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The Conference is organized by the University Library System of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and The Joint University Librarians Advisory Committee (JULAC). Invited keynote speakers will ground thematic discussions in their geographical settings and present consortial issues in a global perspective. Papers are now invited from university librarians, consortial managers, librarians and information professionals on the four major themes of the Conference.
Potential presenters should send a 500-word maximum abstract of their presentation together with a brief biography of not more than 200 words to 2013 Academic Librarian Conference at by 8 October 2012. The Conference Organizing Committee will notify presenters by 8 November 2012 if their presentations are chosen for the conference. All presentations will be made in English. The length of each presentation will be 20 minutes.
Final papers must be submitted to the Conference Organizing Committee by 8 April 2013.

Important Dates

 Call for papers

 Last day for submitting abstracts for proposed papers and brief biography

 Notification of acceptance of papers

 Registration opens

 End of early bird registration

 End of registration

 Submission of completed papers

 Submission of PowerPoint file (if any)

 Conference begins

 Welcome Dinner

 End of Conference

10 July 2012 

8 Oct 2012 

8 Nov 2012 

30 Nov 2012 

28 February 2013 

31 Mar 2013 

8 Apr 2013 

1 May 2013 

30-31 May 2013 

30 May 2013 

31 May 2013 

Format Guidelines

Abstract Submission Procedure

• Fill in the Paper Proposal Submission Form (Microsoft Word).
• Include the title of the paper, names of all authors, affiliated institutions, position and email addresses or other contact information.
• An abstract of the paper in English should be a maximum of 500 words.
• All papers submitted must be original works, which have not been presented in any conference or published in any publication before.
• Submit the Paper Proposal Submission Form by email attachment to 2013 Academic Librarian Conference at Specify "AL3 2013” as the subject heading.
• Deadline for abstract and brief biography submission: 8 October 2012.
• Notification of acceptance: 8 November 2012.

Accepted Paper Submission Procedure

• For papers written in English, the articles should not exceed 6,000 words. Please follow the Author Guidelines from the journal Library Management.
• For papers written in Chinese, the articles should not exceed 6,000 words, figures, charts and tables should be presented clearly.
• Submit by email attachment to 2013 Academic Librarian Conference at . Specify "AL3 2013" as the subject heading.
• Deadline of accepted paper submission: 8 April 2013.
• If presentation PowerPoint is available separately, please also submit by email attachment to by 1 May 2013.

Responsibilities of Authors

• Register for and attend the Conference.
• Present the paper in English in about 20 minutes maximum.
• Grant permission for possible audio and video recording, web broadcast, and to be archived in CUHK Institutional Repository.
• Assign first publication rights to the Conference Organizers, as all papers will be published in the Conference proceedings, and peer-reviewed papers may be published in Library Management in the English or Chinese versions of the journal.
• Provide completed papers in electronic version by the deadline.

Selection Criteria

All proposals will be reviewed by a Panel before acceptance according to set criteria. Among the most important selection criteria are relevancy to the conference themes, innovative, challenging and controversial aspects, originality and clarity. Applicants will be notified about the acceptance or rejection of their papers by 8 November 2012.

Contact Us

For further information, please contact Ms. Catherine Kwok/Ms. Wing Woo (Program and Call for Papers) at telephone (852) 2358 6758 (Kwok) or (852) 3411-7965 (Woo) or email at . We look forward to receiving your paper submission and seeing you at the Conference.



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