Conference programme

You can download the PDF version of programme HERE.

You can download the presentations from THIS PAGE.

Sunday, May 13

6.30 pm Welcome reception, cocktail dinner at restaurant Aeroklub

Monday, May 14

9.00 am – 10.00 am Registration
10.00 am – 10.45 am Opening remarks (Representatives of the Ministry of Culture and City of Belgrade, Jasmina Ninkov – Belgrade City Library Director, Corrado di Tillio – IFLA MetLib Section Standing Committee Chair)
10.45 am – 11.00 am Coffee break
11.00 am – 12.10 pm Opening session

Dragana Milunovic, National Library of Serbia, Overview of public libraries in Serbia (20 min)

Jasmina Ninkov, Belgrade City Library, Introduction to Belgrade City Library’s Network (20 min)

Prof Andrew Smith, Emporia State University, Mutual Advocates: Public Libraries and their Communities (20 min)

Discussion (10 min)

12.10 pm – 12.30 pm Coffee break
12.30 pm – 1.40 pm Empowering the new generations – library services for children and youth

Theo Kemperman, Rotterdam Public Library, Help, the Millennial is in the Building (20 min)

Maarja Pildre, Tallinn Central Library, Libraries – united in arts (20 min)

Jasna Brkic, Violeta Djordjevic, Belgrade City Library, Downloading knowledge, uploading fun: innovative workshops for children and youth (20 min)

Discussion (10 min)

1.40 pm – 2.00 pm Short tour of the Belgrade City Library
2.00 pm – 3.00 pm Lunch
3.00 pm – 4.15 pm Tour of Kalemegdan Fortress
4.15 pm – 5.00 pm Tour of the City Center
5.00 pm – 5.30 pm Visit to the American Corner Belgrade and their Makerspace (presentation of Corner’s services and programs)

Tuesday, May 15

8.45 am – 10.15 am Steering Committee meeting
10.15 am – 10.30 am Coffee break
10.30 am – 11.30 am Open to all? Public libraries and Social inclusion

Ton van Vlimmeren, Utrecht Public Library, Community engagement and social inclusion in libraries (20 min)

Sanja Bunic, Zagreb City Libraries, A radically inclusive library for people experiencing homelessness (20 min)

Cristina Garreta Girona, Municipal Library Service of Reus, Good morning, where’s the uniform? (20 min)

11.30 am – 11.50 am Coffee break
11.50 am – 1.00 pm Open to all? Public libraries and Social inclusion

Sladjana Bratic, Central Library East Sarajevo, Library by Measures of All Users (20 min)

Stanka Jovicic, Marina Nedjic, Belgrade City Library, BCL’s role in building an inclusive community – programs and services for persons with disabilities (20 min)

Forum: Open to all? Public Libraries and Social inclusion (30 min)

1.00 pm – 2.00 pm Lunch
2.00 pm – 3.45 pm Visit to the National Library of Serbia (Presentation, presentation of valuable books, tour of the library)
3.45 pm – 4.00 pm Short tour of the St. Sava Temple (located next to the NLS)
5.00 pm – 6.30 pm Belgrade River Cruise – Belgrade river boat tour

Wednesday, May 16

All-day excursion Sirmium archaeological site (Imperial Palace)

Zasavica – Special Nature Reserve

Novi Sad; Matica Srpska, it’s Library and Gallery

Salaš 137

Thursday, May 17

9.30 am – 10.50 am Libraries as cultural and educational centers of the community

Mariona Chavarria Domingo, Biblioteca Del Fondo, How to cook within a diversity of fellow cultures? (20 min)

Virginija Svediene, Panevezys County Gabriele Petkevicaite – Bite Public Library, Library: a Whale on Which the Cultural Life of the City Rests (20 min)

Gobinda Raj Dahal, Kathmandu Valley Public Library, Libraries promoting civil society values and fostering civic engagement (20 min)

Discussion (20 min)

10.50 am – 11.20 am Coffee break
11.20 am – 12.30 pm Best practices and vision of the future

Berendse Martin, Amsterdam Public Library, 99 years OBA Amsterdam: ready for the 21st century? (20 min)

Colin Carter, Innovative Interfaces, Sharing Best Practice across library sectors ad across the world (20 min)

Forum: Public Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals: tell your story! (30 min)

12.30 pm – 1.30 pm Lunch
1.30 pm – 3.30 pm IFLA Metropolitan Libraries Short Film Award – Films projection
6.00 pm – 7.15 pm Visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art
7.30 pm Social evening – dinner party at restaurant Reka

Friday, May 18

9.00 am – 10.00 am Panel discussion – Advocacy
10.00 am – 10.20 am Coffee break
10.20 am – 11.50 am IFLA’s Global Vision workshop meeting
11.50 am – 12.00 pm Coffee break
12.00 pm – 12.20 pm Reflections on the Conference
12.20 pm – 12.35 pm Presentation Hosting City 2019
12.35 pm Lunchtime / Catering
1.30 pm (approx.) End of Conference