Illinois Academic Librarians Giving Presentations at IFLA World Library and Information Congress

Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries Forum (IACRL)

August 7, 2016

A number of Illinois academic librarians will present sessions or posters at this year’s IFLA World Library and Information Congress, which will take place in Columbus, OH, from Saturday, August 13, to Friday, August 19. This is the 82nd annual meeting of the International Federation of Library Associations. The list of sessions and presenters is below. For more information on the individual sessions, see the full schedule. (One can scroll down to find the appropriate day and presentation, or one can simply search by information about the presentation, such as the title of the session or the name of the presenter.) The list of posters has a separate link. For instances in which academic librarians from both Illinois and outside of the state presented, the names of just the Illinois librarians are included.

If I missed anyone, please let me know.


Monday, August 15

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Session 090 (Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: The Current State of Born Digital News)

  • Evviva Weinraub Lajoie, Northwestern University (Co-Chair)

9:30 AM – 12:45 PM

Session 093 (Let’s Make IT Usable! Formats, Systems, and Users)

  • Cynthia Romanowski, Governors State University (“A Comparative Analysis of the Distinct Evolution of Cataloging and Information Technology Towards the Creation of the Next Generation Library System”)

1:45 – 3:45 PM

Session 108: Social Web: Its Relevance for Family, Oral and Local History

  • Dr. Cecilia Salvatore, Dominican University (“Empowering the Pacific Island diaspora through participatory cultural heritage”)

Tuesday, August 16

10:30 – 11:30 AM

Session 126a: How to Get Published Briefing

  • Steven Witt, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Speaker)

1:45 – 3:45 PM

Session 144: IFLA Standards—Making a Difference?

  • Dr. Terry Weech, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (“IFLA Efforts to provide Standards for International Library and Information Studies Education: The Role of the IFLA Section of Education and Training–A Case Study”)

Wednesday, August 17

1:45 – 3:45 PM

Session 189: African Libraries: Enhancing Community Access to Information and Knowledge for Development

  • Rebecca McGuire, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (“Promoting Innovation in Namibian Libraries through Leadership Training”)

Thursday, August 18

8:30 – 10:30 AM

Session 204: Knowledge Café: Continuous Learning in Libraries & Their Communities

  • Rebecca McGuire, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (“Learning From Others: Peer Training Best Practices”)
  • Susan Schnuer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (“Learning Together: When Experts From Developed Libraries Work with Developing Countries, Everyone Learns and Everyone Teaches)

1:45 – 3:45 PM

Session 221: The Role of Libraries and Librarians in Scientific and Technological Data Management and Archiving

  • Dr. Qian Zhang, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (“Identifiers and Use Case in Scientific Research”)


Poster board number in parentheses

(18) “Talking Back to the Public Library: Measuring and Conceptualizing the Little Free Library Movement”

  • Dr. Kate Williams, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

(46) “Exploring the History of Columbus, Ohio through Interdisciplinary Government Information Resources”

  • Dr. Marianne Ryan, Northwestern University

(70) “Libraries Promoting Peace: An International Resource and Call for Action”

  • Dr. Clara M. Chu, Rebecca McGuire, and Susan Schnuer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

(137) “The Cataloging of Self-Published Items in Libraries”

  • Nurhak Tuncer, University of Chicago

(152) “Re-visioning Library and Information Science Education within an International Context”

  • Dr. Linda C. Smith, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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