27th EBLIDA Annual Council Meeting & EBLIDA-NAPLE Conference
24-25 June 2019
On 25th of June in Dublin, Ireland the 27th joint Conference EBLIDA-NAPLE of the European Bureau of Library Information and Documentation Association (EBLIDA) and the National Authorities of Public Library in Europe (NAPLE) took place.
The main topic of the Conference "Libraries open for all" highlighted libraries as they adapt, ensuring access to knowledge & information in the midst of the current information landscape.
The venue of the EBLIDA-NAPLE Conference was the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland at No 6 Kildare Street.
- Libraries from media cases to public plazas: Legislation, Policy, and relevant UN SDG measures and indicators in Europe
(Background Paper to, and Conclusions of, the EBLIDA-NAPLE Annual Conference)
Keynote: ”Open Libraries” The library as a movement: tendencies, drivers and strategies in a changing environment
Marie Østergaard (Director of Dokk1, Denmark)
- Educational/social impact of libraries
Martin Berendse (Director, Amsterdam Public Library, Netherlands)
- Libraries Open For All
Deirdre Maloney (Assistant Principal Officer, Libraries Development and Community Policy, Department of Rural and Community Development, Ireland)
- Irish Libraries: Innovating for Inclusion
Cathal McCauley (University Librarian, Maynooth University, Ireland)
- Digital first with a user focus. A competence boost for public library staff
Elisabet Rundqvist (National Library of Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden)
EBLIDA Newsletter September 201912 September 2019: Why Sustainable Development Goals are important for libraries and libraries are important for the European 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. Read more >
AfLIA & EBLIDA - Memorandum of agreement27 August 2019: AfLIA (African Library and Information Associations and Institutions) and EBLIDA signed a Memorandum of Agreement on 26th of August 2019 at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress in Athens, Greece. Read more >
Interview with Ambassador Stefano Stefanile12 July 2019: Ambassador Stefano Stefanile is currently Deputy Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations in New York. Among his previous positions, he had served at the Italian Mission to the UN from 2009 to 2013. Read more >
EBLIDA Newsletter July/August 201911 July 2019: This double issue of the newsletter includes Reports of Working Group Sessions an interview with Ambassador Stefano Stefanile, EBLIDA Strategic Plan Survey Results, Photos of the Conference and more Read more >
EBLIDA Annual Report 2018-201901 July 2019: Now available: EBLIDA Annual Report 2018-2019. Read more >