3 April 2014

Registration for Paris, France Pre-conference is NOW OPEN

By Jeffrey Scherer

The theme of the conference is:

Space and collections earning their keep: transformation, technologies and re-tooling
The link to the IFLA official announcement page is http://www.ifla.org/node/8039.

Registration is now open from April 1-August 4, 2014 at this site:



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 (North 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

Library Buildings and Equipment, Access to information, Best practices, Library buildings and equipment, Library as place, France, Library, Technology, collection, Preservation

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