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Subject: Sustainable Academic Libraries: Now and Beyond
From:Richter Vít <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Richter Vít <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 7 Oct 2015 14:44:56 +0000
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Call for Papers
Academic Librarian 4
Sustainable Academic Libraries: Now and Beyond
2-3 June 2016
Hong Kong

                                                                                                                                       
The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) Library and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Library will jointly host a two-day conference on 2-3 June 2016 entitled "Academic Librarian 4 - Sustainable Academic Libraries: Now and Beyond."  A notable event celebrating the 25th anniversary of HKUST, this AL4 Conference addresses the multi-dimensional issues of sustainability pertaining to academic libraries.

Papers are now invited on the four major themes of the Conference:

Theme 1 - Sustainable Environment
This theme highlights the eco-friendliness of academic libraries. Possible topics may include green buildings, green programs or national and international environmental standards.

Theme 2 - Sustainable Resources
With finite human and financial resources, academic libraries have to reconcile the conflicts between growth and sustainability. How can libraries propel sustainable growth with sustainable resources? 

Theme 3 - Sustainable Technologies
Green information technologies reduce ecological footprint while improving efficiency and experiences for users and staff. Hot topics include virtualization and cloud computing, shared integrated library system, and mobile applications.

Theme 4 - Sustainable Services
Services are a key component of library sustainability. Libraries should stay relevant and proactively design services befitting the immediate and future needs of library users. Papers can focus on innovative services and quality assurance efforts. 

Potential presenters should complete the AL4 Paper Proposal Submission Form and send it as an email attachment to [log in to unmask] by 16 October 2015. Please specify "AL4 2016 Paper Proposal Submission" in the email subject heading. The Organizing Committee will notify presenters by 20 November 2015 if their papers are chosen. All presentations will be delivered in English in 25 minutes maximum. Final papers must be submitted by 18 April 2016. The best papers will be selected for publication in the journal Library Management.

Please visit the Conference web pages for more details:
About the Conference
Call for Papers
Paper Proposal Submission Form
Important Dates

If you have any enquiries, please contact us at [log in to unmask] We look forward to receiving your paper submission and seeing you at the Conference.

Best Regards,

Academic Librarian 4 Organizing Committee
Email: [log in to unmask]
Website: http://library.ust.hk/al4/

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