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Original Call for Proposals

The Workshop

The event has been planned not as a celebration, but as a critical reflection about the strengths and weaknesses of the programme. How can DILL and professional master programmes respond to the changing necessities of the society? How to improve the educational curriculum to satisfy the new competencies? Enhanced Ebook project Submissions will be selected by the Programme Committee and reported on a collective enhanced ebook. The ebook is planned as to be a collection of interesting and innovative contribution that will enrich the discussion, especially focused on the Digital Librarian value, as well as a compendium of the DILL experience: DILL Alumni success stories, career paths, and lessons learned. It will be open to other contributions if complying to the call for papers.

 The ebook will also report a complete list of DILL master thesis. Theme and Key topics of the Workshop Choose topics and presentation modalities. All the selected papers, posters and pecha kucha will be included in the enhanced ebook.

  • Call for Papers Topic: New Professionals for DL: Profiles, competencies and skills. Due to the emerging of the new trends of global education and digital information environment, Digital Librarians must renovate their curriculum and professional development plans. How should Digital Librarian professional lifelong learning continue? Which specializations? Does it exist a core curriculum for digital librarian’s competencies? Selected papers will be presented during the panel session of the Workshop. Each presenter will have 15 minutes to talk. Full paper length is limited to minimum 2000 and maximum 3000 words including footnotes and references. The abstract length does not count to the full paper length.
  • Call for Posters Topic: After my DILL experience: career case stories Focus on the three aspects of Digital Librarian professional: Profiles, skills and competencies. In what way DILL programme has provided you with the right competencies? How could you apply these in your career? Which skills have emerged? What are the strong points of the master programme? In what way have you applied your knowledge in your current job activity? What advices for future students? Presentation of career case studies. Poster session should provide information on the project or topic in max. 10 minutes of presentation each.
  • Call for Pecha Kucha Topic: Digital Librarian Value In what way digital librarians could lay an active role in society and how can a digital librarian highlight that Digital Libraries are able to transform Society? Presentation of cases of success for partecipative digital libraries, proposals for innovative initiatives of digital libraries facilitating knowledge creation, projects and Best Practices demonstrating the digital librarians value. Pecha Kucha modality consider the solution 20x20 max. and 10 minutes for presentation []

You can choose also between the following two forms

Blogpost Posts from your blog will be inserted in the ebook. To be included in the ebook, submitted posts must be pertinent and must have been published online in the past 12 months. The copyright remains with the author, you provide us with the consent to include your content in the publication.

Video Interview  Videos of particular interest will be selected to be shown during the meeting. All the video interviews will be inserted in the ebook. For this form, please contact professor Anna Maria Tammaro

Selection criteria

The Programme Committee will select abstracts based on the following criteria

  • Relevance for the theme
  • Originality
  • Impact for the international professional community
  • Impact for DILL programme improvement
  • Quality of the research methodology



All submissions and presentations must be licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution. By submitting a document you agree to these terms. “This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License Slides, Infographics and Posters will be published and shared on the SlideShare channel "DILL10years".

How to submit your abstract An abstract (300-500 words, document in pdf format) for each type of contribution needs to be submitted via Easychair conference tool. On your abstract you should indicate also the chosen modality for the presentation.Deadline for abstracts submission is January 15 January 25, 2016

How to submit your final contribution Final contributions have to be submitted to this mail address: Deadline for final submission is February 10, 2016.​ Important Dates Deadline for submission of abstracts: 25 January 2016

Deadline for final submission: 10 February 2016

Deadline for Conference registration: 15 March 2016

Programme Committee Vittore Casarosa, Klaus Kempf, David Lankes, Aira Lepik, Carlo Meghini, Anna Maria Tammaro, Sirje Virkus, Francesco Zanichelli, Graham Walton


JOIN THE MEETING ON THE WEB! DILL international community is wide and scattered all over the world: we would like everyone of its members to monitor the event online. All participants are invited to follow the #Dill10years on Twitter and on Facebook, and use it to talk about the meeting. More info If you have any queries, either on practical points or about the content of your contribution, please write to

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