Congress theme: “Libraries Now! - Inspiring, Surprising, Empowering”

Short Impressions from the Poster Session

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In the Exhibition Hall you will find 196 inspiring poster presentations worth visiting. Here is a glimpse of a few poster exhibitors and their ideas.

Beba StankovicBeba Stankovic from the Ilija M. Petrovic Public Library in Serbia demonstrated a project about the integration of disabled people “Let’s Understand Each Other”. Workshops organized in the library are helping children to use sign language, involving people from the Society of Deaf and Hard Hearing, so that children can communicate more successfully.

Valentyna Pashkova & Yulia KashprukValentyna Pashkova, Ukrainan Library Association Vice-President and Yulia Kashpruk, Leading Bibliographer, Information Resource Center, Ukraine are representing the Ukrainian Library Association with a poster “The Building Strong Library Associations (BSLA) Program in Ukraine: Investing in the Future”. The Ukrainian Library Association was founded in 1995 and today they are implementing the IFLA BSLA program to build a strong library network and to educate librarians in their country to meet the level of professionalism needed in today’s world.  Yulia is also the 2012 CILIP/IFLA Aspire Award winner.

Terhi VilkmanThe Labrary project presented by Terhi Vilkman, Helsinki City Library, Finland creates showrooms inside of libraries that welcome visitors to explore and try out future innovations and enables inventors to get their ideas evaluated. 

Juliane KeilJuliane Keil, TU Berlin University Library, introduced her idea “Shhhhhh! This is a Silent Disco! – An innovative event concept for libraries.” The concept is very simple but innovative: All guests get wireless headphones and they can dance and switch between DJs by pushing a button in a silent library building. Silent Discos (aka Headphone Parties) have become very popular at music festivals in the past few years and have now been discovered by libraries.

The posters will be in the Exhibition Hall until Wednesday afternoon so don’t miss the opportunity to learn from your colleagues from around the world!