBIMLC Proceedings Book and in the Peer Reviewed Education for Information (indexed by SCOPUS) ISSN print: 0167-8329; ISSN online: 1875-8649.

Paper Submission:

Submissions in any of the following forms are accepted:

  • Full paper to be published in conference proceedings

  • Presentation

  • Roundtable discussion

  • Poster session

  • Workshops

  • Symposia

  • PechaKucha

Instructions for authors/download:

 

 

Papers should be written in English, prepared using the WBIMLC template, and submitted electronically to this email address wbimlc2019@wbimlc.org. After the second cycle of peer-review, selected papers will be published in the WBIMLC2020 Proceedings and in the peer-reviewed journal "Education for Information" (indexed by SCOPUS: ISSN print: 0167-8329; ISSN online: 1875-8649).

Registration Fees:

CONFERENCE FEES: 300€

(Online/Offline Participation)

The registration fee includes the following:

  • Preparation of the Proceedings

  • Promotional materials

  • Welcome drink

  • Refreshments during the conference

  • Galla Dinner

 

Please note:

All expenses, including registration for the conference, travel, accommodation etc., are the responsibility of the authors/presenters. No financial support can be provided by the Conference Committee, but a special invitation can be issued to authors.

Important Dates:

Abstract Submission Deadline: 15th November 2020  

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection:  20th November 2020  

Full Paper Submission Deadline: 25th November 2020  

Dissemination of Final Programme by:  30th November 2020  

Conference dates: 9th-11th December 2020 

Abstracts and Papers are to be sent to: wbimlc2019@wbimlc.org

 
 

WBIMLC PROGRAM

WBIMLC PROGRAMME WILL BE ANNOUNCED BY 01 December 2020

Committees

ORGANISATION COMMITTEE

Knezevic, Ratko Ph.D., President, Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Cavanagh, Jerald M.A. Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick, Ireland

Kirby, Padraig M.A. Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick, Ireland

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Biscan, Frida M.A. National and University Library, Zagreb, Croatia

Cavanagh, Jerald M.A. Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick, Ireland

Erdelez, Sanda Ph.D., Keynote speaker, Professor and Director, School of Library and Information Studies, Simmons College, USA.

Halilagic, Dzenita B.A. Librarian, Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Kazachenkova, Lyubov General Director of the Publishing & Consulting Center 'The Modern Library', Editor-in-Chief of The Modern Library Magazine, the member of Russian Union of Journalists and Russian Library Association, Moscow, Russia

Kirby, Padraig M.A. Limerick Institute of Technology, Limerick, Ireland

Knezevic, Ratko Ph.D., Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Koukourakis, Manolis Ph.D., University of Rethymnon – Crete, Greece

Landøy, Ane Cand. Philol., Academic librarian at University of Bergen Library, Norway

Latinovic-Rauski, GordanaMLIS Manager, collections and information services KAUST - Saudi Arabia

Lau, Jesús Ph.D., Mexico

Meiramova, Saltanat Associate Professor, Candidate of pedagogical sciences, Saken Seifullin Kazakh Agrotechnical University, Astana, Kazakhstan

Milakovic, Natalja M.A. Head of Russian Corner at the National and University Library of Republika Srpska, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ostojic, Jovana MSc in English Language and Literature, Zagreb, Croatia

Penda, Petar Ph.D., University of Banjaluka, Dean of Faculty of Philology, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Pilipovic, Radovan Ph.D., Serb Orthodox Patriarchy Archive, Belgrade, Serbia

Popa, Daniela Ph.D., University of Transilvania, Brasov, Romania

Rai, Alka M.A. Ph.D., Deputy Librarian, Ambedkar University, Delhi, India

Repanovici, Angela Ph.D., University of Transilvania, Brasov, Romania

Sapro-Ficovic, Marica Ph.D., Dubrovnik Public Library, Croatia

Saracevic, Tefko Ph.D., Keynote speaker, USA

Serageldin, Ismail Ph.D., Egypt

Singh Jagtar, PhD, Former Head, Department of Library and Information Science, Punjabi University, Patiala (India)

Sobot, Pero M.A. IZUM, Institute of Information Sciences in Maribor, Slovenia

Soylu, Demet Ph.D., Research Assistant Department of Information Management Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara, Turkey

Stankovic, Beba Senior Librarian, National Library of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia

Telman, Fariza M.A. Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan

About the International Summit of the Book

The “International Summit of the Book” is a US Library of Congress initiative. The Summit discusses the development of books into electronic formats and its impact on reading; the challenges facing books and the publishing industry and the role of books and reading in societies. The Summit also discusses key issues on technology and manuscripts, including the role of translation in the preservation and transmission of culture, and books as an important tool in cultural exchange.  In previous years, the Summit has been held across a number of continents in cities that have a global cultural impact in countries such as the United States, Singapore, France, Egypt, Ireland, Romania and Azerbaijan.

 

Amalgamation of International Summit of the Book with WBIMLC 2020.

This year, the International Summit of the Book will be held in conjunction with the Western Balkan Information and Media Literacy Conference (WBIMLC). Owing to unprecedented challenges encountered with Covid 19,  we have decided to amalgamate these two important conferences for just this one year. 

 

We want to ensure that these two important and far- reaching events take place in 2020  despite this dreadful worldwide pandemic.  We are fighting to keep the International Summit of the Book, now in its 9th year, alive and thriving despite recent trials and tribulations in Beirut, Lebanon last year when the Summit unfortunately could not take place owing to the political situation in Lebanon at that time.  

 

We also want to continue the momentum and tradition of holding our fantastic Information and Media Literacy conference in Bihać, Bosnia and Herzegovina, one of the few International Library or Information Literacy conferences that will take place in 2020.  As we all know 2020 is different, unprecedented many would say. 

 

So we are going to do it differently, Online will be the main expression of these conferences and both the Summit and WBIMLC 2020 will be held virtually for the first time. But we invite also people who would like to travel to Bihać (if safe to do so) to join host guests and speakers in Bihać, on the banks of the beautiful River Una.

 

 

We hope you can join us in Bihać, for these momentous and historic events in what will be an unforgettable year for the library community and all humanity

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