November 27 to December 1 2023

International Indigenous Librarians' Forum 2023

Welina me ke aloha

Aloha mai kākou e nā hoa noiʻi nowelo, e nā ʻōiwi nani o ka ʻāina mai ʻō a ʻō! The IILF 2023 Steering Committee is excited to welcome you to Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi, November 27-30, 2023 for the 12th International Indigenous Librarians' Forum!


Beginning in 1999 and held every two years, the International Indigenous Librarians’ Forum is an opportunity for Indigenous information professionals to gather, network, share, and discuss best practices, ongoing projects and next steps related to protecting, preserving, managing and accessing Indigenous resources, collections, cultural materials and other forms of ancestral knowledge housed within libraries, museums, archives and other information institutions. In 2023, after a two year hiatus due to the global pandemic, the Forum will be held for the first time ever in the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi on the island of Oʻahu. This will be an in-person event, without hybrid or remote attendance options.

We are now accepting proposals

The Call for Papers will be open through March 15, 2023 March 31, 2023 (newly extended!). We humbly invite our Indigenous colleagues to submit proposals for papers related to this year's Forum theme, Ea: Indigenous Agency and Abundance. (Note: We welcome participation of Non-Indigenous allies on presentations led by Indigenous colleagues, see the Call for Papers for more information.)

To view the Call for Papers description, visit the Call for Papers page.

To submit a proposal, visit the Submit a Proposal page.

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Submission period

January 9, 2023 - 10:00 until April 1, 2023 - 09:30

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