Friday, November 4, 2016

LIBRARIES AND HUMAN RIGHTS – caring for the whole community- Includes Loida Garcia-Febo


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LIBRARIES AND HUMAN RIGHTS – caring for the whole community

8 October 2016
Fri 25 November 2016 09:30 – 16:30
Goethe-Institut London, 50 Princes Gate, Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PH
A one-day seminar organised by EUROLIS (the consortium of librrians from European cultural institutes in London) and CILIP, focusing on the role of libraries as institutions at the forefront of profound changes in society.
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Loida Garcia-Febo, President of Information New Wave, IFLA Governing Board Member (USA) “Diversity and Ethics: to foster dialog about inclusion and ethics in libraries” 
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Leading experts from Spain, Italy, France, Portugal,  Germany, the UK and the USA will present current projects and share their experiences and ideas with the audience.
The seminar will be chaired by Martyn Wade, Chair of the CILIP Board and IFLA FAIFE committee.
Overview of the speakers and seminar:
  • 09:30 – 10:00 Registration – Tea and coffee
  • 10:00 – 10:10 Introductions  
  • Welcome: Angela Kaya, Director of Goethe Institut London
  • Introduction: John Lake, Vice Chair of CILIP ILIG, UK
  • 10:10 – 10:50 Martyn Wade, Chair of the Conference (UK) “Librarians, Libraries, and Article 19 0f the Universal Declaration of Human Rights”
  • 10:50 – 11:30 Diana Puyo, Head of Programs at Libraries Without Borders (France) 
  • Tea and coffee break
  • 11:45 – 12:25 Britta Schmedemann, Bremen Public Library (Germany) “Bremen Public Library – culture on the move”
  • 12:25 – 13:05 Helena Topa Valentim, New University of Lisbon (Portugal) “Languages and books in the quest for human rights”
  • Lunch break
  • 14:00 – 14:40 Paz Fernández, Library Director at the Fundación Juan March (Spain) "The right to privacy vs the right to access information: a real-life case of the right to be forgotten”
  • 14:45 – 15:00 Loida Garcia-Febo, President of Information New Wave, IFLA Governing Board Member (USA) “Diversity and Ethics: to foster dialog about inclusion and ethics in libraries” (Presentation via Skype)
  • Tea and coffee break
  • 15:15 – 15:55 Dr. Marino Sinibaldi, Journalist and writer, Director General of Rai 3 (Italy) “Books and Freedom”
  • 16:00 – 16:30 Panel discussion
Fri 25 Nov | 9:30am – 4:30pm| £ 60 (£50 conc.) including lunch | At the Goethe-Institut London | Tickets are available on Eventbrite
John Lake 
Vice Chair of ILIG and member of Eurolis.

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