The Cyprian Norwid Regional and City Public Library in Zielona Góra (WiMBP)
invites you to participate in a Polish scientific conference on the topic:
Libraries of multipossibilities. New technologies and new spaces.
(Zielona Góra, 4-5 December 2018)
Organiser: The Cyprian Norwid Regional and City Public Library in Zielona Góra (WiMBP)
The Institute of Information and Library Science at Wrocław University
The Institute of Information Science at The Pedagogical University of Cracow
The Józef Wybicki City Public Library in Sopot, Sopoteka
Conference venue: The Cyprian Norwid Regional and City Public Library in Zielona Góra (WiMBP), al. Wojska Polskiego 9, 65-077 Zielona Góra
Technological progress and the development of user needs generate various possibilities for libraries. In addition to traditional functions, libraries begin to implement an open and hybrid library model. They also acknowledge the function of "the library as the third place" formulated by Ray Oldenburg. It is even said that there has been a real library boom in recent years. How do libraries undergo these changes (in terms of architecture, technology and dissemination) and do they sacrifice their "identity" of public libraries?; what is the organizational culture of libraries described nowadays by Prof. dr hab. Elżbieta Barbara Zybert in her publications, and, finally, do the changes really need a "noisy" promotion? How to convince librarians and users to make the necessary changes? How to interest the media in the promotion of new library services? What are the limits of new offers? Consequently, what should be done so that the "third place" does not replace the most important functions of libraries?
The premise of the conference is a confrontation of views and opinions of theoreticians and practitioners from the country and abroad on the subject of the space of contemporary multi-functional facilities, including multimedia libraries - architectural, social and virtual space (cloud library), cultural, educational and scientific space, the recipient's space, the librarian's and animator's space and the space of collections. An important goal is to present the most interesting architectural and functional solutions (from media libraries in Wrocław to Sopoteka in Sopot). We will discuss added values ascribed to contemporary libraries: culture (the ability to adapt it to contemporary space and libraries), new technologies in libraries (e-services) and their acceptance by users as well as implementations and modernizations in large and smaller public libraries.
The governmental program for enabling and inspiring infrastructural changes in public libraries remains the leading inspiration for the scientific debate: the Multi-Year Culture + Programme (from 2011), Priority "Library + Library Infrastructure 2011-2015" and National Readership Development Programme from 2016, Priority 2 "Library Infrastructure 2016-2020" .
We hope that a creative meeting of theoreticians and practitioners and an exchange of contacts and experiences will result in further investments strengthening the potential of public libraries, favoring the development of their offers and the role played by these cultural institutions in local communities.
The Scientific Board of the conference includes:
Dr Andrzej Buck (the Cyprian Norwid Regional and City Public Library in Zielona Góra),
Dr Przemysław Bartkowiak, the Cyprian Norwid Regional and City Public Library in Zielona Góra,
Dr hab. Małgorzata Czerwińska, professor (Zielona Góra University),
Dr hab. Dariusz Grygrowski (Warsaw University),
Dr hab. Małgorzata Góralska (Wrocław University),
Dr hab. Tomasz Kruszewski (Mikołaj Kopernik University of Toruń)
Krystyna Laskowicz (The F. Ceynowa City Public Library in Rumia),
Dr hab. Grzegorz Nieć, prof. UP (The Pedagogical University of Cracow),
Andrzej Ociepa (The City Public Library in Wrocław),
Leszek Palus (The Łukasz Górnicki City Public Library, Book Gallery in Oświęcim),
Ilona Ratajczak (Public Library of Wschowa Town and Municipality),
Dr hab. Michał Rogoż, prof. UP (The Pedagogical University of Cracow),
Prof. Ph Dr. Jiří Trávníček (The Literature Institute of the Czech Science Academy in the Czech Republic),
Roman Wojciechowski (The Józef Wybicki City Public Library in Sopot), Sopoteka
Jerzy Woźniakiewicz (Regional Public Library in Cracow).
Anna Polus (the Cyprian Norwid Regional and City Public Library in Zielona Góra),
Dr Paweł Kalisz (the Cyprian Norwid Regional and City Public Library in Zielona Góra),
Dr Paweł Karp (the Cyprian Norwid Regional and City Public Library in Zielona Góra),
Dr Dawid Kotlarek (the Cyprian Norwid Regional and City Public Library in Zielona Góra),
Ewa Mielczarek (the Cyprian Norwid Regional and City Public Library in Zielona Góra),
Monika Simonjetz (the Cyprian Norwid Regional and City Public Library in Zielona Góra),
The conference will be interdisciplinary. The conference language will be Polish. The Scientific Board of the conference reserves the right to select particular topics from the papers submitted. Speakers whose papers have been accepted by the Scientific Board will be informed by e-mail by 15th October 2018. The organizers envisage the following timings for presentations: long papers - 20 minutes, short papers - 10 minutes. Please save presentations in PowerPoint format (ppt 97-2013). For the duration of the conference, computers and multimedia projectors will be provided by us. The conference program will be announced in a separate press release. All information will be published on the conference website - http://konferencja.norwid.net.pl/
The fee for each participant involved in the conference as a speaker accepted by the Scientific Board is 250 zł (zlotys), and is 150 zł for other participants in the conference.
VAT is not included if the conference fee is covered in at least 70% from public funds.
The fee covers organizing costs, conference materials, food and participation in accompanying events.
The fee must be paid by 15th November, to the following account: Bank BZ WBK - branch in Zielona Góra - 59 1090 1535 0000 0000 5301 9070
Please put as the title of the transfer "Libraries of multipossibilities. New technologies and new spaces", along with your name.
If you are interested in participating in the conference, please fill out the questionnaire (the declaration of participation) and send it by post or e-mail, and, in case of speakers, a brief abstract of your proposed paper (up to 1000 characters) by 30 September 2018, to:
Dr. Przemysław Bartkowiak (conference Secretary)
The organizers would like to publish the conference papers in “Zielona Góra Library Studies” (Zielonogórskie Studia Bibliotekoznawcze), so please provide texts of proposed papers. The deadline is 15th January 2019. Detailed instructions for publication will be posted in due course on the conference website - http://konferencja.norwid.net.pl/.
We look forward to your participation in the conference,
Yours faithfully, on behalf of the Scientific Board,
Dr. Andrzej Buck Director of The Cyprian Norwid Regional and City Public Library
Dr Przemysław Bartkowiak Conference Secretary