Conference Presentations

 

MetLib 2016 Qatar

Doha - Qatar
23 - 28 April, 2016

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Pearls in the desert: unleashing potential

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First Session: Innovation in Library Services

Chair: Corrado Di Tillio

Presentations:

  1. The Utrecht Library in Transition / Ton van Vlimmeren, Director, Utrecht Public Library, The Netherlands
  2. Digital Spaces Coordination: a hub for innovation / Etienne Mackiewicz, Deputy Director, Events and Communications, Lyon Public Library, France
  3. Unleashing the Potential of Public Libraries by Preparing for the Future / Kimber Fender, Director, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, USA
  4. Rotterdam Public Library: public display of the largest collection of books on the humanist Erasmus / Dr. Theo C.M. Kemperman, Director and Chairman of the Board, Rotterdam Public Library, The Netherlands

 

Second Session: Community Learning

Chair: Jooza Al Marri

Presentations:

  1. Islamic Finance: an emerging subject of interest to public librarians / Bahnaz Al-Quradaghi, Senior Researcher, Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Qatar
  2. The Practice of Chinese Contemporary “Library+” and the All-round Development of Readers and Librarians / Wang Shiwei, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, China
  3. Managing Knowledge and Creative Potential of Users / Davorka Bastić, Ismena Meić and Alemka Belan-Simić, Zagreb City Libraries, Croatia

 

Third Session: Developing the Future through Children and Teen Services

Chair: Allan Groen

Presentations:

  1. Library Programs and Services for Arabic-speaking Children and Families: considerations for planning and delivery / Carol Mitchell, Head of Children’s Services, Qatar National Library
  2. From Digital Voices to Digital Literacy: developing student potential / Virgilio G. Medina, Jr, SEK International School, Qatar and Professor Ross J. Todd, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University
  3. Rotterdam Public Library: successfully providing a setting for young adults from 13 to 23 years old / Dr. Theo C.M. Kemperman, Director and Chairman of the Board, and Ms. Annerie Brenninkmeijer MBA, Unit Manager Library Branches, Rotterdam Public Library, The Netherlands

 

Fourth Session: Partnerships

Chair: Samia Al-Shiba

Presentations:

  1. Rotterdam Public Library: redefining its presence in the city / Annerie Brenninkmeijer MBA, Unit Manager Library Branches, Rotterdam Public Library, The Netherlands
  2. Academic and Public Libraries: synergies that build and strengthen relationships / Julia Gelfand, Irvine Valley College, University of California, USA
  3. SILS Consortium / Jeff Barber, Library Director and CEO, Regina Public Library, Canada

 

Fifth Session: Staff Development

Chair: Dr. Nouf Khashman

Presentations:

  1. The Library and Information Association in Qatar: roles, challenges and future aspirations / Abeer Al Kuwari and Samia Al Shiba, Library and Information Association in Qatar
  2. The Hamster Business Plan / Tomas Rehak, Managing Director, Municipal Library of Prague, The Czech Republic
  3. The Girl with the Pearl: the amazing professional / Dr. Marian Koren, The National Library of the Netherlands
  4. Bring them in and Keep them / Katia Medawar, Qatar National Library