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:  

  • How to empower people in all walks of life
  • Designing for diversity, inclusivity, equitable and flexible use
  • Community needs assessment for design and development
  • Understanding and developing services for underserved / marginalized groups
  • Community building, activism and citizenry
  • Inequities, questions of privilege, power, and social control
  • Human rights
  • Critical approaches
  • Creating  inclusive spaces
  • Systems, structures and architecture for design and development in the context of social justice and community engagement
  • Transforming from provider-led agencies to community-led agencies of social changeSocial justice, archives and preservation
  • Cultivating promotion  and  practices that enable social justice initiatives and avoidance of practices that hinder these
  • International perspectives / research on  social justice
  • International perspectives / research on  community engagement
  • Libraries and other information institutions for hosting civic discourse
  • Developing countries and preservation of indigenous knowledge
  • Information organization / metadata / search algorithms for diversity, inclusivity, and flexibility
  • Diverse cultural contexts, religious, political and value systems
  • Social justice and community engagement
  • Pedagogy for social justice
  • Virtual communities affording access to different stakeholders
  • Collection development for diversity and inclusion
  • Intellectual freedom, information ethics 
  • Reflective assessment of best practices from the field, as related to conference theme