This year, we have a new exciting format for sharing knowledge with Congress delegates. On Wednesday 29 August, we will dedicate one session room for delegates to share innovative projects of international relevance with other delegates.

Whether it is a project with a marginalised group, tips to pass on about building the membership of your association, an idea to solve a problem in a particular library, or a passion someone wants to share, it can all be part of the Lightning Talks. The more variety, the more interesting it becomes!

There are several formats for these short sessions: think Ignite TalksTED Talks or Pecha Kucha type sessions. We don’t want to limit the speakers at our Congress to any of these formats, although they are welcome to use them, the only restriction that we have is that after 5 minutes, they hand over the microphone!

The following Lightning Talks were selected out of 63 applications and will be presented on Wednesday 29 August. Please note that this list is ordered by country, the final order and times of presentations will be announced soon.

List of selected Lightning Talks:

Title

Speaker(s)

Country

My INELI Toolkit: Knowledge and Skills from the INELI Program That I Use in My Workplace

Atlanta Meyer

Australia

Children Mobilizations in Bangladesh: Objective, Interventions, Method and Challenges

Razina Akhter

Bangladesh

Future of the EU: Opportunities for Europe’s Libraries

Ilona Kish

Belgium

PD with a Passport: A Glimpse into Volunteering Internationally

Cate Carlyle

Canada

User Delight: Advancing Library User Experience to the Next Level

Yue Wu Yuanjun Zhang

China

Odense Libraries presents Bookeaters Magazine: Connecting Libraries, Bookbloggers, Readers and Publishers

Kent Skov Andreasen

Denmark

Libraries: Use Design Thinking to Ignite Co-Creation and Creativity!

Sidsel Bech-Petersen

Denmark

User & Users in Libraries – Deal with Diversity of Libraries Patrons: The example of the Cnam

Charlène Perrin

France

Agile Working – in Libraries!

Cornelia Vonhof

Germany

How to Attract the Politician’s Interest in Libraries in Only Two Days: 1st Federal Congress on Library Policy in Berlin, 1-2 March 2018

Barbara Schleihagen

Germany

Lislearning.in: A Portal to Transform Library Science Education and Professionals in India

P.M. Naushad Ali

India

The 5Cs for Managing Public Libraries Efficiently

B. Shadrach

India

Innovative Practices of JX Miller Memorial Library in Transforming the Students Community

S. Sangaranachiar

India

Private Funding for Public Libraries

Basheerhamad Shadrach

India

Iraqi Libraries After ISIS

Hussein Adil Hasan

Iraq

Sleep is Good for All of Us: Student-Led Innovation, the Introduction of Energy Pods and a Win-Win for All at Maynooth University Library, Ireland

Cathal McCauley

Ireland

Research Library Multi Galleries

Khasiah Zakaria

Malaysia

Internet Governance: What Is at Stake for Libraries?

Winston Roberts

New Zealand

IDP Workathon Mobile Services: A Possibility!

Adetoun Oyelude

Nigeria

First Impression – Last Impression

Ahmed Al Marzoqi

Qatar

Assembling the “Future Ready” Technical Services Team

Heng Kai Leong

Singapore

Book Donation for Reading Enhancement

Mapula Matsapola Mercy Mokgele

South Africa

Single Sign On to digital content

Josh Howlett

UK

Sound the Alarm: What the Library Community Needs to Know About Predatory Publishing

Sandy Avila &

Buenaventura Basco

USA

Bringing the Local Community into the Academic Digital Humanities

Christopher Allen Miller

USA

Correcting the Records: Improving Subject Access to the Indigenous Peoples of Oregon

Richard Sapon-White

USA

#checkyourfacts: Raising Awareness of Bias in Information

Robin Kear

USA

An International Survey of Born Digital Legal Deposit Policies and Practices

Frederick Zarndt

USA

Staff Development in a Developing Space

Mimi Calter

USA

Library Project in a Remote Rural School

Antony Chiwaka

Zimbabwe

 

For more information, please contact josche.ouwerkerk@ifla.org.