Slovenian Library Association​ 
Conference 2022

Libraries`Proactive Activities

September 21 - 23, 2022 
in an online environment

  The conference will be held in an online environment, in Zoom Events, from September 21st to September 23rd, 2022.

To participate in the three-day conference, the registration fee is 25 euros for members of the Slovenian Library Assocciation and 60 euros for non-members.

SPEAKERS PROGRAM

We are delighted to announce the following organisations as
 

Sponsors of the
Slovenian Library Association​ 
Conference 2022:


Program

WEDNESDAY, 21. 09. 2022
9.00 - 10.30


INTRODUCTION
Representative of the ministry
Damjana Vovk, president of ZBDS (Slovenian Library Association)
PAUSE
PAUSE
PRESENTATIONS
Božena Kolman Finžgar, Čop certificate winner 2021: Proactive, Innovative and Inclusive Public Libraries
Ilona Kish, Public libraries 2030: Proactivity and Public libraries 2030 
10.50 -11.50



LIBRARIES, DEMOCRACY AND ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP
M. Sc. David Siders, Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library: Call To Action! Public Libraries Serve Vulnerable Populations With Civic Engagement & Connections To Resources
Dr. Mirt Komel, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana: Spontaneous ideology of librarians
12.00 -13.30



Prof. Dr. Bojan Žalec, UL Teološka fakulteta: Pomen knjižnic v sodobni (digitalni) dobi in prihodnosti
Saša Madacki, Schüler Helfen Leben Stiftung, Sarajevo: ​Libraries as Agents of Social Change: Between Shrinking and Expanding Spaces
M. Sc. Marjan Špoljar, Mestna knjižnica Ljubljana: Prenova etičnega kodeksa slovenskih knjižničarjev
Prof. Dr. Polona Vilar, UL Filozofska fakulteta: Revija Knjižnica - kaj je novega?
THURSDAY, 22. 09. 2022
PAUSE
9.00 - 9.50

PRESENTATION
Dr. Marco De Niet, 
Leiden University Libraries: Learning by doing and by comparing

PAUSE
10.00 - 11.30




LIBRARIES` PRESENCE IN THEIR LOCAL ENVIRONMENT AND (LACK OF) THEIR SELF-EVIDENCE
Boštjan Batič, IZUM: How can library users be encouraged to become more independent?
Dr. Ines Vodopivec, National and University Library: Self-evaluation as a tool of strategic planning in libraries
Dr. Tanja Merčun Kariž, University Of Ljubljana Faculty of  Arts:  How to evaluate and plan library services?

PAUSE
12.00 - 13.00

M. Sc. Luka Blažič, The Miran Jarc Public Library, Novo mesto: Strategic librarianship 
Dr. Marko Samec, Public library Šmarje pri Jelšah: ​Proactivity as the only way to new library users
13.10 - 14.40


LIBRARIES AND THE DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION OF THE SOCIETY
Vuk Ćosić, Digital Strategist and Artist: The Crisis of Imagination and Other Blockades of Digital Transformation (Libraries)
Dr. Giulio Blasi, Medialibrary online: MLOL. E-lending & digital libraries in Italy 2009 - 2022

FRIDAY, 23. 09. 2022
PAUSE
9.00 - 10. 50



CHANGES IN THE MEDIA LANDSCAPE
Dominika Knoblochová
, Tactical tech: What the future wants – a critical look at digital technologies
Sarah Brandt, Newsguard: Fighting misinformation with "Nutrition Labels" for news
M. Sc. Mojca Pristavec Đogić, National Assembly Republic of Slovenia: Libraries in ​an era of disinformation
11.10 - 13.00







ROUND TABLE
The danger of fake news and the role of libraries in verifying information
Moderator: Aleš Klemen 
In collaboration with: Anuška Delić (Oštro), Sanja Merljak Zdovc (Časoris), Taja Topolovec (Pod črto).




Speakers

Božena Kolman Finžgar

Čop certificate winner 2021

M. Sc. David Siders

American Library Association

Dr. ​Marco De Niet

Europeana

Boštjan Batič

IZUM

Vuk Ćosić

web strategist

Dr. Giulio Blasi

MediaLibraryOnLine

Dominika Knoblochová

Tactical Tech

Sarah Brandt

Newsguard

M. Sc. Mojca Pristavec Đogić

National Assembly Republic of Slovenia

Dr. Tanja Merčun Kariž 

Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

 

 

Topics

libraries` presence in their local environment and (lack of) their self-evidence

libraries, democracy, and active citizenship

libraries and digital transformation of society

changes in the media landscape

Proactivity means more than just activity. Proactivity demands from us actions in expectation of problems, demands, or changes. It means taking the initiative, accepting decisions and responsibility for them, and becoming less reliant on the everyday impact of our environment. We can, of course, decide, on the contrary, to wait for things to occur – we are then more vulnerable and subordinate to our environment.

What do libraries do in this regard? How proactive are we? Do we know how to stimulate and increase the proactivity of our staff? Do we work in anticipation of environmental changes, or are we only reacting to them? In which fields did we distinguish ourselves as proactive, and what did we achieve? Do we know how to monitor or foresee changes? What challenges will we encounter in the future?

These are the questions that we will be seeking answers to at this year's conference. Local and foreign professionals will be sharing their newest theoretical realizations, views, and experiences with us.

We are opening the debate of this year`s Slovenian Library Association`s Conference with a very special, very desired, and at the same time, very elusive adjective. One that is often heard, yet often missed. Even in libraries. Do we know it?

The Standard Slovene Dictionary explains it as: »working, acting, stimulative and responsible according to available possibilities: proactive approach; proactive procedure; proactive activity«.  Do we understand it?

Proactivity.​ In the language consultancy of the Fran Ramovš Institute for the Slovene Language ZRC SAZU, which provides answers to questions in the field of spelling and etymology, we also find the question under this motto: » In my profession, librarianship, “proactive”, which sounds like it’s going to burst from activity at any moment. / … / What is the semantic difference between the adjectives active and proactive? To me, at first glance, “proactive” seem only an inflated insight with the desire to make the text more exquisite, in the spirit of the new (neoliberal?) times / … /«.

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