Programme

LIBRARIES AND DEMOCRATIC SOCIETIES IN THE DIGITAL AGE

Wednesday, September 14
15.00-17.00 Bibliotheca Baltica Board meeting Lübeck City Library (Mantelssaal)
18.00-19.00 Bus & Boat tour TBA
19.30-21.30 Informal get together dinner Restaurant Kartoffel Keller, Koberg 8, 23552 Lübeck
Thursday, September 15
9.00-10.00 Bibliotheca Baltica General Assembly Lübeck City Library
10.00-10.30 Coffee break
10.30-12.30 Opening Session
Monika Frank, Senator for Culture and Education of Lübeck
Gerald Schleiwies, Director of the Lübeck City Library
Robert Zepf, President of Bibliotheca BalticaKeynote
“What are you saying? Is Google dangerous?” Strategies for handling the democratic library-mission in a digital time (Karin Grönvall, Director of the National Library of Sweden)Bibliotheca Baltica in overview
Historical perspective on Bibliotheca Baltica (Andris Vilks, Bibliotheca Baltica president 2004-2008, Director of the National Library of Latvia)
How Bibliotheca Baltica began (Robert Schweitzer, Bibliotheca Baltica secretary 1992-2008)
Robert Zepf, Bibliotheca Baltica president 2018-, Director of the Hamburg State and University Library
Lübeck City Library (Scharbausaal)
12.30-13.30 Lunch break
13.30-15.00 Panel 1 – E-libraries
Innovative digital project (E-culture) in Lithuanian libraries (Renaldas Gudauskas, Director of the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania)
Libraries as a lifebelt for e-Estonia (Kristina Pai, Director of the Tartu City Library)
TBA
15.00-15.30 Coffee break
15.30-17.00 Panel 2 – Cultural Heritage
Collaboration as a Best Practice in Digital Age – Shared Efforts of Finnish Libraries, Archives and Museums (Maria Virtanen, NLF & Digime Project)
Makerspaces – spaces, technology and People (Ayub Khan, CILIP President)
Libraries as Urban Knowledge Hubs (Olaf Eigenbrodt, Hamburg State and University Library)
19.00-21.00 Dinner Restaurant Schiffergesellschaft (Hamburg-Lübeck-Room), Breite Strasse 2, 23552 Lübeck
Friday, 16 September
9.00-10.30 Panel 3 – Academic Libraries
Public librarians’ perception of their professional role and the library’s role in supporting the public sphere: key findings from a multi-country comparison (Jamie Johnston, Researcher in Library Science at Oslo Metropolitan University)
Role of modern academic library in Open Science (Michael Svendsen, Copenhagen University Library)
Western perspectives about Eastern democratic fights: what’s going on in French libraries – for a better global knowledge (Christophe Didier, Delegate for Scientific Policy and International Relations, Bibliothèque nationale et universitaire Strasbourg)
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-11.30 Keynote
Prof. Bernd-Schmid Ruhe, Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences
11.30-13.00 Panel 4 – Future Libraries
Digital change in the National Library as the central library of the state (Julia Konopka-Żołnierczuk, Deputy Director of the National Library of Poland)
⚬ Norway (TBA)
⚬ Ukraine (TBA)
13.00-13.30 Closing remarks
Invitation for the next symposium
afternoon Visitors’ programme TBA

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