Programme and Presentations

Tuesday 7, August

20.00 Welcome party
(Klaipėda County Ieva Simonaitytė Public Library)

Wednesday 8, August

Conference venue: Klaipėda, Klaipėda County Ieva Simonaitytė Public Library
(Herkaus Manto str. 25)

9.30 – 10.00 Registration

10.00 – 10.30 Opening the Satellite Conference

10.30 – 12.30 Networked libraries – what do they look like?

Keynote Speaker. Renaldas Gudauskas: National information policy, information infrastructure and public libraries

Ruth Ornholt: Networking for the future

Jan Richards: Overcoming the tyranny of distance

Tiina Heinänen: Active Lappish library co-operation in Finland

Jana Skurikhina: Network cooperation of the Russian Public libraries

Kristine Deksne: Latvian Libraries Portal: connecting professionals and users

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch

13.30 – 16.30 The Library as a ‘creative lab’ providing opportunities for users to discover, explore and connect

Keynote Speaker. Laima Pačebutienė: A value for Creative partnership

Marta Dziluma: Towards an integrated system for validation of non-formal and informal learning

Elina Harju: How to wake up curiosity? – Pedagogical co-operation in the libraries

Laima Lapinienė: The Challenger: Library’s Computer Game Encourages Children to Go Back to School

Etienne Lamairesse : The Road to Global  Access of Knowledge

15.10 – 15.30 Coffee Break

Daiva Kiminaitė: Public Library – a new Community training centre: objectives, challenges, outcomes

Stanislavas Zablockis: Project „Libraries for Innovation“: Goal, Activities and Impact

Eugenija Koveckienė:
We shape our library and then our library shape us

Best practice. Library visits:
16.30 – 17.15 Klaipėda County Ieva Simonaitytė Public Library
17.15 – 19.00 Public Library of Klaipėda Municipality

19.30 Conference Dinner (Old Port Hotel, Žvejų str. 20)


Thursday 9, August

9.00 – 11.00  Looking ahead – new challenges and opportunities for networking

Jean Fairbairn: Partnerships to power innovative public libraries

David Jonsson: Cooperation on a large and small scale – Swedish Library Staff Collaborate for Enhanced Skills

Lotte Nielsen, Jannik Mulvad: Library innovation in Network

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 – 12.40 Collaboration and partnership between public libraries and their communities

Edita Urbonavičienė: Kaunas County Public Library: the Strategies of Networking and practical Solutions

Pirkko Lindberg: Partnership in Finnish public libraries

Angelė Mikelinskaitė: Cultural Heritage – for the Needs of Society: Experience of Panevėžys County Library

Laima Dumšienė: Local and international partnership network for reader’s community

12.40 – 13.00 Conclusion

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00  – 21.00  Sightseeing tour

The satellite conference is an excellent opportunity not only to hear interesting speakers, to share experiences, to visit creative and innovative libraries but also to see an exclusive parts of  West Lithuania.