IASL 42nd Annual International Conference 2013, Bali, Indonesia: Call for papers

Proposals are invited for presentations at the 42nd Annual International Conference of the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL), incorporating the 17th International Forum on Research in School Librarianship, to be held in Bali, Indonesia on August 26 – 30, 2013.


The theme for the conference is Enhancing Students’ Life Skills through the School Library. The role of the school library in education has long been accepted, and there is much evidence that the school library plays an important role in student achievement. However, less explored is the role of the school library in developing students in a holistic and integrated manner to become responsible members of society. The term life skills has been defined by WHO and UNICEF (2003) as ‘abilities for adaptive and positive behavior that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life’.   The sub-themes reflect the categories of life skills as laid down in the UNICEF (2003) definition including Cognitive Skills, Personal Skills, and Inter-personal Skills.


Proposals may be submitted online via http://iasl2013.org/call-for-papers-submit-proposal/ or as an attachment to callforpapers@atpusi.or.id using the Proposal Form available at http://iasl2013.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/IASL-2013-Call-for-Papers-Proposal-Form.doc Please go to http://iasl2013.org/call-for-papers-information/ for more information. 

All proposals must be received by February 15, 2013. The Organizers reserve the right to reject proposals received after the closing date.


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