ALISE and IFLA 2012


What ALISE Members* are doing at IFLA 2012 –Helsinki, Finland


IFLA Annual Conference Website

August 9, 2012:

Session 1: Library and Information Professionals Democratising Access to Women’s Information:
10:15 am-12:00pm

Bridging the gender digital divide among women in Kilimanjaro region in Tanzania: the role of libraries-Neema Florence Mosha presented by: Jenny Bossaller (University of Missouri)

August 11, 2012:

SC-Education and Training: 9:45am-12:15pm Room: 102

SC-Library Theory and Research: 12:30-3:00pm Room: 216

Caucus: Canada: 5:30-6:30pm Room: 101c

Caucus: USA: 6:30-7:30pm Room: Session Room 5

August 12, 2012:

Sleepwalking into a control society? : 1:45-3:45pm Room: Session Room 1

ALA Most Banned Books in USA 2011-Barbara Jones (American Library Association)

Crisis? What Crisis? The use of statistics and data for Libraries at a turning point: 1:45-3:45pm Room: Session Room 2

     User-centered decision making: a new model for developing academic library services & systems-Lynn S. Connaway (OCLC)

August 13, 2012:

Information Literacy meets E-Learning:Let’s talk about interconnections and outcomes: 9:30am-12:45pm Room: Session Room 2

Information Literacy Interconnections using a Virtual Learning Environment- David V. Loertscher & Blanche Woolls (San Jose State University)

Generation Google Needs Us: New roles for visibility in the digital age for information & reference services: 11:45am-1:45pm Room: Session Room

If we build it, will they come? Understanding reference users in the age of texting- Lili Luo (San Jose State University)

Usability and accessibility-the mobile challenge: 1:45-3:45pm Room: Session Room 4

Evaluation of the functionality & accessibility of E-Readers for individuals with print disabilities: phase one- Laurie J. Bonnici (University of Alabama)

International & comparative librarianship: toward valid, relevant and authentic research and education: 1:45-6:00pm Room: Session Room 2

Commonwealth of uncertainiy: How British & American professional models of library practice have shaped LIS education in selected former British colonies & dominions- Mary Carroll (RMIT University), Abdullahi I. Musa (Emporia State University) & Waseem Afzal (Charles Sturt University)
Conclusion: lessons from International and Comparative Librarianship- Clara M. Chu (University of North Carolina-Greensboro)

Libraries across time and space: 4:00-6:00pm Room: Session Room 3

Libraries and reading in a Finnish Canadian Utopia: Sointula 1900-1950- Ann Curry (University of Alberta)

Libraries for Literacy: Linking generations, empowering communities: 4:00-6:00pm Room: Session Room 4

Educating Librarians for Literacy and Building Community- Wallace Koehler (Valdosta State University)

August 14, 2012:

The role of Libraries in data curation, access and Preservation: an international perspective: 9:30-11:30am Room: Session Room 1

Academic Librarians and Data Research services: Preparation and Attitudes- Carol Tenopir (University of Tennessee), Robert J. Sandusky (University of Illinois at Chicago), & Suzie Allard (University of Tennessee)

The influence of new developments of information technology on professional development in libraries: 4:00-6:00pm Room: Session Room 4

“23 Things” as transformative learning: promoting confidence, curiosity and communication via library staff professional development- Michael Stephens (San Jose State University)

August 15, 2012:

Libraries, Archives, Museums-exploring the changing landscape: 9:30-11:30am Room: Session Room 5

Indigenous Convergence- Loriene Roy (University of Texas at Austin)
Convergence of Libraries, archives, museums, and other institutions in LIS schools in research and curriculum offerings- Terry Weech (University of Illinois)

August 16, 2012:

The Surprising world of government libraries: trends and prospect of new user services: 8:30-10:30am Room: Session Room 4

Access to Digital case law in the United States: A historical perspective- Xiaohua Zhu (University of Tennessee-Knoxville)

The United States Federal Depository Library Program: been here since 1813 and determined to be here as long as the people need government information to participate fully as citizens- Kay Cassell (Rutgers University)

Building collaboration between LIS educators and practitioners in developing countries: transcending barriers, creating opportunities: 1:45-3:45pm Room: Session Room 6

Rising above the grain silo mentality through collaboration: creating opportunities between LIS educators and practitioners in developing countries- Ismail Abdullahi (North Carolina Central University)

Toward a Regional Consortium of LIS educators and practitioners in developing countries in partnership with American universities: barriers and opportunities in the East African community- Wallace Koehler (Valdosta State University)

Continuity in the face of digital disasters: Disaster planning and recovery for digital libraries: 1:45-3:45pm Room: Session Room 3

Safety in numbers: distributed digital preservation networks- Martin Halbert (University of North Texas) 

*If we left out any sessions that an ALISE member is participating in, please let us know so that we may update the schedule.  Any changes should be referred to Kathleen Combs, ALISE Executive Director at [email protected]


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