Theme: “SET Training School: Towards a Curriculum for Social and Digital Inclusion and Lifelong Learning”

School of Information & Communication Studies at University College Dublin (UCD).
University College Dublin

The IFLA Section Education and Training (SET) has organized a Post-Conference Satellite on 29-30 July at the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2022 in Dublin, Ireland. The satellite is hosted by University College Dublin (UCD).

The Post-Conference Satellite aims to provide an overview of conceptual foundations of community-centered LIS education, reflecting IFLA  Global Vision and a paradigm shift to proactive libraries transforming communities. SET Training School addresses the knowledge and skills Library and Information Science (LIS) professionals require to take on leadership roles and to become advocates and change-makers who enrich the lives of the diverse communities they serve.

This in-person Satellite will provide the opportunity to explore contemporary educational programs and projects and to discuss future developments of curricula suitable for the community-centered libraries that are aimed at social inclusion, digital equity, and lifelong learning.

SET Training School Planning Committee: Howayda Kamel and Anna Maria Tammaro (Co-chairs), Albina Krymskaya, Lisa Hinchtiffe, Susanne List-Tretthahn, Jayarani Raju, Anne Barnhart, Sophia Adeyeye and Crystal Fulton .

Dates: 29-30 July 2022

Host Institution University College Dublin (UCD)

Registration (free but limited to 50 participants):


Friday, 29 July 2022

8:30 Registration


9:30 Opening remarks
Claire McGuinness, Deputy Head of School, School of Information & Communication Studies UCDAlbina Krymskaya, Chair  IFLA Section Education and Training
9:45-10:30 Keynote: Marta Bustillo (University College Dublin)


10:30-10:45 Break


10:45-11:30 Keynote: Sheila Webber (University of Sheffield)


11:30-12:30 Session 1: Transformational role of libraries


Raju, Jaya (University of Cape Town SA)
LIS Research methodology: decolonial perspectives informing knowledge of African communities

Tirza, de Fockert (National Library of The Netherlands NL)
New librarianship in Europe: an inventory skills for transforming libraries


12:30-14:00 Lunch





Lightning talks and discussion at tables

Session 2: Curriculum for the transformational role of librarians/libraries

Burns, Elizabeth (Old Dominion University US)
Research in Action: Impacting Library Communities with Field-Based Projects

Moore, Jennifer (University of North Texas US)
Learning to take the lead with evidence-based practice: A study of school librarians

Evans, Sarah (University of North Texas US)
When “Rural” Looks Different: A Comparative Case Study of Community Programs in Rural-Serving Public Libraries

Zimmerman, Margaret (Florida State University US)
Fighting opioid use disorder, one library and community at a time


15:30-16:00 Break




Lightning talks and discussion at tables

Session 2 (continued)

Saif, Aljabri and Waleed AlBadi (Sultan Qaboos University, Oman)
Omani libraries and their role in supporting the achievement of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals

Weeks, Joan (Library of Congress US)
Bridging the Staff Digital Divide in the Library Workplace with EDIA

Eva, Homung (CDETB Curriculum Development Unit, Ireland)
Impact of LIS professionals with doctorates on library services

Ngozi, Perpetua (Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka Nigeria)
 New learning new skill for strategized LIS Training: Wikimedia in the classroom

Saturday, 30 July 2022

9:30 Opening
9:45-10:30 Keynote

Barbara Lison (IFLA President)


10:30-11:00 Break


11:00-12:00 Session 3: Leadership skills inventory

Adeyeye, Sophia (Lead City University, Ibadan, Nigeria)
Tying Up the Loose Ends: Inclusion of Social and Digital Trends in Nigerian Library Schools Curriculum for Lifelong opportunities

Fisher, Karen and Lauren Alexa Gambrill,(University of Washington US)
Superheroes Need Help too: Understanding Peri- and Post-Traumatic Symptoms amongst Library Staff as Essential Frontline Workers


12:00-12:45 Presentation of the discussion at tables


12:45-13:00 Closing remarks
Joan Weeks, Information Officer  IFLA Section Education and Training