Presentations From: The Homeless and the Libraries – The Right to Information and Knowledge For All
The following presentations are from a satellite program (IFLA 2012) that took place on August 10, 2012 at the Tallinn Central Library; Tallinn, Estonia.
It was sponsored by the Talllinn Library and IFLA’s Library Services to People with Special Needs Section.
Presentations were recently made available on the IFLA web site.
Speaker–Ms. Angie Kelleher
“Not Just a Place to Sleep: Homeless Perspectives on Libraries in Central Michigan”
Angie Kelleher is an Associate Professor and Access Services Librarian at Alma College. She holds a Master of Social Work degree, along with her MLIS degree.
Speaker–Ms. Violet China Radiporo
“The Homeless and the Libraries-the Right to Information and Knowledge for All”
Ms. Violet China Radiporo, University of Botswana Library, P/Bag 00390 Gaborone, Botswana
“What Kind of Services Supply to the Homeless Community?”
Head of the Department of Studies and Research, Bibliothèque publique d’information
Speaker–Dr. Vivekanand Jain
“Empowering the Poor with Right to Information and Library Services”
Dr. Vivekanand Jain, Deputy Librarian, Banaras Hindu University, Central Library, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Dr. Sanjiv Saraf, Deputy Librarian, Central Library, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Speaker–Ms. Sanja Bunić
Libraries and the Homeless: Experiences, Challenges and Opportunities”
Sanja Bunić, Zagreb City Libraries, Starčevićev trg 6, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Speaker–Ms. Suzanne Bernsmann
“Lowering the Threshold to Libraries with Social Media“
Suzanne Bernsmann, Stiftung Digitale Chancen, Project Manager
Fasanenstr. 3, D-10623 Berlin
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.