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EBLIDA Webinar Series

20 May 2020

EBLIDA is hosting a series of webinars focused on Sustainable Development Goals and Libraries, more particularly, why and how should Libraries implement SDGs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. EBLIDA-IFLA Webinar: "SDGs: EBLIDA and IFLA Approaches"

15 June 2020 from 11:00 to 12:15 (CET)

 

 

2. EBLIDA-Liber Webinar: "Citizen Science Supporting Sustainable Development Goals: The possible role of libraries"

23 June 2020 from 10:00 to 12:00 (CET)

 

 


The 1st Webinar of the Series:

EBLIDA-IFLA Webinar: "SDGs: EBLIDA and IFLA Approaches"

15 June 2020 from 11:00 to 12:15 (CET)

About the Webinar:

EBLIDA-IFLA Webinar

 

Background

The 2030 Agenda for sustainable development has had a successful implementation in European libraries. Never in the past has a UN or EU programme encompassing such complex social, economic and environmental issues so spontaneously and enthusiastically been received in libraries.


European libraries are setting up SDG-oriented policies, programmes and projects. But what is the official policy pursued by the two library organisations mainly involved in the SDG development at international level: EBLIDA and IFLA?
The aim of this Webinar is to build upon the plural debate surrounding sustainable development and libraries in order to find valid strategies designed to reinforce library involvement and make the most out of the political and financial opportunities offered to libraries at European level. This is particularly needed now that libraries have fully entered the post-Covid 19 phase.

EBLIDA has opened a Sustainable Development House with services, training and tools offered to the library community in Europe.

Its services include the delivery of the following reports:


EBLIDA is also offering consultancy work on "The European Structural and Investment Funds 2021-2027";

Check also the EBLIDA Matrix, with EU and Library Policies, ESIF opportunities and Eurostat Indicators.

Speakers:

Barbara Lison, IFLA President-elect (To serve as President 2021-2023)

Barbara Lison, IFLA President-elect

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ms Barbara Lison is President-Elect IFLA and Director of the Bremen Public Library in Bremen, Germany. In 1999, she was also appointed the CEO of the Public Enterprise Bremen Public Library.

Barbara has served as the President of Bibliothek Information Deutschland, the national umbrella organization of German library and information associations, and as President of the German Library Association, DBV. She has held many leadership positions in the European Bureau for Libraries, Archives and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA), including Vice-President.

Barbara has been very active in library policy and development. She has also been engaged in the activities of German national and European professional library organisations as well as IFLA. Currently, she is a member of the OCLC Board of Trustees. Barbara has been working for the Bertelsmann Foundation and the Goethe-Institut as an expert on library affairs.

Ton van Vlimmeren, EBLIDA President

Ton van Vlimmeren, EBLIDA President

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ton van Vlimmeren has been President, EBLIDA since 2018. He has been Director of the Public Library of Utrecht in the Netherlands since 2010 and also from 1995 till 2005.

He also acted as director for the city of Utrecht in different roles like Real Estate and Urban Planning, Districts and Civic Centers and Public Services. He was vice-president of the Dutch Library Association and member of the governmental steering committee for library innovation in the Netherlands.

He contributed in the International Libraries Network of the Bertelsmann Foundation, was a strategic advisor for the Global Libraries Program of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and contributed in the Ineli program as well as in the (European) Library 2020 program. He is one of the founders of Public Libraries 2030 in Brussels.


The 2nd Webinar of the Series:

EBLIDA-Liber Webinar: "Citizen Science Supporting Sustainable Development Goals: The possible role of libraries"

23 June 2020 from 10:00 to 12:00 (CET)

About the Webinar:

Organising parties: LIBER’s Citizen Science Working Group & EBLIDA

Description:

This session examines the role libraries could play in the future. It aims for participants to get applicable takeaways by addressing:

  • Strategy
  • Services
  • Single Point of Contact
  • SDG’s – ideas how to
  • Evaluation

 

An important outcome is to create awareness about Citizen Science, UN SDG’s and how university and public libraries can advocate at local and national level.

Arranged and facilitated by the LIBER Work Group on Citizen Science and EBLIDA experts, this session builds on the work and recommendations of e.g. SciStarter, the DEFF-project in Denmark, and the LIBER Open Science Roadmap in order for participants to achieve results in a collaborative setting. Participants will resort to tools made available by the EBLIDA Matrix to pursue autonomous Citizen Science projects, which are SDG-oriented (in particular, Goals 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15).

Speakers:

  • Tiberius Ignat, Director, Scientific Knowledge Services

Tiberius Ignat is the Director of Scientific Knowledge Services, a company which specializes in helping the European libraries to embrace new technologies and ways of working. In partnership with UCL Press and LIBER Europe, he runs a successful series of workshops – Focus On Open Science, which started in 2015.

He is a LIBER Associate, member of the European Citizen Science Association and Citizen Science Association (US) and of the Scientific Committee for OAI series, the CERN – UNIGE Workshop on Innovations in Scholarly Communication.

Tiberius Ignat has a personal interest in Open Science, particularly Citizen Science, Science Communication and the management of this cultural change.

  • Thomas Kaarsted, University Library of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Originally the managing director of a publishing house, Thomas Kaarsted works at the University Library of Southern Denmark as Deputy Library Director. He is on LIBER’s Conference Programme Committee and is active in the Citizen Science Working Group.

Thomas has since worked on a number of strategic community-/society-based projects on a national and international level and, also a member of the Citizen Science Working Group — co-founded the Citizen Science Network at the university.

 The network advocates on Citizen Science, aims at building strong ties between the library and the Faculties while also adopting the role as project managers on a number of Citizen Science projects in close collaboration with researchers. He is also the manager of a national Danish project that investigates the possible roles of research libraries within the field.

  • Anne Kathrine Overgaard, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

Anne Kathrine Overgaard, University of Southern Denmark, working with management, strategic development, corporate communication, engagement, SDGs, and as project manager especially on transdisciplinary projects.

She is a member of LIBER’s Citizen Science Working Group and co-founded the Citizen Science Network at the university. The network is doing advocacy on Citizen Science, aims at building strong ties between the library and the Faculties while also adopting the role as project managers on a number of Citizen Science projects in close collaboration with researchers.

  • Giuseppe Vitiello, Director Eblida

Director of EBLIDA since 2019. From 1989 to 2018 Giuseppe Vitiello served as Head of Unit, Programme Adviser and Expert in various international organisations: European Commission, Council of Europe, ISSN International Centre, EU-ISS and NATO Defense College. 

Earlier in his carrier, he acted as Head R&D, National Library in Florence and lectured at the Universities of Orléans and Toulouse. He also held visiting positions at the Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart and the University of Venice. 

Giuseppe is the author of six books and more than one hundred articles in library & information science and history of culture. He has assisted AIB (Italian Library Association) in various positions (programme coordinator, co-editor of the AIB Bulletin, AIB delegate with ASVIS).

 

 

 

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