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[InetBib] New Skills and Competences for Libraries - Einladung zum Bibliotheca Baltica Symposium in Riga, 20-21.10.2016

Liebe Kolleginnen und Kollegen!

Auf Bitten von Bibliotheca Baltica leite ich die folgende Einladung an Sie 

Neben einem interessanten Programm bietet das Symposium auch die Gelegenheit, 
den spektakulären Neubau der Lettischen Nationalbibliothek kennenzulernen.

Das Symposium steht allen Interessierten offen, unabhängig von einer 
Mitgliedschaft in Bibliotheca Baltica

Näheres siehe unten – die Anmeldung ist über die Bibliotheca Baltica Webseite 
möglich: http://baltica.lnb.lv

Mit herzlichen Grüßen von der Ostsee

Robert Zepf
Universitätsbibliothek Rostock


The Bibliotheca Baltica Association is an international organization
that unites major libraries from the Baltic Sea region and libraries that
focus their activities, holdings and special collections on the Baltic Sea

From 20 to 21 October 2016 Bibliotheca Baltica will hold its 13th
international symposium in Riga. We hope that you will join us there!

For further information please consult the Bibliotheca Baltica webpage

Rising to Future Challenges – *

*New Skills and Competences for Libraries*
*13th International Bibliotheca Baltica Symposium*
*Riga, Latvia, 20 – 21 October 2016*

What are the new challenges and competences libraries and librarians are
encountering today and tomorrow? How do you make your library even more
relevant in your community?

Bibliotheca Baltica symposium gives you a possibility to meet colleagues
from Baltic Sea Area and to share experiences about renewing your library
and refreshing your library’s competences. At the symposium there are
librarians from academic libraries, national libraries and public
libraries. They all have the same interest to make difference in their

Public libraries are more and more public places having new customer
groups like immigrants. Academic libraries integrate more deeply to the
research and publishing processes. What are the new skills and competences
libraries and librarians need then facing these challenges?


*Day 1 – Thursday, 20 October 2016*

9.00 – Registration opens
10.00 – 11.00 – Guided Library Tour
11.00 – 12.30 – *Bibliotheca Baltica General Assembly *(for members only)
12.30 – 13.30 – Lunch (Conference Centre A+B)

13.30 – 13.45 – *Opening* (Conference Centre C+D)
13.45 – 14.30 – *Keynote Session 1*

Hybrid Communication: Challenges of Format - impact of format  on the
content, Dr. phil. Jurģis Šķilters, Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences,
Director of the Center for Cognitive Sciences and Semantics, University of


14.30 – 15.00 – Coffee Break
15.00 – 16.15 – *Paper Session 1 - University Libraries and Data*
15.00 - 15.30 From Librarian to Datarian - How to combine technical expertise, 
librarian skills and build a competence network, Project Manager
Matias Frosterus, National Library of Finlan
15.30 - 16.00 New Library Skills - The International Master in Digital
Library Learning, Sirje Virkus, Professor, School of Digital
Technologies,Tallinn University


16.00 – 16.15 – Short Break
16.15 – 17.30 – *Paper Session 2 - New Roles for University Libraries*
16.15 - 16.30 Research Support Services @ Helsinki University Library
– new skills and challenges for academic librarians, Susanna Nykyri,
Helsinki University Library
16.30 - 17.00 Libraries and Research Data - Torun University’s Open Access
Data Project, Anna Karolina Zawada, Torun University, Poland
17.00 - 17.30 *Open Access : Importance, Challenge, Competences for
*Dr. Iveta Gudakovska*, Director, *Gita Rozenberga* Chief Librarian,
Library of the University of Latvia


18.00 – Dinner (Observation Platform, Level 11 and 12)

*Day 2 – Friday, 21 October 2016*
9.00 – 9.45 – *Keynote Session 2*
Baltic sea region libraries: leadership in digital competences, solutions,
entrepreneurship. Renaldas Gudauskas, Director General of the National
Library of Lithuania, Bibliotheca Baltica Board Chair


9.45 – 10.00 – Coffee Break
10.00 – 11.30 – *Paper Session 3*
10.00 - 10.30 Libraries' advocacy: challenges and opportunities. Giedrė
Čistovienė, The Head of Project Management Department at Martynas
Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania
10.30 - 11.00 Digital Humanities. Thomas Stäcker, Deputy Director of
Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel, Germany
11.00 - 11.30 Strasbourg National University Library (BNU) on new public
services at the freshly restored library. Lecturer Frederick Blin (ex-IFLA
Board member).


11.30 – 12.30 – Lunch (Conference Centre A+B)

12.45 – 13.45 – *Paper Session 4 - Public Libraries - More than Books and

12.45 - 13.15 Public library as a multicultural player – work with
immigrants and young adults, Jani Nieminen, Espoo City Library, Finland
13.15 - 13.30  DOKK1 - a transformation of space and competencies,
Marie Oestergaard, Head of Community Engagement, Aarhus Public Library

14.00 – 14.15 – Coffee break

14.15 – 15.15 –  *Paper Session 5 - New Ways for Learning*
14.15-14.45 *‘Distance Learning: Opportunities and Reality’*
*Janis Kositis*, Training Coordinator, National Library of Latvia
14.45-15.15 Non Formal education in libraries. Eugenijus Stratilatovas,
Director of Strategic Development Department at Martynas Mazvydas National
Library of Lithuania, Project Manager for Libraries for Innovation 2

15.15 – 15.30 – *Wrapping up*

15.30 – Farewell Reception (Level -1)

*Day 3 – Saturday, 22 October 2016*

Cultural Event

Time: 10.00 – 13.00*

Place: Riga Art Nouveau District and newly renovated building of the
Latvian National Art Museum

Optional – Fee: € 10

*time  subject to change

On behalf of the Bibliotheca Baltica Board:

Dr. Juergen Warmbrunn
Leiter der Forschungsbibliothek
Stellv. Institutsdirektor

Herder-Institut fuer historische
Ostmitteleuropaforschung -
Institut der Leibniz-Gemeinschaft
Gisonenweg 5-7
35037 Marburg

Tel:   +49 6421 184-150
Mobil:   +49 172 8357875
Fax:   +49 6421 184-139

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