The Future is here


The Future is here: Are we Prepared?

New Thinking in Education for Public Librarians
Grand Hotel, Reykjavik, Iceland October 22-23, 2008.

 

October 21

18.00-19.00     
Reception: National and University Library of Iceland

October 22

08.00?08.30     
Registration

08.30-08.40     
Welcome address: Sigrún Klara Hannesdóttir, President Upplýsing

08.40-08.50     
Opening address: Þorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, Minister of Culture and Education 

Social Changes in Western Societies:

Chair and introduction to the theme: Sigrún Klara Hannesdóttir

09.00-10.00     
Ken Haycock:  PEST (Political, Economic, Social, Technological) Controls: The Future is not what it used to be. 
CV and abstract from the speaker    

10.00-10.30     
Coffee Break 

10.30-11.10     
Gauti Sigþórsson: Open sourcing the cultural commons.
CV and abstract from the speaker

11.10-11.50     
Bjarki Valtýsson: The remixable culture of prosumers and the role of public libraries.
CV and abstract from the speaker 
PowerPoint Presentation

11.50-12.30    
Chris Batt: Libraries and revolution: Seven challenges for the 21st century librarian.
CV and abstract from the speaker

12.30-13.30     
Lunch


The Public Library as a Social Agent
:
Chair and introduction to the theme: Anna Torfadóttir

13.40-14.20     
Svanhild Aabø: Multiculturalism, digitization and the need for crosswise meeting places. Do we see “the other? in the local library? The variety of meeting types taking place in the library.
CV and abstract from the speaker 

14.20-15.00     
Pernille Schaltz: Changing the library: From “book temple libraries? to meeting places with media, learning and cultural activitie  – Danish strategies, challenges and developments 2008.  
CV and abstract from the speaker 
PowerPoint Presentation

15.00-16.30     
Short examples of innovative public library work

Kristín Vilhjálmsdóttir: Flying carpet. Intercultural get-together.
CV and abstract from the speaker

Katti Hoflin: Room for children - constant evolution: A library with a fully implemented children?s perspective calls for a world new skills.
CV and abstract from the speaker
 

Óskar Guðjónsson:  Where do you shelve your e-books? The e-factor in Icelandic public libraries.
Óskar Guðjónsson

19.00               
Conference Dinner

October 23, 2008


Educating Public Librarians for Future Roles:
Chair and introduction to the theme: Hólmkell Hreinsson

09.00?10.00     
Meredith G. Farkas: Librarian 2.0: The future of library education and the 2.0 organization. 
CV and abstract from the speaker

10.00-10.30      
Aira Lepik: Getting ready: Relationship marketing and library 2.0 
CV and abstract from the speaker 
PowerPoint Presentation

10.30-11.00     
Coffee break 

11.00-11.30     
Samuli Kunttu: Do librarians need libraries anymore? – A peek to the future. 
CV and abstract from the speaker
PowerPoint Presentation part 1           PowerPoint Presentation part 2

11.30-12.00     
Adie Batt : Everything they never taught me at library school.
CV and abstract from the speaker

12.00-13.00     
Lunch

13:00-13.30     
Ágústa Pálsdóttir: New age competencies: How can LIS education support challenges and future prospects of public libraries?
CV and abstract from the speaker

13.30-14.00     
Jóhanna Gunnlaugsdóttir: Broadening the skills of the librarian: Interdisciplinary training.
CV and abstract from the speaker

14.00-15.00     
Panel: Issues in library and information science education
Chair: Sveinbjörg Sveinsdóttir

Chris Batt
Meredith Farkas
Samuli Kunttu
Ágústa Pálsdóttir
Jóhanna Gunnlaugsdóttir

 Conference closing