Tuesday 18 June 2013 at 10 am
Community development by nature requires interaction and engagement with the communities, either individual members or groups of people; it also brings changes and improvements not only into communities, but also into public libraries. So it is rather about re-imagination library work and collaborative innovations.
The topic of community development is also relevant to both industrialized and developing countries.
The main focus of this session is contribution of public libraries’ to the development of communities. We invite you to think about and discuss online:
What is the right focus for public library in the community?
What are main reasons behind the drive of some communities to protect their libraries at the risk of closure, while others stay inactive; or why today some communities fight for opening a new library, where there was none before?
Why contribution and role of public libraries to the community well-being is often unrecognized or even questioned by authorities and some members of the society?
What factors and conditions allow libraries to achieve the recognition for its roles in betterment of community?
Please share your thoughts and ideas, tell your real stories of success or mistakes, ask questions and propose issues to be discussed at the conference in Aarhus.
Organizers: 4-5 grantees and EIFL PLIP awards winners, coordinated by Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL PLIP manager.
Ramune Petuchovaite started to work for EIFL Public Libraries Innovation Program in October 2012. Before this, for six years she has worked at the Ministry of Culture of Republic of Lithuania, that is responsible for library policy and administration on national level; and for 15 years she has lectured on library management subjects at LIS Programs of Vilnius University, Lithuania
Location: Concert Hall, Aarhus
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