Satellite Conference “Transforming LIS education for professionals in a global world”

Draft programme and keynotes: 

IFLA Global vision has highlighted an active role of libraries participating in the UN’s 2030 Agenda to contribute to the achievement of strategic goals for sustainable development. In an increasingly global world, using the opportunities of technology, professionals find themselves extending the traditional role with a new professional ethic. The Satellite Conference starting from the scenario described by the White Paper published by the BSLISE Group (Building Strong LIS education) will stimulate the discussion in one day and half of interactive conversations (30-31 August) led by the Sessions Chairs: Javarani Raju (IFLA SET – Co-Chair BSLISE), Kevin Rioux (ASIS&T SIG ED), Anna Maria Tammaro and Krystyna Matusiak (IFLA LTR), with two keynotes: David Lankes and Lynn Silipigni Connaway. The conclusions will be done by Theo Bothma (Chair IFLA LTR)-

David Lankes

David Lankes is a professor and the director of the University of South Carolina’s School of Library and Information Science. Lankes has always been interested in combining theory and practice to create active research projects that make a difference. His work has been funded by organizations such as The MacArthur Foundation, The Institute for Library and Museum Services, NASA, The U.S. Department of Education, The U.S. Department of Defense, The National Science Foundation, The U.S. State Department, and The American Library Association.

Lankes is a passionate advocate for libraries and their essential role in today’s society earning him the American Library Association’s Ken Haycock Award for Promoting Librarianship in 2016. He also seeks to understand how information approaches and technologies can be used to transform industries. In this capacity he has served on advisory boards and study teams in the fields of libraries, telecommunications, education, and transportation including at the National Academies. He has been a visiting fellow at the National Library of Canada, The Harvard School of Education, and was the first fellow of ALA’s Office for Information Technology Policy. His book,The Atlas of New Librarianship won the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature.

Lynn Silipigni Connaway

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., is Director of Library Trends and User Research and leads the User Studies research at OCLC Research. She is the Past President of the Association of Information Science & Technology (ASIS&T) and was the Chair of the American Library Association (ALA) Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Value of Academic Libraries Committee. Lynn held the Chair of Excellence position at the Departmento de Biblioteconomía y Documentación at the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, was a Visiting Researcher in the Department of Information Studies, University of Sheffield and a Visiting Scholar at the Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen, Denmark. She has received research funding from the IMLS in the US and Jisc and the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK. Lynn was the project lead on the ALA ACRL “Action-Oriented Research Agenda on Library Contributions to Student Learning and Success.” Dr. Connaway is the co-author of the 4th and 5th editions of Basic Research Methods for Librarians and of the 6th edition, titled Research Methods in Library and Information Science. Prior to joining OCLC Research, she was the Vice-President of Research and Library Systems at NetLibrary, the director of the Library and Information Services Department at the University of Denver, and on the faculty of the Library and Informational Science program at the University of Missouri, Columbia. To find out more about Dr. Connaway, visit