Join us and speakers from across the globe [September 16-September 18, 2020] to reflect on the past 700 years and the importance of libraries in the modern-day.
The conference will consider the past, present and future of libraries in this broad context and will gather academics from relevant disciplines, leading practitioners from the world of libraries and archives, and specialists from the world of media, science, and communication to discuss and debate the place of libraries.
Hear from a wide-ranging panel of speakers including Sandra Collins, National Librarian of Ireland, Mark Thompson, former CEO of New York Times, former Director General of the BBC and Buhle Mbambo-Thata, University Librarian, National Library of Lesotho plus many more.
The conference is free to all but registration is a must as the event will be online, book your place.
The 700th anniversary gives an opportunity to reflect on the role that libraries have played and continue to play in society.
Keynote topics will include, ‘Protests, pavements and libraries: the appearance, disappearance and survival of makeshift libraries in a time of global unrest’ and ‘A library could be…’ considers the potential role of libraries in the future of society, a future where the challenge of the digital will threaten, but also provide opportunities.
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