[INVITATION TO PRESENT & PARTICIPATE] International Conference On Libraries (ICOL) 2017

Assalamualaikum / Salam Sejahtera,


International Conference on Libraries (ICOL) is a conference that has been organized by Perpustakaan Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) since 2005. We are pleased to announce that the sixth installment of our conference will be held on 2nd-3rd August 2017 at Vistana Hotel, Penang, with the theme “Towards Lean Libraries”.


This conference is the best platform for information professionals from Malaysia and other countries to discuss the latest trends and developments in the field of librarianship and information science. It has also become one of the biggest events in the calendar of information professionals in Malaysia.






“Towards Lean Libraries”


We would therefore like to invite paper presenters to the conference. As with previous conferences, the main focus of this conference is lean management in the library without compromising efficiency and ensure continuous productivity. This conference provides an international field to present new discoveries, insights and experience in the field of research on


1. Managing libraries

2. Creativity and innovation

3. Right tools at the right time

4. Improve while reduce


Conference information:


Date: 2-3 August 2017

Place: Vistana Hotel,Penang, Malaysia

Theme: Towards Lean Libraries




19 Mac 2017: Abstract submission

20 Mac – 29 April 2017: Abstract evaluation

30 April 2017: Notification of abstract acceptance

4 June 2017: Submission of full paper

  • Participants are invited to submit an abstract for consideration by the ICOL 2017 Committee by 19 March 2017.
  • Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and notification of acceptance will be sent to authors by 30 April 2017.
  • The Committee reserves the right to select the abstracts relevant to the conference theme.
  • Full Paper submission will be on 4 June 2017.
  • Papers must not have been presented / published elsewhere.
  • Papers should not exceed 10 pages (about 5,000 words, but maximum 15 pages following the APA format).
  • All papers will be published in ICOL Proceedings, deposited in USM Institutional Repository and indexed in Google Scholar.
  • Selected papers will be proposed for publication in indexed journal of Malaysian Journal of Library and Information Science (JLIS).
  • The language of the Conference is English.
  • Only full paper submissions will be considered for the best paper award, and accepted for the journal publication.

For further information, please visit www.icol.usm.my

Please submit your abstract to [icol.conference2017@gmail.com] before 19th March 2017

Thank you.


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