27th EBLIDA Annual Council Meeting & EBLIDA-NAPLE Conference
Theme: Libraries open for all
|24 June - 25 June 2019|
The Conference seeks to highlight "Libraries open for all" as they adapt, ensuring access to knowledge & information in the midst of the current information landscape.
In every kind of library there is a demand for support with new information and communications technology, whatever the age. Our patrons today need basic computer and internet training to survive in this evermore digital world, and support which is provided free of charge for everyone.
Library services must facilitate digital inclusion and participation by all. Do we need big digital learning centres and innovation spaces in every library? What should be a minimum offer for equipment? How can we develop support services in the smallest and most rural libraries? Who can help to realise investments in ICT? EBLIDA wants to help to find answers to these challenges. Let’s look forward to getting answers to these issues in Dublin, as well as listening to positive experiences from other European countries!
A famous quote by Andrew Carnegie (1835–1919), who helped to build libraries over 60 public in Ireland from the 1850s on, was:
„There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.“ Open for all, free to all.
The venue for all the EBLIDA and NAPLE Conference will be in the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland at No 6 Kildare Street.
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