Conference Programme

Satellite Conference Programme

Day One – August 16th Wednesday

  • 13:00 – 13:30 Registration
  • 13:30 – 13:45 Welcome & Introductions

Adjoa K. Boateng │Head of Reference Services at the British Library, London, UK
Information Coordinator, Library Services to Multicultural Populations

  • 13:45 – 14:45 Keynote Speaker:

Anne Barckow│Head of Department of Intercultural Services, Languages and Education at Bücherhallen Hamburg, Hamburg

  •  Opening the library’s doors to refugees. Why it is worth having a look beyond one’s own nose!
  • Coffee/Tea Break
  • 15:00 – 15:30 First Speaker:

Anna Åkerberg │Developer libraries, Kultur Skåne

  • Welcome to Skåne: a holistic and health promoting integration platform including libraries
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Second Speaker:

Karen E. Fisher │Professor at the Information School, and Adjunct Professor in the Communication Department at the University of Washington

  • Library Caravans and Ideas Boxes at Za’atari Camp, Jordan
  • 16:00-16:45 Panel Discussion, Questions and Answers

Facilitated by Stephen Stratton│Librarian & Head of Collection Management and Technical Services, Broome Library CSU Channel Islands, United States


 Day Two – August 17th Thursday

  • 09:15 – 09:45 First Speaker:

Daniela Greeb│Director of the Institute for Relational Politics, São Paulo , Brazil

Vanessa Labigalini │Director of the Institute for Relational Politics, São Paulo , Brazil

  • Citizen action for refugees in Brazilian Libraries
  • 09:45-10:15 Second Speaker:

Paz Zavala │Coordinadora Programa Bibliotecas para Tu Acción Ciudadana Fundación Democracia y Desarrollo Santiago, Chile

  • Proyecto “Vecino Migrante” del Programa Bibliotecas para Tu Acción Ciudadana: Desarrollo deservicios para la inclusion de la comunidad migrante en la Biblioteca Pública de Recoleta, Chile.
  • Coffee/Tea Break
  • 10:30-11:00 Third Speaker:

Dr Benedicta Obodoruku, BSc, MA, PhD │Long Island University-Post Campus, Palmer School of Library and Information Science and Political Science Department

  • Multiculturalism of Tanzanian’s Refugees in the Information Society and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)from NY about Tanzania
  • 11:00-11:45 Panel Discussion, Questions and Answers

Facilitated by Stephen E. Stratton│ Librarian & Head of Collection Management and Technical Services, Broome Library CSU Channel Islands, United States

  • 12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 -14:15 Round table Discussions:
  • How do libraries and other cultural institutions support refugees
  • Facilitating the Journey from a refugee to a citizen
  • Best practices and knowledge sharing of inclusion, multicultural practices
  • Services provided by cultural institutions that have been successful
  • Library leadership in the area of service to immigrants
  • 14:15 -14:30 Summary and Conclusions from Discussions
  • 14:30 -15:30 Closing Keynote Speaker

Dr. Filiz Keser Aschenberger │Post-Doctoral Researcher, Danube University Krems – University for Continuing Education

  • Libraries as Intercultural Learning Spaces: Setting up an e-Learning Platform for Minor Refugees in Public Libraries
  • 15:30 – 16:00 Thank you and Section acknowledgements

Jack Hang-tat Leong│ Director, University of Toronto Libraries, Canada
Section Chair, Library Services to Multicultural Populations

  •  16:00 – 20:00 Offsite Social and Networking

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