Program

IFLA World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) 2019


IFLA Division V Satellite Meeting

Leadership Roles in International Librarianship: How Can Information Professionals from Africa, Asia and Oceania, and Latin America and the Caribbean Be Part of It?

 20–22 August 2019

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Center, Multipurpose Hall

Alexandria, Egypt 

 

PROGRAM

      Tuesday, 20 August 2019

                                                                  Sessions

Timing

Registration

8:30–9:00 am

Inaugural Session

 Moderator: Marwa El Sahn, Director of the Centre of Francophone Activities

 - Welcome Speeches

  • Mostafa El Feki, Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina - Egypt
  • Sueli Mara Soares Pinto Ferreira, IFLA Division V Chair - Brazil
  • 1st Keynote Speaker: A Strong National Association as a Prerequisite for an International Leadership Role 

            Hans-Ulrich Locher, Executive Director of Bibliosuisse, Switzerland

 Group Photo

9:00–10:00 am

Moderator: Amany Megahed, Egyptian Library Association (ELA) President 

 1st  Session:  Taking Care of the Information Profession: Advocacy

  • Strengthening Capacity of the Zimbabwe Library Association through Sustainable Partnerships – Convergence and Inclusivity: Synergies for Professional Development Hosea Tokwe, Zimbabwe 
  • Uncrossing Wires: Advocacy to Overcome Misperceptions of Libraries and the Ambiguity of ‘Information’
    Winston Roberts, New Zealand   
     
  • Advocacy: Building Skills and Competencies in Brazil
    Adriana Ferrari, Maria Imaculada da Conceição and Anderson Santana, Brazil
     

  • Global Trend in Entrepreneurial Librarianship: A Review of Publications and Best Practices
    Maitrayee Ghosh, India    

10:00–11:30 am

Coffee Break

11:30 am – 12:00 noon

Moderator:  Shawky M.A. Salem, Professor at Alexandria University - Egypt  

2nd Session: Taking Care of the Information Profession: Leadership  

  • Leadership of Library and Information Institutions Today: Backgrounds and Key Models: The National Library of Tunisia as a Model 
    Soumaya Yahiaoui, Tunisia   
  • Transforming Libraries in a Sharing Economy: “Ubuntu” as a Professional Leadership Concept from/for Africa, Asia and Oceania, Latin America and the Caribbean
    José Rodolfo Hernández-Carrión
    and Clara M. Chu, Spain and USA  
  • Librarians’ Leadership Promoting Reading, Libraries and Publishing in Peru: a Joint Experience of Libraries and Librarians, Publishers, Authorities and other Stakeholders
    Ana Maria Talavera, Peru
  • Library and Information Science Open Access Journals in Arab Countries
    Amal Khallaf, Egypt

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

BA Library Tour

1:30–2:30 pm

Lunch Break (by invitation)

2:30–3:30 pm

Moderator: Khaled El Halabi, Arab Federation for Libraries and Information (AFLIA) President

2nd Keynote Speaker: Building Strong LIS Education: The Leadership Roles of Professional Associations, Higher Education and the Professional Community in Africa, Asia and Oceania, and Latin America and the Caribbean

Clara M. Chu, Director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, and Mortenson Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign - USA

3:30–4:00 pm

Moderator: Hesham Azmi, National Library and Archives - Egypt Director

3rd Session: Taking Care of the Information Profession: LIS Education in Developing Countries

  • Role of Library Associations’ and LIS Curriculum in Uplifting the Competencies of Librarians
    Daw Ah Win, MyatSann Nyein, Amarjeet Gill - Singapore and Myannar
  • LIS Education in India: Is it Fostering Leadership?
    Neelam Thapa, India
  • Core Curriculum in LIS Latin American Schools
    Filiberto Felipe Martinez Arellano and Juan Miguel Palma Peña, Mexico
  • Practice of Staff and Students Exchange Programs in Africa: Perspectives of Library and Information Science Faculty from Nigeria
    Tella Adeyinka and Abdulmumin Isah, Nigeria

4:00–5:30 pm

Dinner at Fish Market Restaurant (by invitation)

6:30–8:00 pm

                       Wednesday, 21 August 2019
Sessions Timing

Moderator: Amgad Elgohary, Head of Library Sector, Bibliotheca Alexandrina – Egypt 

4th Session: Taking Care of the Information Profession: Internationalisatio

  • The Geographical Distribution of the Information Professionals at the IFLA Annual Congresses with an Emphasis on the IFLA Division V Regions
    Claudiane Weber and Sueli Mara Soares Pinto Ferreira, Brazil
  • How is the Geographic distribution of the IFLA Sections Standing Committees Members?
    Geni Toffoli and Sueli Mara Soares Pinto Ferreira, Brazil
  • The Global Voice Represented at the IFLA Governing Board: a Study of the Last 20 Yea     
    Camila Gamba and Sueli Mara Soares Pinto Ferreira, Brazil
9:00–10:15 am

Moderator: Sueli Mara Soares Pinto Ferreira - Brazil

5th Session: Having Our Voice Heard at IFLA: Strategies to Increase the Number of the Members from our region at IFLA Decision Making Positions - Division V Section Presentation of Online Survey

  • Results from Africa
    Nthabiseng Kotsokoane, IFLA Africa Section Secretary, South Africa
  • Results from Asia and Oceania
    Yang Tao, IFLA Asia and Oceania Section Secretary, China
  • Results from Latin American and the Caribbean
    Ana Maria Talavera, IFLA Latin America and the Caribbean Section Chair, Peru
10:15–11:15 am
Coffee Break 11:15–11:45 am

Workshop Having our Voices Heard in IFLA: A World Café Dialogue

Moderator: Clara M. Chu, Director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs, and Mortenson Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - USA

Topics
  1. Knowledge and Skills for International Library Association/Organization Leadership: What knowledge or skills do we need to participate actively in IFLA and other international associations? How do we address them?
  2. Financial Issues: What are the financial challenges in participating in IFLA leadership positions and what are the strategies to address them?
  3. Alternative Forms of IFLA Programing: Other than WLIC, satellite and regional meetings, what are other forms of equitably accessible IFLA programs? Ex: Format, Content, etc. How can we offer/implement them?
  4. Becoming an IFLA Leader (from unit to GB level): What knowledge or skills are needed to prepare for higher level leadership positions in IFLA? How do we communicate or provide the information and/or training?
  5. Representation and Inclusion: What are the issues regarding representation and inclusion of Division V regions in the programs, policies and standards of IFLA? What are the solutions to these concerns of representation and inclusion?

 
Hour 1: Focus on “What are the Issues?”

  1. Introduction of format
  2. First round of discussions
  3. Facilitator and notetaker stay at their table, all others move to any other table
  4. All new participants at each table listen to a quick summary of the discussion
    presented by the facilitator
  5. Second round of discussions

 
Facilitators and notetakers:
Ana Maria Talavera – Peru; Jayshree Mamtora – Australia; José Rodolfo Hernández-Carrión –Spain; Lara Elmelinda – Trinidad; Lindy Nhlapo - South Africa; Locher Hans Ulrich – Switzerland; Marwa El Sahn – Egypt; Nabil Reda – Egypt; Nthabiseng Kotsokoane – South Africa and Tao Yang – China.
Plenary Presentation and Discussion

11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Lunch Break (by invitation)

1:15– 2:30 pm

Hour 2: Focus on “What are the Solutions?”

  1. Introduction of format
  2. First round of discussion
  3. Facilitator and notetaker stay at their table, all others move to any other table
  4. All new participants at each table listen to a quick summary of the discussion presented by the facilitator
  5. Second round of discussion

 
Facilitators and notetakers:


Ana Maria Talavera – Peru; Jayshree Mamtora –Australia; José Rodolfo Hernández-Carrión – Spain; Lara Elmelinda – Trinidad; Lindy Nhlapo - South Africa; Locher Hans Ulrich – Switzerland; Marwa El Sahn – Egypt; Nabil Reda – Egypt; Nthabiseng Kotsokoane – South Africa and Tao Yang – China.

Plenary Presentation and Discussion

2:30–4:00 pm

Coffee Break

4:00–4:30 pm

Final discussion of the Division V Satellite Report
 

Clara M. Chu and Sueli Mara Soares Pinto Ferreira

4:30–5:00 pm

The Division V Declaration at Bibliotheca Alexandrina 2019

 Sueli Mara Soares Pinto FerreiraShawky M. A. Salem and Winston Roberts

5:00–5:30 pm

Closing Session

5:30–6:00 pm

Thursday, 22 August 2019
Sessions
Timing
Departure from Alexandria Hotels to Cairo 7:30 am
Arrival to Cairo: Visit to the Pyramids 10:30 am
Lunch (Restaurant TBA)

12:30 pm

Visit to the Museum of Islamic Art

2:00 pm

Visit to the National Library of Egypt

4:00 pm

Khan El Khalili

6:00 pm

Tour of Al Moaz Street and Khan El Khalily Souk

8:00 pm

Drop Off at Meridien Hotel

11:00 pm

Drop Off at Cairo International Airport 12:00 midnight

 

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for those of you who will not be able to attend the event you can follow the 1st day of the meeting live via the following link : http://webcast.bibalex.org/