• Tuesday, September 8, 2020

  • CUI

  • International Office

INTERNATIONAL LIBRARY CONFERENCE: FROM ZERO TO HERO: RISING TO THE CHALLENGE IN A TIME OF CRISIS

 

Description:

 

The ACU is an international organization dedicated to building a better world through higher education. International collaboration is central to this ambition: by bringing universities together from around the world  and crucially the people who study and work within them the ACU helps to advance knowledge, promote understanding, broaden minds, and improve lives.

 

 In a variety of ways, librarians have had to go from knowing zero or very little about something, to mastering new technologies, trends and techniques in teaching, research and information support to assist the digital initiatives of their institutions. Librarians have become heroes helping users to navigate their way in this new world. In many ways, this conference is a celebration of our resilience, ability to adapt, and the amazing work of thousands of librarians who have supported staff and students in their institutions in a multitude of seen and unseen ways. We have designed this conference to be a space where we can share our stories of difficulties, disruptions, failures and the challenges we have overcome, in order to support each other, and exchange ideas.

To help us unpack our overall theme we have six subthemes, which in various ways examine the impact of COVID-19 and the post-COVID-19 world:

  1. 4IR Technologies and Libraries
  2. Shifts and Changes in the Research Landscape
  3. Open Access and Libraries in the Global Financial Crisis
  4. Shifts and Opportunities in Remote Teaching and Learning
  5. Digital Scholarship and its Central Role in the Online World
  6. Leading a Workforce of the Future

There will also be interactive workshop sessions giving you tools, examples and practical tips on implementing ideas, techniques and technologies in your environment.

 

This conference will focus on the changing roles of librarians in the transforming landscape of information science in a time of global disruption.

 

Johannesburg time:          Sep 14, 2020 10:00 AM

                                                Sep 15, 2020 03:00 PM

Pakistan Time:                   Sep 14, 2020 at 1:00PM

                                                Sep 15, 2020 at 6:00PM

 

For further details and online registration please click the given below official link:

https://ujlibraryevents.co.za/conference2020/