Fit for purpose: Skills for tomorrow’s information professionals
Join us for a day of talks and debates and learn how to meet future challenges of the information profession head-on.
Information professionals from six different countries will draw from their experience in research and practice to help you tackle future challenges: Open and Big Data, inclusion, ethical issues and many more questions concerning future day-to-day work in the library and information sector.
Have a look at the programme and click on the speakers’ names to learn more about their professional background and the topics they will be talking about.
Programme – 17 November 2017
09:30 – 10:00 Registration – Tea and coffee
10:00 – 10:10 Introductions
Welcome: Ignacio Pérez Peyró, Director of Instituto Cervantes of London
Introduction: John Lake, Vice Chair of CILIP ILIG
10:10 – 10:50 “A Future-Ready Information Profession”
Nick Poole, Chair of the Conference (UK), Chief Executive of CILIP, the UK’s Library and Information Association
10:50 – 11:30 “Future Skills of Librarians – I Am A Networker, A Knowledge Mover, A Source of Inspiration, an Information Specialist”
Silke Hoffmann (Germany), Acting Director of Reutlingen public library in South Germany
Short tea & coffee break
11:45 – 12:25 “New Skills for Information Professionals in Knowledge-Intensive Organizations: Open and Big Data”
Alexandre López-Borrull (Spain) Ι Director of the BSc in Information Science at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Open University of Catalonia).
12:25 – 13:05 “New skills of the librarians in the digital era”
Maria Stella Rasetti (Italy) Ι Director of Public Library Systems in Pistoia (Tuscany) and is Principal Co-coordinator of a local network.
14:00 – 14:40 “Bridges for Reading”
Ana Luisa Costa (Portugal) Ι Assistant Professor at Higher Education College of Setúbal and researcher at the University of Lisbon Linguistics Centre.
14:45 – 15:00 “Diversity and Ethics: to foster dialogue about inclusion and ethics in libraries”
Gloria Pérez-Salmerón, President of the Spanish Federation of Societies of Archivist, Librarians, Documentalists and Museology (FESABID) and the elected President of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA). (Presentation via Skype – TBC)
Tea and coffee break
15:15 – 15:55 Ι “Information, education, culture: libraries for empowerment, libraries for dignity”
Eléna da Rui (France) Ι Manager of Creteil’s four public libraries under Grand Paris Sud Est Avenir [Grand Paris South East Future].
16:00 – 16:30 Concluding Panel Discussion