Contribution Themes

Papers, panels, workshops and posters (types described below) are invited covering the following, and related, topics with regard to Libraries, Archives, Museums, and other Information Institutions.  Submissions are invited that address the overarching topics:

  • 2020 vision for libraries in the digital age: What is the identity and role of libraries in the digital age?
  • Factors shaping and transforming identity in the digital age
  • Understanding people’s information needs, seeking and use in the context of digital environments and digital services
  • Identity, culture, and communication in digital environments
  • Identity, community, and belonging – the role of libraries
  • Identity, agency and activism, social justice and social inclusion
  • Identity, difference and diversity: system and service design
  • Digital inclusion and access
  • Digital policies, politics and power
  • Intellectual freedom and censorship
  • Ethics
  • Digital environments and the construction and control of identity
  • How are identities controlled by the digital environment?
  • LIS profession
  • Education and training, reference
  • Changes and innovation in services, resources and systems
  • Digital wellbeing and digital safety
  • Protection of digital lives: topics around privacy, digital issues such as cyberbullying, digital harassment, phishing, identity theft and role of libraries
  • Heritage, digitization and preservation of resources of and for diverse groups
  • Investigating digital networks and network analysis
  • Subcultures and marginalized identities
  • Innovative approaches to methods, measurement and evaluation: social network analysis, interpretivist methods, altmetrics, data analytics, and visualizations
  • Scholarly identity, academic social media sites, roles for libraries
  • Thinking ahead out-of-the box: promises and pitfalls of libraries and identity