Satellite Conference by IFLA Library Buildings and Equipment and Acquisitions and Collection Development Sections

Space and collections earning their keep: transformation, technologies and re-tooling


13 – 14 August 2014


Paris, France at the Universitaire des Langues et Civilisations (BULAC)


The IFLA Sections of Library Building and Equipment and Acquisitions and Collection Development will jointly hold a satellite conference in Paris, France on August 13 and 14, 2014. Registration is now open. To register, go to this site:

The conference will be held at Bibliothèque Universitaire des Langues et Civilisations (BULAC). The address for the conference is 65 Rue des Grands Moulins, 75013 Paris, France. See BULAC’s website for more information. The location of BULAC can be seen at this link.

Information about the satellite conference will be available on this website.

Conference Theme

Space and collections earning their keep: transformation, technologies and re-tooling

Day 1

  • Welcoming address - Marie-Lise Tsagouria, BULAC Managing Director 
  • Transformative Spaces and Collections
    Jakob Guillois Laerkes, Gladsaxe Library, Denmark and Patti Manolis, Geelong Regional Library, AustraliaBuilding libraries for tomorrow
    Shali Zhang, PhD, University of Montana, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, USA: Re-Tooling Library Space for Learning
    Jie Li, Robert Britton, University of South Alabama, Biomedical Library, USA: Adaption to Transformational Change in an Academic Library: Space and Collection
  • Retooling Spaces for Changing Needs
    Marit Andersen Somby, Troms Fylkesbibliotek, Norway: The project Library space in Troms creates changes with small resources in rural areas. Is there really a difference between Birmingham and Bardu?
    Eva Olson, City Library Malmö, Sweden: The library as a meeting space in the city center
    Maggie Farrell and Ev  Ruffcorn, University of Wyoming, USA: Transforming old spaces into new functions

  • Panel Discussion on Collaborative Storage
    Moderators: Brigitte Kromp and Wolfgang Mayer (Austria)
    Deborah Shorley (UKRR England)
    Bernadette Patte (France)
    Janine Schmidt (Australia)
    Leslie Weir (Norht America and Canada)
  • Innovation and Flexibility
    Gillian M.McCombs and Anita Picozzi Moran, FAIA, Southern Methodist University, Central University Libraries, USA: The Die is not yet cast: The value of keeping an open mind and being agile througout all phases of the rneovation planning cycle
    Alessandro Berton, Library Consultant, Italy: New Research Libraries and one Learning Centre: a Venetian recipe to reorganize, innovate and adapt spaces and collections to university community

Day 2

  • Journey to Success
    Joseph Hafner and Diane Koen, McGill University Library, Canada: The perferct storm:Integrating collections and people in record time while addressing user needs
    Andris Vilks, The National Library of Latvia, Latvia: The long road to the Castle of Light
    Paula Kelly,City of Melbourne, Australia: A Three Card Trick: Three New World Class Libraries in the World's Most Livable City
  • Adaptation of Space
    Edwin Qobose,University of Botswana, Botswana: Renovated space at University of Botswana Library: a reappraisal
    Lluis Anglada and Santi Balagué, Consortium of Academic Services of Catalonia, Spain: From room for books to room for users: an old infantry barrack as an answer to the lack of space
  • Spaces and Collections: Earning their Keep
    Céline Leclaire,Médiathèque de Roubaix, France: Roubaix Public Library
    Vicki McDonald,State Library of New South Wales, Australia: Adapting library spaces to enable collection engagement by diverse audiences: A case study of the State Library of New South Wales

Conference Registration
The registration fee is 100 Euro per person depending on prevailing exchange rates. The important dates related to registration are shown as below.

  • March 30, 2014: Start of online registration and payment receipt. All payments are to be made in advance. 
  • August 4, 2014: Registration and payment of 100 Euro fee deadline (note that there will be no refunds)
  • No on-site registration

The 100€ fee includes:

  • Social event on day 1
  • A 2-day subway pass
  • Lunch on the 13th and 14th
  • Closing social event day 2 (including drinks) at the Hôtel de Ville Library.
  • Visits to the Hôtel de Ville and at BULAC.

Addiitonal details on the conference, including schedule, costs, participation, accommodation, etc will be forthcoming. Participants will be required to pay for the conference by credit card or their bank account through PayPal (no bank transfers or cash payments.) A full recipt will be sent to all registrants. There will be no refunds after payment is received. 

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Last update: 5 December 2017