International Conference of University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka

(ICULA 2018)

"Academic Libraries as Research Saturation Centers: Reshaping the libraries for tomorrow"

- Call for Papers -

The International Conference of University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka (ICULA 2018) will be held at Colombo, Sri Lanka organized by the University Librarians Association, on 20th September 2018.

This will be an excellent opportunity to present your research outcomes and discuss the latest developments in the field of Library and Information Sciences. All categories of Library Scholars are invited to submit abstract/article on any aspect relating to Library and Information Science including, but not limited to the following topics and the conference is soliciting state-of-the-art research papers in the following areas of interest:

Conference Sub-themes

Ø  Open access and self-archiving

Ø  Self-directed learning

Ø  Innovative services and Models

Ø  Best practices for library services

Ø  Research support services and Social Media

Ø  Freedom of access & Right to Information

Ø  Rises and falls of new technologies

Ø  Professional Ethics and conduct

Ø  Collaboration and Consortia

Ø  Traditional knowledge with Museums, Libraries, and Repositories

Ø  Content acquisition

Ø  Documentation and preservation

Ø  Knowledge management

Ø  Research evaluation through Bibliometrics & Scientometrics

Ø  Space planning and new organizational structures

The deadline for submitting camera-ready abstract/article is 30.06.2018.

Important Dates

Call for abstract/ article


Closing of abstract/ article Submission




Notification of Acceptance



Camera Ready Paper Submission



Early Bird Registration BEFORE



Late Registration  AFTER


Conference Date


Guidelines for Authors

Prospective authors are kindly invited to submit their abstract/article including introduction, objectives, methods, results, discussion, and references. Guidelines and outline of the format are as follows.

o Title: Title of the paper should clearly indicate the focus of the research work that you have carried out. 

o Author details: Author(s) name, affiliation(s), designation, mailing address and email address need to be included.

o Abstract: Should be not more than 500 words.

o Article: Length of the article should be not more than 4000-word count.

o The body of the papers: Should include Introduction, Objectives, Methodology, Results, Discussion/Conclusion, and Recommendations with related references.

o Keywords: Maximum 6 words/phrases generated from the write-up.

o Tables and figures: Tables must be prepared using standard formats and all tables must be uniform in format and font. If the data were extracted from other sources please denote the source courtesy immediately below the table. Figures should be clear and black and white or grayscaled. Tables and Figures should be set in line with the text. The figures are preferred to be in greyscale that has a clear distinction between adjacent areas and labels.

o Referencing style: APA 6th edition to be followed.

o Language: Abstract/ article can be submitted in the English Language. The content of the papers should be corrected for any linguistic/grammatical errors before submission.

o Format: File formats should preferably be in .doc or .docx, prepared in MS Word. Papers should be word processed with Times New Roman, font size 12 point, 1.5 line spacing, and page size A4.

Submission Process

Authors are requested to send an electronic copy of their abstract/ article to the conference convener’s email. You may send one copy of your abstract/ article in the form of latest MS Word file attached to an E-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Acceptance of Paper

All submissions will be initially screened and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research content/depth, correctness, relevance to conference, contributions, and readability by the editorial committee.

Thereafter, all submitted abstract/articles will be peer-reviewed by two experts from the relevant field of study. Papers submitted to the conference should meet these criteria and must not be under consideration for publication elsewhere.


Publication Ethics - Penalty against Plagiarism

We firmly believe that ethical conduct is the essential virtue of any academic. Hence any act of plagiarism is a totally unacceptable academic misconduct. Therefore authors are hereby strictly advised to avoid plagiarism (either intentional or accidental) in their papers.

Conference Venue

Golden Rose Hotel, 261, Maharagama Road, Boralesgamuwa, Sri Lanka.

(For reservations please contact:


Alternate accommodation options around the conference venue 

Solis Hotel- 536, Kotte Road, Pitakotte, Sri Lanka.

The Grand Monarch - Borella Road, Thalawatugoda, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Opulent River Face Hotel - No. 166, Koswatta, Nawala, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka. 


Registration Criteria


Early Bird

Late Registration

Local Participants & Presenters

ULA Members

4000 LKR

4500 LKR

Non-ULA members

5000 LKR

5500 LKR

Foreign Participants & Presenters

SAARC Countries

75 USD

Non-SAARC Countries

100 USD

Registration fee includes lunch, refreshment (Morning & Afternoon) and conference kit.


Mode of payment

Bank Name

Peoples Bank, Thimbirigasyaya Branch

Bank Address

Peoples Bank, Thimbirigasyaya Branch, 146, Havelock Road, Colombo 05, Sri Lanka.

Account Number

086 100171190031

Address of Beneficiary

University Librarians Association, Library, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka.


Dr. (Ms.) C. N. K. Alahakoon

Convener/ ICULA 2018

University Librarians Association of Sri Lanka

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