Reinventing Reference with Technology Transformations

A Joint Satellite Meeting of Reference & Information Services and Information Technology Sections

Location: University of Malaya Library, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Dates of Meeting:  Aug 23 (full day)

Reference and information services are closely linked to transformations in technology that have helped expand the mechanisms for the delivery of services (e.g. chat reference), the development of applications and databases to collect information and the structure of how this information is searched and presented (e.g. through discovery systems).  Technology transformations have also enhanced our ability to deliver training and development for patrons and staff (e.g. tutorials, online guides and other instruction/information services).

The Satellite meeting will explore many topics related to this interaction.  Please see the link below for suggestions for presentations.

For the detailed call for submissions see the following link:

 Important Deadlines

  • 28 February 2018: Deadline for submitting proposals for presentations
  • 15 March 2018: Successful Speakers will be notified, and IFLA forms completed by RISS/IT and the Speakers

Christine Brown
Chair, Reference & Information Services Section