Session 89 — Metropolitan Libraries with Public Libraries

12 August 2010

Theme: Learning libraries, connected community. Powering an informed and involved community through user-driven library innovation

  • From institutions of the industrial age to change agents for the networked society – experiences from Denmark
    ROLF HAPEL (Citizens' Services and Libraries, Aarhus Kommune, Aarhus, Denmark)
  • Unleashing the power of QUEST: two innovative projects to reap the rewards of reading
    N. VARAPRASAD (National Library Board, Singapore) and FELICIA CHAN (Public Libraries Singapore)
  • Learning library: connected community and innovation
    MARIAN MORGAN-BINDON (Library Services and Cultural Development, Gold Coast City Council, Australia)
  • Learning 2 teach – U.S. public libraries
    MARTIN GOMEZ (Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, California, USA)
  • Oases of innovation: uncovering innovation in even the most unlikely places
    COLIN GUARD (Bibliomist, IREX, Global Libraries initiative by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Ukraine) and ARI KATZ (IREX, Global Libraries initiative by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Washington DC, USA)
  • The power of place: community engagement and collaboration at Vancouver Public Library
    PAUL WHITNEY (Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada)