Call for Papers

BID – Bibliothek & Information Deutschland (Library & Information Germany) will be hosting the 7th Library Congress from March 18th to 21st, 2019, in Leipzig, Germany. Simultaneously, the Congress is also the 108th Annual German Librarians' Conference. The conference venue will be the Congress Center of Leipzig.

Entitled "Libraries for Change", the Congress invites everybody to discuss current challenges and important issues concerning the future of the library and information sector.

This motto will be explored through the following five topics, to which contributions are invited:

  1. Being political
  2. Acting strategically
  3. Curating content
  4. Serving diversity
  5. Learning knowledge
  6. Enabling access

The Programme Committee invites all colleagues, experts from academic and public libraries and information centres, and representatives of relevant associations and companies to submit papers covering these topics.

Speakers from abroad are particularly welcome to submit their presentations to the Congress. They can apply for financial support to BII – Bibliothek & Information International (Library & Information International).

The Programme Committee especially encourages Dutch colleagues to contribute papers to the programme as the Netherlandswill be the Congress’s guest of honour in 2019. 

The deadline for the submission of abstracts was September 10th, 2018.

Please note that the early starting time for the Congress – as opposed to the Bibliothe­kartage – of 9 am on Monday morning is designed to ensure the widest possible variety of presentations.