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A-LIEP 2016 : The 7th Asia-Pacific Conference on Library & Information Education and Practice


When Nov 3, 2016 - Nov 4, 2016
Where Nanjing
Submission Deadline TBD
Categories    library&infromation science

Call For Papers

Innovation in Library & Information Science in the Age of Big Data
Conference Website:

November 3-4, 2016
Nanjing China

Organized by
Nanjing University, China

Hosted jointly by
School of Information Management, Nanjing University, China
College of Information Science & Technology, Nanjing Agricultural University, China
School of Economics & Management, Nanjing University of Science & Technology, China

Call for Paper

The 7th A-LIEP will be held in Nanjing, China on 3-4 November 2016. Previous conferences have been organized by the University of the Philippines, Philippine (2015), Khon Khaen University, Thailand (2013), MARA University of Technology, Malaysia (2011), University of Tsukuba, Japan (2009), Shih-Hsin University, Taiwan (2007), and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2006). This conference will be organized by Nanjing University, China. The School of Management at Nanjing University will host the conference, in collaboration with the College of Information Science & Technology at Nanjing Agricultural University and the School of Economics & Management at Nanjing University of Science & Technology. The location of this conference, Nanjing, is a famous historical and cultural city, which has a history of 2,500 years and is regarded as one of the “top four ancient cultural capitals of China”. We sincerely invite LIS educators, researchers and practitioners from all over the world to contribute your high-quality academic papers to the conference.

The theme of A-LIEP 2016 is “Innovation in Library & Information Science in the Age of Big Data”.
The following list of topics for the 3 conference tracks is suggestive, and not exhaustive.
LIS Education
Challenges in LIS education nationality or internationality
Collaboration and resource sharing among LIS schools/departments
Impact of Big data on LIS education
Cultivation of scientific data specialists
MOOCs and LIS education
Preparing LIS graduates for the new market
Quality assurance and accreditation of LIS programs
Impact of LIS education on the work and career of LIS graduates
Interdisciplinary Curriculum Development in LIS
Developing Competencies of LIS Professionals
Impact of new ICTs on LIS curriculum

LIS Practice
Collaboration among Libraries and with other professions
Competency standards for library and information services
Customer-focused services
Efficiency vs. Effectiveness of Libraries
Impact of Mobile Technologies on Libraries
Integrating teaching, research and practice
Leadership development and strategic management in libraries
Digital Preservation
Outsourcing of Information Services
User education and information literacy for life-long learning
Libraries as learning organizations
Libraries’ role in curating and exposing big data
Future libraries, future librarians, future skills

LIS Research
Digital Libraries, Digital Archives
Information Behavior
Information Literacy
Information Organization, Knowledge Organization
Knowledge Management and Knowledge Services
Semantic Web and Linked Data
Text and Social Media Mining
Digital Humanities
Big Data and Data Science
Information Visualization
Scientometrics and scientific evaluation

Full Papers: length 8 to 12 pages, single-spaced, Times New Roman 11 pt. font
Short Papers: length 4 to 7 pages, single-spaced, Times New Roman 11 pt. font
Poster: abstract of 1 to 2 pages

Long/Short paper submission deadline: 30 June 2016
Notification of long/short paper acceptance: 30 July 2016
Submission deadline of camera-ready papers: 20 August 2016
Poster submission deadline: 30 July 2016
Notification of poster acceptance: 30 August 2016

Call for Workshop Proposals

A-LIEP 2016 invites proposals for workshops to be hosted in conjunction with the conference. Workshops offer researchers and practitioners great opportunities for learning on specific topics and interests related to the education and practice of library & information science. Submissions in the area of the conference's main topics will receive preferential treatment.

Workshop proposals are limited to 3 pages in length. The proposal should include the following information:
• Title of proposed workshop
• Names of organizers and their affiliations
• A description of the qualifications of the organizers to host the workshop
• A description of workshop including theme, goals, objectives, novelty, planned activities (an abstract or summary is recommended)
• Brief description on primary audience being targeted and expected number of participants
• A preliminary schedule for the workshop
• Any special workshop requirements
• A one-page workshop call-for-papers (such as the one the organizers would send out to invite attendees).

Please email your workshop proposals to the conference chairs by Proposals are reviewed as they are received on a first come first served basis.

Workshop proposal submission deadline: 30 July 2016
Notification of proposal acceptance: 30 August 2016
Workshop Date: 5 November 2016

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