25 July 2016
WLIC 2016: Session 153 - Government and Parliamentary Libraries as innovators: supporting communities of practice
As part of the IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2016 (WLIC 2016), the Government Libraries and Library and Research Services for Parliaments Sections invite you to a two-hour session on communities of practice in Government and Parliamentary Libraries.
The meeting aims to address the ways that Government agencies and Parliaments with information and research services are leading or facilitating the creation of communities of practice. Requiring not only technology but the management of new processes and roles, these communities are able to organize activities or produce deliverables that can support the strategic goals of Government structures and Parliaments.
The session will be held during WLIC 2016 on Tuesday 16 August, at 16:00 - 18:00, including the following presentations:
- Research and Law Drafting Best Practices for Connected and Cooperative Parliamentary Libraries / Christine Weidenslaufer, Library of Congress of Chile, Chile
- Virtual Reference Service: an Imperative for the Jamaica Social and Economic Information Network / Odean Cole-Phoenix, Planning Institute of Jamaica, Jamaica
- Linking a Community of Practice by an Evidence Shelf OPAC: collaboration across UK Government and beyond / Anoja Fernando, Department for Work and Pensions, Research Library, United Kingdom; Jonathan Ginn, Formerly: Department for Work and Pensions, Research Library, United Kingdom.
More information regarding WLIC 2016, can be found at the official site.
Updated 07 August, 2016 - Added link with Mrs. Weidenslaufer's paper