[A2k] Marrakesh at Libraries for an inclusive society, 24-25 October 2016 in Vilnius
teresa.hackett at eifl.net
Fri Apr 29 13:37:41 PDT 2016
The Lithuanian Library for the Blind, on the occasion of its 50th
anniversary and to mark Library Year in Lithuania, is organizing an
international conference 'Libraries for an inclusive society' on 24-25
October 2016 in Vilnius.
The goal of the conference is to encourage a dialogue to realize the full
potential of people with disabilities to participate in social, cultural
and economic life by developing inclusive library services both at national
level and across country borders. Public, academic and special librarians,
policy-makers, researchers and professionals at institutions serving people
with disabilities are invited to attend.
The keynote speaker is Victoria Owen, Chief Librarian at the University of
Toronto Scarborough <http://labiblioteka.lt/konferencija/en_GB/>.
The first day will have plenary and thematic sessions on 'Reaching out:
successful practices of inclusive services in libraries' and 'Strengthening
library capacity to develop inclusive services'.
The second day is a workshop on 'Copyright solutions for inclusive library
services', featuring the Marrakesh Treaty for persons with print
The conference is sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of
Lithuania <http://old.lrkm.lt/go.php/lit/English>, the Lithuanian Council
for Culture <http://www.ltkt.lt/en/>, and Library Year 2016.
The conference partners are EIFL and the Latvian Library Association
<http://www.bibliotekari.lv/?page_id=31>. EIFL is advising on the programme
The conference languages are Lithuanian and English. Registration opens on
10 July 2016.
The conference website is here <http://labiblioteka.lt/konferencija/en_GB/>
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