Monday, June 29, 2020

Save the date for Occupy Library 2020, 22-25th of September

Dear IFLA colleagues,

As you might have heard, we have been planning for a formative/funky/fab conference to bring together the innovative ideas that are implemented in libraries in the Central, Eastern European, Black Sea, Caucasus, and Caspian regions. We moved online, and we are excited to invite you to join us for Occupy Library 2020 Online, on September 22 - 25. And it is free-of-charge!

Our call for proposals is open until 1st of August, and we are looking for presentations of case studies and ignite talks on the following topics:
  • Serving communities in time of crisis
  • Partnerships for strong democracies  
  • Active citizenship in analog and digital format
  • Emerging tech trends to empower communities
  • Public spaces and community engagement
We also welcome proposals for open-themed interactive sessions, to cover other topics relevant to libraries and NGOs. The form of the session can vary from panel-discussions to interactive workshops of practical Labs, so you get to choose the theme, the speakers, and you also are in charge of moderating the session.  For more details, see the call for program proposals here: 
Come and share your knowledge and good practices with librarians and NGO professionals, and thus support best ways to make libraries more involved in their communities!

Having as many voices and ears from your section is extremely important for us, and we would be grateful if you let your members know about this opportunity, so please share the attached invitation with all library innovators and/or NGO professionals who would be interested in contributing.

We are looking forward to learning with&from you,

Anca R√Ępeanu
Occupy Library Organizing Team