Topics for IFLAcamp

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Following the barcamp concept, every participant of IFLAcamp will be encouraged to propose topics on the spot and to actively contribute to the sessions. Creating the schedule will happen in the morning of each day together with all participants.

Topics from the Call for Videos:

  • Using Social Medias in libraries
    • Pussadee  Nonthacumjane, Lecturer, Division of Library Science, Department of Humanities, Faculty of Humanities, Chiang Mai University

You are also welcome to already let us know about topics you would like to discuss at IFLAcamp:

During the registration process, we asked every participant to name topics of interest that should be discussed at IFLAcamp. Here is a list of areas indicated so far:

development of libraries

Semantic web, Linked open data

work with young patrons, library projects connected with IT

I am looking forward to learn more about nowadays tendencies in the library world, in what way should the libraries be changed to be “up to date” for the modern patrons. I am also interested in new ways of work with young people, use of ICT and games in the library.

As our university was founded only in 2009 and we are building up the library since then,topics that have to do with library building projects and library upbuilding in general are welcome. Beside that, as this is the first international unconference and conference I am attending, I am looking forward to the exchange with the international colleagues in general to strengthen my professional network…

quality of library events, community work, friends of the library

Music, Food, Movies… and a bit of libraries 🙂

How to work in projects and still maintain your sanity. Organizational models and powerstructures in libraries. Why information doesn’t make a difference. Library history and what we can (and should) learn from it.

communication, metadata management

Records and Archives Management

New professionals, Job search, Knowledge management, Future of cataloging

Multicultural work in libraries, New comers in the library, Library image in the society, International cooperation

share experiences

e-book devices, mobile libraries, libraries as learning spaces, augmented reality and the “merging” of the digital and the “real world” in general

records management

what kind of e-book platform is suitable for library circulation? is there any possibility to use citizen’s ID card instead of library card?

discovery services, new generation library management systems, metadata management, internal knowledge management

I am interested in the thoughts of New Professionals. Although I am not very young, I am quite “new” in the library field and I’m curious to hear new ideas.

Linked data, library systems, event organizing, improving customer participation etc.

Libraries relevant through efforts in creative adult programming and teaching patrons how to use new technologies such as downloadable e-books.

Libraries associations and memberships for improving my capacity

Open Access, Open Data, Free Libre Open Source Software (for Libraries, Researchers, etc.)

Library, librarian and information professional advocacy. Website management, usability, information architecture etc.

Mobile library, Social media, Digital in physical space

Public library

social networking in the library environment, marketing of library services

Sharing information within professionals & within a workplace, small libraries, libraries in higher education in the future, librarian education in different countries.

managing new professionals groups, NPSIG and IFLA

Professional development

I would like to speak about CPD23 programme, because we will organise similar programme in Latvia.

Conferences and other events for New Professionals

networking, self-service

literature projects in libraries, fiction, co-operation between libraries and schools, creative writing in libraries, reading groups, creating educational events (workshops, literature evenings etc.) in libraries, language cafes, Living library -method

children in libraries, relationships between librarian and user

Organizing of events (e.g. conferences)

Using Social Media in Libraries

Increasing requirements for Library professionals. The workload vs. pay etc. issues

librarians as supporters to scientists and research, repositories, publication databases


new professionals, new technologies

innovative digital services in libraries

New professionals engagement and organisations, Semantic Web and LOD application in libraries, Digital Libraries.

Adult Programming; E-books

NPSIG, Opening hours in libraries that extends the working hours of the librarian (self service libraries), The use of other professions in libraries

New professionals, Benefiting from other professions in the library, Ethics, Semantic web

New Professionals’ networks and joint projects

Open source in libraries

Patron Driven Acquisition, Usage of statistics for acquisition recisions, eresources, OA

Open Access, Preservation, Innovation, Trends, Networking

Innovation in libraries, Collaboration between new professionals

Young librarian groups, strategies for new professionals, innovation, marketing for libraries

How can a library participate in bringing the local community together, especially during tough economical times.

Services on the cloud, innovation at the library, still engaging users

New professionals as managers

Emerging Technologies and their benefit to rural & sustainable Libraries

library’s future

How others are finding opportunities to further their careers. What problems they have had in the job market considering the current economic climate

Integration of new LIS professionals to the workplace or environment, Problems encountered by new LIS professionals as they start their career, Development of new skills and knowledge for the new LIS professionals, Experiences and stories about being a new LIS professional, Network and friendship between us

Stories and sharing of experiences of new LIS professionals, Opportunities and choices in career as new LIS professionals, Network and friendship among new LIS professionals, Challenges and problems encountered of new LIS professionals

Closing of school libraries and elimination of the school library position. How do we reverse the trend?

Choosing, organazing and presenting fiction in public libraries, new forms of publishing, library services for children.

social media in libraries, educational services provided by libraries, library services for children and young people

RDA, FRBR, semantic web in connection with libraries; open-source ILS (Koha, Evergreen, VuFind, etc.)

EGovernment, Emerging Resources, Advocacy

One thought on “Topics

  1. The list of topics is amazing. I have a comment on “is there any possibility to use citizen’s ID card instead of library card?” >>> There is a system in the Netherlands’ libraries where an ID card (or something like this) replaces a library card. It was an open library, where I noticed this.

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