IFLA Satellite Meeting
“Recruiting and Managing the New Generation of Employees
to Attract New Markets and Create new Services”
to Attract New Markets and Create new Services”
The Management and Marketing Section of IFLA, in collaboration with Samos Public Library, are organizing a satellite meeting in Pythagoreion, Samos, Greece 22 – 23 August 2019.
The Conference will explore and discuss management and communication skills libraries and other cultural institutions need to recruit a new generation of employees and new markets. How can the next generation of library employees and customers best hear us via optimal media and strategies? Do we have the right communication skills? Or what additional skills may all employees need to better serve the new generation?
The event will precede the annual World Library and Information Congress: 85th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Athens 24 – 30 August (IFLA WLIC 2019)
Call for Papers
“Recruiting and Managing the New Generation of Employees to Attract New Markets and Create new Services”
Interested parties are invited to submit an abstract (maximum 350 words) in English for a proposed paper or poster.
Each presentation will last approximately 20 minutes. Posters should display questions, hypothesis, data, and results that highlight research within the conference subjects.
The abstract should be in English and include the title of the paper; author/presenter’s name, position and employer; author/presenter’s email address and telephone number.
Subject of Papers or Posters:
- New services and new skills
- Recruitment strategies
- Matching media to markets
- Identifying and serving the unserved
- OJT (on the job training): Updating outdated skills, mentoring
- Research on market trends for libraries and cultural institutions
- New markets for libraries and cultural institutions
- Expanding the Library’s reach through public engagement
- Recruiting new positions aligning with the mission of institution
- Best practices on any of the subjects
Evaluation and Deadlines
Proposals will be reviewed by a sub-committee of members of the Management and Marketing Section.
Abstract submission deadline: 1 March 2019 midnight
Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2019
Deadline for Paper submission: 15 June 2019
Papers must be in English and include the abstract.
Submit proposals to:
Ruth Ørnholt, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
World Library and Information Congress
85th General Conference and Assembly, 24 – 30 August 2019, Athens, Greece
Satellite Meeting: Pythagoreion, Samos Island, Greece 21 – 23 August 2019
IFLA Management and Marketing Section
Recruiting and Managing the New Generation of Employees to Attract New Markets and Create new Services
The Conference will explore and discuss management and communication skills libraries and other cultural institutions need to recruit a new generation of employees. Which communication strategies and media are best for reaching new employees and customers? Do we have the right communication skills? What additional skills may all employees need to better serve the new generation?
Wednesday 21 August
19.00 – 21.00 Get-together and registration in Conference Hall of the Municipality building at Pythagoreion, near the old Castle of Lykoyrgos
Thursday 22 August
09.00 – 09.30 Registration
09.30 – 10.00 Opening and welcome
10.00 – 10.30 Keynote by invited speaker (TBA)
10.30 – 12.00 1. Session: New Services
Moderator: Ruth Ørnholt, Head, Hordaland County Library, Norway
10.30 – 11.00 Public Libraries as Place and Space – New Services, New Visibility
Elin Golten, OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
11.00 – 11.30 Libraries and Librarians in the „Smartphone Age“
Irini Kritikou, Public Library of Göttingen, Germany
11.30 – 11.50 New Services and New Skills: Market Analysis, Assessment and User Experience in Libraries
Martha Kyrillidou, QualityMetrics, United States
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 15.30 2. Session: New Skills
Moderator: Christie Koontz, Associate in Research, Florida State University, School of Information, United States
13.00 – 13.30 The Future of Personnel Development in Libraries: An Innovation- and
Ursula Georgy, TH Köln – Technology Arts Sciences, Institute of Information Science, Germany
13.30 – 14.00 Strategies for Keeping New Professionals After the Initial Excitement of the Recruitment Process is Over.
Vivian Lewis, Canada (TBC)
14.00 – 14.30 Coffee Break
14.30 – 15.00 Mapping the Recruitment and Training Practices of LIS Professionals: Evidence from Pakistan
Kanwal Ameen, Nosheen Fatima Warraich and Amara Malik, University of the Punjab
15.00 – 18.00 Visit to the main library
Thursday 23 August
09.00 – 12.00 3. Session: Expanding Reach Through Public Engagement
Moderator: Patricia A. Wand, Consultant, United States
09.05 – 09.35 Library on Tour – a New Method of Working for Library Staff.
Anya Feltreuter, Mjölby Public Library, Sweden
09.35 – 10.55 Introduction of Interactive and Product Design in reshaping the Public Library’s Services Through IC Technologies and Public Engagement: The Case of Mytilene Public Library’s Archives
Elpisia Spathari University of the Aegean, Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, Syros Island and Maria Grigora and Fani Maronitou, Central Public Library of Mytilene, Lesvos Island, Greece
09.55 – 10.15 Library in the Media – Analysis of the Libraries’ Representation in the media
Stanka Jovicic and Bojan Kundacina, Belgrade City Library, Serbia
10.15 – 10.45 Coffee Break
10.45 – 12.00 4. Session: New Markets
Moderator: Nie (Heather) Hua, Deputy Library Director, Peking University Library,
10.45 – 11.15 Service for the Adamants or for the Ones to be Inspired? (Identifying and Serving the Unserved)
Saara Ihamäki, Helsinki City Library, Finland
11.15 – 11.25 GLAM: the Next Frontier. Exploring Innovative Partnerships within the Galleries, Libraries, Archives and Museum Sector, Leveraging Cross-sector Strengths and the Role of Staff and Technology in Developing New Innovative Services for Users.
Leslie Weir, University of Ottawa, Canada
11.25 – 12.00 “Library + Tourism”： A New Direction of Sustainable Development of Library
Yang Li and Leslie Liu, Peking University Department of Information Management, China
12.00 – 12.30 Summing up
Chairs of Management & Marketing Section and organizing committee
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
Travel to Athens from Samos for those going to IFLA WLIC https://2019.ifla.org/
TBA= to be announced TBC= to be confirmed
There might become limited changes to the programme
Online Registration deadline: 31 May 2019
Onsite Registration: from 21 August 2019
There is no registration fee to participate to the Meeting.
But, it is needed for all the participants to fill the registration form
Except the main programme of the Meeting, the participation to other acivities (dinner, etc.) may have fees.
Invitation and Certificate
Letter of Invitation
Individuals requiring an official Letter of Invitation can request one through email :email@example.com
Certificate of Attendance
A Certificate of Attendance will sent by email after the Meeting.
Members of committee
The Satellite Meeting will take place at the Conference Hall of the modern Municipality building at Pythagoreion, near the old Castle of Lykoyrgos
Arrival & Accommodation
Arrival to the island of Samos by airplane at the International Samos Airport “Aristarchos of Samos” (SMI).
Every day there are flights to and from Athens International Airport “Eleytherios Venizelos” (ATH). Several days of the week there are flights to and from the airports of Thessaloniki (SKG), Mytilene (MJT), Chios (JKH), Rhodes (RHO), Herakleion Crete (HER). All the week there are charter flights to and from several countries of North and Western Europe
For domestic routes, see:
Arrival to the island of Samos by ship at the port of Samos (Vathy) and at the port of Karlovassi. Every day there are ferry routes to and from Peiraeus (Athens).
Several days of the week there are ferry routes
- to and from Kavala, Limnos, Lesvos and Chios at the ports of Samos (Vathy) and Karlovassi
- from and to Turkey at the ports of Pythagoreion, Samos (Vathy) and Karlovassi
- from and to Rhodes, Kos, Leros, Patmos at the port of Pythagoreion
Distances from the Satellite Meeting Hall:
- to the airport: 3 kilometres
- to the port of Pythagoreion: 0,5 kilometres
- to the port of Samos (Vathy): 15 kilometres
- to the port of Karlovassi: 45 kilometres