The Shanghai International Library Forum (SILF), an open forum for librarians from all over the world to share expertise and exchange ideas, will hold its third biennial gathering from August 17 to 19, 2006 at Shanghai Library.

Following the first event “Knowledge Navigation and Library Services” in August 2004, and the second “City Development and Library Services” in October 2006, librarians, researchers and scholars will meet again to review the up-to-date researches, expertise and the developing trends of the international library community.

The topic of the 2006 conference is “Management Innovation and Library Services”. The sub-topics are as follows:

  Corporate Culture
Marketing and Promotion
Crisis Management
Performance Measurement
User Services

We have the great pleasure to invite practitioners, researchers and managers of libraries and information institutions from China and abroad to attend the conference either as a speaker or as a participant. Please submit the abstract of your paper to the Professional Committee of SILF 2006 by March 15, 2006 . The deadline for submitting full papers is May 20, 2006 .

Papers submitted shall be original research contributions or summaries of practical experience , which are not published in any other periodicals or proceedings. All the papers submitted will be peer-reviewed by the Professional Committee of SILF 2006. The accepted papers will be collected in the print proceedings of the conference.

? Please furnish the following information:
   a. Title of paper
   b. Abstract describing the content of the paper (no more than 300 words)
   c. Author(s) and Organization
   d. Author presenting the paper (in case of multi-authors)
   e. Means of communication including e-mail address, phone and fax

2006 SILF Paper Format