“A New Era – Exploring the Possibilities and Expanding the Boundaries.” Topics include construction of unconventional and cutting-edge buildings, adoption of new virtual solutions for making services and programs accessible, and increased digitization of collections and acquisition of new media.
“Leveraging on GOALI for increased access to affordable legal information in Africa.” Presenters are Dr. Christopher M. Owusu-Ansah of Akenten Appiah-Menka University of Skills Training and Entrepreneurial Development, Ghana; Alison Shea of Cornell Law School Library; Edit Horvath of the ILO Library in Geneva; and Trezlen Drake of Yale Law School LIbrary. Webinar is at 1400 GMT; login at https://meet.google.com/ayo-qyhv-vzx.
Hosted by Zayed University Dubai, and the American University of Sharjah.
“Forging the Future.” Keynote speakers are Rebecca Nagle, an award-winning advocate and writer on Native representation and tribal sovereignty; and Heather McGhee, author of The Sum of Us: What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together.
Hybrid: Online and Accra Beach Hotel & Spa
“Caribbean Law Libraries: Opportunities in Uncertain Times.” Keynote address by Trezlen Drake, Head of Digital Resources and Reference Librarian at Yale Law School Law Library. Keynote address: Beyond Performativity: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion/Belonging in the Law Library.
“The Reach and Limits of International Law to Solve Today’s Challenges.” Seeking a more nuanced assessment of the role of international law in the world today, and the often incremental way in which it interacts, effects change, and succeeds – or fails – as a tool to address real-world global problems. Speakers include Kim Land Scheppele of Princeton University and Justice Manuel José Cepeda Espinosa, a member of the High Level Panel of Experts on Media Freedom. Other keynote speakers include Sir Christopher Greenwood of the Iran-US Claims Tribunal; Gillian Triggs of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees; and Patricia Viseur Sellers of the Office of the Prosecutor of the ICC.
” Who is Afraid of Library Power? Empowering Citizens for a Democratic and Sustainable Society.”
A rich program is offered, balancing theoretical issues and careful attention to library practices, with a variety of voices from civil society, as well as (library) professionals, panel sessions and plenty of opportunities for interaction. The bottom line of the conference, and its most resonant message, is that libraries are not self-referential institutions; they do not work in isolation. They reflect the needs of the communities they serve. We need stronger libraries if we want a Europe that is stronger, cohesive and closer to its citizens. Speakers include Claude D. Conter, Director of the National Library Luxembourg; Patrick Engelberg, Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the Council of Europe; and Matjaz Gruden, Director of the Division Democratic Participation, Council of Europe.