Library leaders across all library types will come together to share ideas, learnings and insights, helping the entire community move forward to succeed in an increasingly “smarter” world. We invite you to contribute to the conversation.
Representatives from OCLC member libraries across the region are invited to present 15-minute speeches on a variety of themes central to the concept of the “smarter library.”
Is your Scotland-based library working on reshaping your customer experience? We'd love to hear from you. You can propose a five-minute “lightning talk” that describes your programme.
We are seeking member proposals that will spark conversations around aspects of being a “smarter library,” more specifically those that will help the community:
Please submit a topic for a 15-minute presentation that provides insights, ideas and experiences around the theme areas listed below. The proposed presentation should be applicable to library leaders across all library types.
Listed below are some topics that support dialogue around the idea of becoming a “smarter library,” and that connect back to the four aspects noted above. Please do not limit yourself to these suggestions; we are seeking your ideas and experience to generate discussion and conversation around these key areas.
Are you working in a library in Scotland? This is the chance to share your thoughts with us. On 20 and 21 February 2018, OCLC will hold its annual EMEA Regional Council Meeting in Edinburgh. To follow each year’s tradition, we have organised a series of five lightning talks. The lightning talks will take place on Tuesday, 20 February.
We would particularly like to know innovative ideas and practices that make your library “smarter.” Here are a few ideas for talks that focus on the many aspects of our theme:
The proposal should consist of no more than 150 words in English, describing a project or programme you are working on either in your library or within your community.
The Executive Committee of OCLC EMEA Regional Council will consider all proposals and contact you by 31 January 2018. We will waive the conference fee for the selected speakers (please note that we cannot subsidise travel and accommodation). The audience will vote for the best talk and the winner will receive a prize.
Please send us your inspiring stories, so that we can share them with an audience of librarians from Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Please follow the link button below to complete and submit the form by 24 January 2018. We look forward to hearing your stories!
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