This year’s Eurolis Seminar will be focused on The Role of Libraries’ Initiative & Impact on The Young Generation.
An online conference held over 3 weeks | Wednesdays 03, 10 and 17th Novembre 2021, from 4 to 6pm.
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The seminar will seek to explore the effect that library closures due to the pandemic had on children and how libraries have reacted. Through online presentations from European speakers, we will learn what creative strategies of connecting young audiences and other digital outreach programs European librarians have come up with and the impact on children’s learning and development.
Seminar Chair & UK speaker: Carol Stump, Chief at Kirklees Library Service & President of Libraries Connected
All sessions will be held on ZOOM. All sessions are in English. Time for questions sent via chat will be reserved at the end of each presentation.
PROGRAMME & SPANISH SPEAKER
SESSION 3 | Wednesday 17 November 2021 – Spanish speaker Anna Cabré
Cabré holds a diploma in Library and Information Studies and a BA in History and BA in Documentation. Cabré is currently the director of Innovation and Communication at Barcelona Libraries Consortium. Previously she was the director of the Nou Barris Library in Barcelona.
Cabré’s presentation title: Barcelona Libraries Consortium and COVID-19: the challenge of maintaining strong community ties with Children and young people.
Cabré’s presentation summary: The priority during the pandemic was people, and one of the biggest challenges was maintaining the link with the children and young people’s community. At first, libraries focused on the increase in online activities and services and more interlibrary cooperation among the region; Two and a half months later, the aim was directed to a progressive reopening of the libraries and resuming gradually our face-to-face services and activities.
An online conference held over 3 weeks
Wednesdays 14, 21 and 28 October 2020, from 4 to 6pm
The seminar will seek to explore the ways libraries can play a vital role in the times of crisis through online presentations from speakers in Europe and through highly interactive sessions involving the audience.
The breadth of the chosen topic is expected to cover the themes of health epidemic, environmental issues/catastrophe or socio-economic/wartime crisis involving the migration or subjugation of large numbers of people and the role a library or group of libraries has played in alleviating the situation.
Spanish Speaker | For What Kinds of Crises are Libraries Useful for? by Lluis Anglada, as part of the SESSION 2| Wednesday 21st Octobre | 4.00pm (GMT) REGISTER
We will examine the measures taken by Spanish libraries in the recent Covid-19 crisis and also those taken in the 2008 economic crisis. In these cases, but also in environmental catastrophes, libraries can help, but this is not their role.
What does crisis mean? There are different kinds of crises; these can be big or small, short-term or long-term and often they will not affect all people in the same way.
In confusing and troubling times, libraries have to re-examine why they were created; as spaces where the public could access information. Meanwhile, this necessity for libraries is disappearing given the accelerated change of society where information can be distributed rapidly across the globe.
Globalisation and sustainability are new challenges (or crises) that people have to cope with. Are these challenges related in some way to the function of a library?
In the talk, we will try to characterise what kind of crises libraries are facing and how libraries and librarians have to react in order to continue being useful and relevant.
Lluís Anglada, currently is Director of Open Science in the CSUC (Consortium of Services for the Universities of Catalonia); Previously, he was the director of the CBUC (Consortium of Catalan Academic Libraries) and director of the Catalonia Technical University Libraries. He has been a member of several professional boards at the national and international level (SPARC Europe, LIBER, OCLC’s Global Council) and also of publisher advisory councils (ProQuest, Wiley, Nature…) He has published about 40 articles and book chapters. Founder of the blogs BDig y Blok de Bid.
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