Symposium Programme

Day 1 – Thursday, 20 October 2016

9.00 – Registration opens

10.00 – 11.00 – Guided Library Tour

11.00 – 12.30 – Bibliotheca Baltica General Assembly (for members only)

12.30 – 13.30 – Lunch

13.30 – 13.45 – Opening (Conference Centre C+D)

On behalf of the National Library of Latvia,

Andris Vilks, Director of the National Library of Latvia, Bibliotheca Baltica Board Member

On behalf of Bibliotheca Baltica,

Renaldas Gudauskas, Director General of the National Library of Lithuania, Bibliotheca Baltica Board Chair

13.45 – 14.30 – Keynote Session 1

‘Hybrid Communication: Challenges of Format’

Dr. phil. Jurģis Šķilters, Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Director of the Center for Cognitive Sciences and Semantics, University of Latvia

Discussion

14.30 – 15.00 – Coffee Break (Conference Centre A+B)

15.00 – 16.00 – Paper Session 1 – University Libraries and Data

15.00 – 15.30 ‘From Librarian to Datarian: how to Combine Technical Expertise, Librarian Skills and Build a Competence Network’

Matias Frosterus, Project Manager FINTO-project (Finto – Finnish Ontology Service), National Library of Finland

15.30 – 16.00 ‘New Library Skills: the International Master in Digital Library Learning’

Sirje Virkus, Professor, School of Digital Technologies,Tallinn University

Discussion

16.00 – 16.15 – Short Break

16.15 – 17.45 – Paper Session 2 – New Roles for University Libraries

16.15 – 16.45 ‘Research Support Services @ HULib: New Skills and Challenges for Academic Librarians’

Valtteri Vainikka, Information Specialist, Helsinki University Library, Helsinki University Library

16.45 – 17.15 ‘Libraries and Research Data – Torun University’s Open Access Data Project’

Karolina Zawada, Torun University

17.15 – 17.45 ‘Open Access: Importance, Challenge, Competences for Society’

Dr. Iveta Gudakovska, Director, Gita Rozenberga Chief Librarian, Library of the University of Latvia

Discussion

18.00 – Dinner (Observation Platform, Level 11 and 12)

 

Day 2 – Friday, 21 October 2016

9.00 – 10.00 – Keynote Session 2

9.00 – 9.30 ‘Baltic Sea Region Libraries: Leadership in Digital Competences, Solutions, Entrepreneurship’

Renaldas Gudauskas, Director General of the National Library of Lithuania, Bibliotheca Baltica Board Chair

9.30 – 10.00 ‘Baltic Sea Cooperation for Information Management Within ALM Sector’

Gunnar Sahlin, Stockholm University

Discussion

10.00 – 10.15 – Short Break

10.15 – 11.45 – Paper Session 3 – Advocacy, Research and Services

10.15 – 10.45 ‘Library Advocacy: Challenges and Opportunities’

Giedrė Čistovienė, Head of Project Management Department at Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania

10.45 – 11.15 ‘Re-encoding the Past: the Role of Research Libraries in the Conversion of our Cultural Heritage’

Thomas Stäcker, Deputy Director of Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel

11.15 – 11.45 ‘The National and University Library Strasbourg: Rising up to the Scientific Challenge’

Frédéric Blin, Director for Preservation and Heritage Collections, National and University Library Strasbourg

Discussion

11.45 – 12.00 Presentation by sponsor De Gruyter

12.00 – 13.00 – Lunch

13.00 – 14.00 – Paper Session 4 – Public Libraries – More than Books and Loans

13.00 – 13.30 ‘Public Library as a Multicultural Player: Work with Immigrants and Young Adults’

Jani Nieminen, Espoo City Library

13.30 – 14.00 ‘Dokk1: a Transformation of Space and Competences’

Marie Oestergaard, Head of Community Engagement, Aarhus Public Library

Discussion

14.00 – 14.15 – Short Break

14.15 – 15.15 – Paper Session 5 – New Ways for Learning

14.15 – 14.45 ‘Distance Learning: Opportunities and Reality’

Janis Kositis, Training Coordinator, National Library of Latvia

14.45 – 15.15 ‘Non-formal Education in Libraries’

Eugenijus Stratilatovas, Director of Strategic Development Department at Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania, Project Manager for Libraries for Innovation 2

15.15 – 15.30 – Wrapping up

15.30 – Coffee Break and Farewell Drink (Conference Centre A+B)
 

Day 3 – Saturday, 22 October 2016

Cultural Event
Time: 10.00 – 13.00*
Place: Riga Art Nouveau District and newly renovated building of the Latvian National Art Museum
Optional – Fee: € 10

*time  subject to change