Central Library, Cape Town
Central Library, Cape Town

IFLA PUBLIC LIBRARIES SATELLITE CONFERENCE
Theme: Public Libraries at the Crossroads
13 – 14 August 2015

Day 1: Library Toolbox

09:00 – 09:30   Registration, Tea and muffins
09:30 – 09:45   Welcome
09:45 – 12:45   Design thinking workshop Sidsel Bech-Petersen, Library Transformer, Aarhus Public Libraries, Dokk1 (Denmark) and Andrea Saenz Chicago Public Libraries(USA)

  •  Design Thinking for Libraries  is an approach to improving your library through creative problem solving.
    This toolkit guides you through Design Thinking so you can start coming up with solutions to everyday challenges within the library. Design thinking, or    human-centred design, is all about starting with people — the users that visit your library. There will be a tea break between 11-11.30.

Lunch 12.45 – 13.25

13:30 – 14:15 Keynote speaker  Margaret Allen  CEO State Library of Western Australia

14:15 – 15:00  Round table :  Sarah Jaffe Worldreader; Karlien de Klerk, Manager : Technical Services, Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality ;  Ms Boniwe Molupi, Free State Provincial Library & Information Services.

15:00 – 15:15  Comfort break
15:15 – 16:00 Round table:  Professional development:

  •  What library managers require in their staffing profile,   How to build the skills our library staff need

16:00 – 16:15 Close and transporting to Central Library
17:00 – 18:00 Tour of Central Library
18:00 – 19.30   Cheese and Wine function

Day 2: PRO-ACTIVE DESIGNS AND SERVICES

09:00 – 09:30 Tea and muffins
09:30 – 10:15 Keynote :Ms Lynnette Kang – Singapore

10:15 – 11:00  Technical solutions :   Hitomi Takeuchi

11:00 – 11:30 Tea break

11:30 – 12:00 Getting connected – Ms Bronwen Erasmus

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 13:30 Creating Spaces-TSAI design studio. The Tsai Design Studio, Cape Town

  • The learning space, the inspiration space, the meeting space, and the performance space, which reflects the goals of libraries today (experience, involvement, empowerment, and innovation) and contemplates both virtual and physical environments.

13:30 – 14:45 Creative spaces:  Lo Claesson (Sweden), Anette Mjöberg  (Sweden)    Dr Josephine Siegrist

14.45-15.15 Sharing of thoughts, ideas, impressions and key points from the 2 days
15:15 – 15:30  Closing statements