Call for Papers | Conference on Library and Information Studies (CLIS) 2021

The De La Salle University Libraries and the Philippine Normal University Library and Information Science Alumni Association (PNU-LISAA), Inc. issued a joint call for papers for the Annual Conference on Library and Information Studies (CLIS 2021) with the theme Libraries in the Period of Uncertainties: Transitioning, Transforming,  Upskilling, to be held on July 1-2, 2021 via Zoom. The call is open to librarians, information professionals, researchers, faculty, and graduate students of library and information science (LIS).

The conference aims to: (1) Find out how libraries are coping with the demands of online learning; (2) Determine innovative practices, programs, facilities, and services introduced by libraries in response to the instructional and research needs of clients, remotely; (3) Present the different trainings carried out to prepare both the library personnel and the clients to adapt to emerging technologies; and (4) Prepare libraries to gear up for the post-COVID world.

Abstracts must be submitted to on or before May 8, 2021 indicating CLIS2021 in the subject line.

Papers to be submitted should be in line with the theme. The following topics may be explored:

  • Online services
    • Online storytelling
  • “New normal” approach to library services
    • Services for patrons with no internet access 
    • Digital inclusion    
  • Online resources
    • Institutional repositories
  • Digitization
  • Equal and free access to information and knowledge
  • Reopening of libraries
    • Safety and onsite library services
  • Library closures
  • Economic risks/library funding
  • Upskilling librarians and library users
    • Digital literacy/skills 
    • Work from home experiences
  • Changing roles of libraries and librarians
  • Impact of libraries to the communities/society
  • Library collaboration/partnerships
  • Global movements
  • Library outreach
  • Disinformation
  • Issues on copyright, data privacy, and fair use ·        
  • LIS curriculum
  • Libraries in the post-COVID world
Submitted papers will go through a blind peer-review process which means that the author’s identity is concealed from the reviewers. To facilitate this, authors are requested to submit the following in two separate files:
  • The Title Page containing the Authors details (authors' names and affiliations, complete address, telephone number, and e-mail address)
  • Blinded abstract with no author details
Selection will be based on relevance to the theme, content, organization, and style. 

Important Dates to Remember:

May 08, 2021        -      Deadline of abstract submission

May 21, 2021        -      Notification of accepted proposals

June 18, 2021       -      Submission of PowerPoint presentations

July 1-2, 2021       -      Presentation of accepted papers

For Inquiries, please contact: 

Ana Maria B. Fresnido      

Conference Chair  

Sheila May R. Ayran 

President, PNU-LISAA