Category Archives: Seminars

Eurolis Seminar 2017

Fit for purpose: Skills for tomorrow’s information professionals

Eurolis Seminar 2017 - Fit for Purpose

Join us for a day of talks and debates and learn how to meet future challenges of the information profession head-on.  

On Friday, 17 November 2017, renowned 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.

Registration open: Buy tickets here!


Speakers and topics

Seminar flyer


09:30 – 10:00  Registration – Tea a­­nd coffee

10:00 – 10:15 Introductions

Welcome: Ignacio Peyró, Director of Instituto Cervantes of London
Welcome: Catarina Ferreira, President of EUNIC London
Introduction: John Lake, Vice Chair of CILIP ILIG

10:15 – 10:55 Nick Poole, Chair of the Conference, Chief Executive Officer of CILIP
“A Future-Ready Information Profession”

10:55 – 11:35 Silke Hoffmann, Acting Director of Reutlingen public library in South Germany
“Future Skills of Librarians – I Am A Networker, A Knowledge Mover, A Source of Inspiration, an Information Specialist”

Short tea & coffee break

11:35 – 12:15 Alexandre López-Borrull, Director of the BSc in Information Science (UOC)
“New Skills for Information Professionals in Knowledge-Intensive Organizations: Open and Big Data”

12:15 – 12:55 Maria Stella Rasetti, Director of Public Library Systems in Pistoia (Tuscany) and Principal Co-coordinator of a local network.
“Soft Skills: New Digital Challenges For Librarians In The Digital Age”

Lunch break

14:00 – 14:40 Ana Luisa Costa, Linguistic Researcher at the University of Lisbon
“Bridges for Reading”

14:45 – 15:00 Antonia Arahova, Responsible of International Relations National Library of Greece, Chair Division of IFLA’s Governing Board
“IFLA Division IV: Support Of The Profession. Managing Change in Education”

Tea and coffee break

15:15 – 15:55 Eléna da Rui, Manager of Creteil’s four public libraries, Paris
“Keeping imagination and creativity alive: our superiority to learning machines”

16:00 – 16:30 Concluding Panel Discussion with all speakers


Follow us on Twitter and Facebook and share this event with your friends and colleagues!


Leave a comment

Filed under Seminars

SEMINAR 2016 ‘Libraries and human rights – caring for the whole community’

Copyright: Loredana La Rocca

Copyright: Goethe-Institut/Loredana La Rocca

LIBRARIES AND HUMAN RIGHTS – caring for the whole community

EUROLIS invites you to a one-day seminar focusing on the role of libraries in the fight for human rights. Libraries have always been about enabling access to information, but how do we guarantee that everyone can benefit? We have invited leading experts from UK, Spain, Italy, France, Portugal and Germany to present current projects and share their experiences and ideas with the audience.

The event is organised by EUROLIS (the consortium of librarians from European cultural institutes in London) and the International Library and Information Group (ILIG) of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP).

The seminar will be chaired by Martyn Wade, Chair of the CILIP Board and Chair of FAIFE (Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression Advisory Committee) Committee of IFLA (International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions).

Click here to see photos and biographies of our speakers as well as abstracts of what they want to talk about!

Click here for a timetable of all talks.

Follow us on Twitter and Facebook and share the event with your friends and colleagues!


Fri 25 Nov | 9:30am – 4:30pm| £60 (£50 conc.; £25 extra conc. for library science students) including lunch | At the Goethe-Institut London | Tickets are available on Eventbrite


Leave a comment

Filed under Seminars

New trends in European Children’s Libraries: telling the tale – Seminar in London

21 November 2011

At a time when libraries’ educative mission is endangered and children’s literacy is declining, European experts present ideas and innovations for children’s libraries.

 This one day seminar is organised by Eurolis (, the consortium of librarians of European Cultural Institutes in London and CILIP. The speakers will come from library services in the following European countries – UK, Germany, France, Portugal and Spain.


Find out

  • How to innovate in your children’s library on a low budget
  • Which partners you can work with
  • About the crucial trends regarding children’s literature, reading and literacy in the UK and Europe
  • Best practice of what works and what doesn’t.

Programme: Download the full programme + Speakers’ CVs and abstracts

Papers: Download speakers’ Powerpoint presentations:

Children’s Libraries – Inspiring Readers, Connecting Communities, Annie Everall, Consultant and Trainer, United Kingdom

Story-telling Multimedia- Multimedia in the International Youth Library, Munich, Jutta Reusch, Head of the Department of “Library services”, International Youth Library, Munich, Germany.

La Petite Bibliotheque Ronde, Caroline Simon, La Petite Bibliothèque Ronde, France

Eurotoolbox, John Lake, Eurolis

Learning to read before you walk: Portuguese libraries for babies and toddlers, Ana Margarida Ramos, University of Aveiro, Portugal.

New roles in new reading contexts, Elisa Yuste Turero, Fundacion German Sanchez Ruiperez, Salamanca, Spain.

Venue: Institut Français du Royaume-Uni, 17 Queensberry Place – London SW7 2DT

Date: Monday, November 21st, 9.15 am – 4.30 pm

Fee: £60 (concessions* £40) including lunch and drinks


Further Tel.: +44 (0)20 7073 1374.

* Concessions for students, unemployed, retired and groups comprising more than five people.

Download the Minutes of the Seminar

Leave a comment

Filed under Activities, Seminars