Call for Papers: Religions, Libraries in Dialogue (RELINDIAL)

The organizers of the Religions, Libraries in Dialogue (RELINDIAL) satellite meeting are issuing a call for papers (CFP). The theme of this year’s RELINDIAL satellite meeting is “Fostering Global Scholarly Communications among Religions and Libraries.” The satellite meeting will take place on August 12, 2016, on the campus of Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, OH.

The American Theological Library Association (ATLA) is sponsoring and hosting the satellite meeting. The satellite meeting is prior to the start of the 82nd IFLA General Conference and Assembly August 13-19, 2016, in Columbus, Ohio. The IFLA RELINDIAL Satellite Meeting is held under the aegis of IFLA but is a separate meeting not requiring IFLA registration.

We invite proposals from librarians, scholars, students, and others. We especially encourage first-time presenters (papers will be 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions) on topics related to RELINDIAL’s general theme. Proposals may address a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to:

  • Making global knowledge exchanges in theology and religious studies more efficient;
  • Identifying explicit and tacit barriers to access in theology and religious studies;
  • Intellectual property protection for traditional religious knowledge;
  • The state of open access publication in the field of theology and religious studies;
  • Differences in open access practices between religious communities.
  • Advancing digital humanities in theology and religion

To apply, please email a proposal of 250 words (with title of presentation) or less by March 31, 2016 to Please include your name and institutional affiliation in your email, but not on your proposal itself. Proposals will be double-blind peer-reviewed. Notifications of accepted papers will be sent by April 15, 2016. If you have questions, please contact or for additional information.

The “Fostering Global Scholarly Communications among Religions and Libraries” is a Satellite Meeting of the Religions, Libraries in Dialogue (RELINDIAL) Special Interest Group on August 12, 2016, organized under the aegis of The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and hosted by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA).

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