Genealogy and Local History Section of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) jointly with Asia, Oceania and Information Technology Sections, the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania and Institute of Library and Information Sciences, Faculty of Communication, Vilnius University invite you to a joint open session of the IFLA Satellite Meeting, which will be held on 16–17 August. The theme of the session is The Challenge of Multiple Identities. Multiethnicity in Genealogy, Local History and Regional Memory – Challenges and Opportunities for Libraries and other Memory Institutions.
The session will address the following topics:
On the first day of the conference, the workshop E-learning: Strategies and Practices will be held. It will introduce the role and practical benefits of digital media in learning processes. The event is intended for librarians, teachers and other supervisors of the learning process who seek to develop their competences in organising online training. The workshop will be held in English. The workshop will be conducted by two speakers: Tord Høivik (Oslo and Akershus University of Applied Sciences) and Bozena Rasmussen (Chair of IFLA Genealogy and Local History Standing Committee). They will be assisted by Vygintas Stancelis (Vilnius University) and Mantas Janavičius (Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania).
On the second day, presentation prepared by the Local History Institute of Norway on The Use of Wikipedia for Sharing Genealogical, Local, Family and Verbal History Resources will be given. It will be followed by the main session: The Challenge of Multiple Identities. Multiethnicity in Genealogy, Local History and Regional Memory – Challenges and Opportunities for Libraries and other Memory Institutions. Speakers from different countries and regions are invited to this session to discuss the experience of implementing the projects addressing multiethnical problems, research in the field of regional studies and local history.
The events will take place in the National Library.
We are pleased to inform you that the registration to IFLA Satellite Meeting will be closed on the 1st of August. We have only a few seats left. Register now to make sure you reserve your seat!