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PROGRAM 2024

LIBRARIES AS SPACES FOR DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION AND COMMUNITY WELLBEING

May 29th 2024 – Sforza Castle, Milan

PROGRAM

9.00-9.30

Welcome space and registration

Chairman: Matei Stanciugelu

9.30 – 10.00 Welcome coffee

10.00 – 10.30

Opening remarks

Laura Ballestra, Presidente nazionale Associazione Italiana Biblioteche

10.30 – 11.15

Keynote speaker: Jill Bourne
City Librarian and Director of Libraries, San José, California(US)

For current generations of librarians, the essential role of safeguarding knowledge and access has been impacted by multiple technological revolutions. Technological advancements are wondrous, but often exclude the most vulnerable residents in society, as innovation edges out older generations and low-income households, AI threatens to replace many service industry employment options, and social media presents a version of truth with no commitment to accuracy or privacy. In this landscape, libraries are uniquely able to understand and authentically connect to their communities, and this embodiment of integrity and public trust has immense value. In San José, known as the “Capitol of Silicon Valley,” this trusted role shaped the City’s Digital Equity and Empowerment Strategy, with the Library leading local, regional, statewide, and national policy development. 

11.15 – 11.45

Valeria Abdal
Co-Founder of “Children of Heroes” Charity Fund

Main topics:

  • Strategic long-term assistance to children who lost one or both parents during the war in Ukraine.
  • How the fund functions: mission & vision, team.
  • Individual approach to work with affected families.
  • Overview of our supporting programs.
  • Types of support needed.
  • Successful and life-changing stories in the lives of children of the Fund.
  • Building the fund’s reputation and attracting partnerships.

Here the detailed program.

11.45 – 12.00 Break

12.00 – 13.15

Panels / Ignite talks + Q&A

13.15 – 13.30

Brief speeches by partners and supporters

13.30 – 14.30 Brown bag lunch

14.30 – 16.00

Parallel workshops

1_Workshop “What are our library leaders thinking about the future?
In a direct live connection with the Dutch Annual Library Innovation conference there is direct international discussion on important foresights world wide on our library future…
Speakers: Erik Boekesteijn, Senior Advisor, National Library of the Netherlands and Member, Storyhouse Board of Directors, and David Lankes, Virginia & Charles Bowden Professor of Librarianship, University of Texas at Austin, School of Information

What are our library leaders thinking about the future? Erik Boekesteijn interviewed many library leaders from around the world and put them together in one documentary video. David Lankes and Erik share their words and insights while facilitating discussion. Get ideas and inspiration from interviews shared by our worldwide travelers and amazing storytellers along with wonderful, forward-thinking library leaders including Lidewij Edelkoort, Trend forecaster, publisher, humanitarian, design educator and exhibition curator; Charlotte Grün, Ontwerper, (design) researcher en Creatief Strateeg Studio; Gene Tan, Chief Librarian & Chief Innovation Officer, National Library Board, Singapore; Sandra Hirsh, Associate Dean, Academics College of Professional and Global Education, San Jose State University; Jane Cowell, President Australian Library and Information Association; Nick Poole, Chief Executive of CILIP, UK.

2_Workshop on active citizenship
Mike WaldronConsultant International Active Citizenship

Mike is a well practiced international facilitator and programme designer with over thirty years experience in working with communities, especially young leaders to develop their capacity to become proactive change makers. In this workshop Mike will lead some dynamic and hopefully fun activities, to hear stories, share experiences and draw out ideas for how libraries can serve as spaces for dialogue and participation, and how small groups of people, convened in active citizenship, can lead by example in catalysing change in the their wider communities.

16.00 – 16.15 Break

16.15-17.45

Panels / Ignite talks + Q&A

17.45-18.00

Final wrap up

The program is currently under construction.

Last update 2024/05/07

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JOIN US

May 29th 2024 – Sforza Castle, Milan

Get ready for a day of content about co-learning, participatory, engaging meetings, great keynote speakers, Get2Gether moment, labs and ignite talks.

Occupy Library / Stelline Conference 2024 will be an in-person enchanting experience.

Timeline, registration & fees:

Registration for the interested participants starts with January 15th 2024.

The participation fee is € 199 (+ VAT for Italian participants).

The fee includes a welcome kit, coffee break and lunch, and a guided tour of the libraries of Milan.

Should you have queries about visa, transportation or secretariat related issues please contact as soon as possible: occupylibrary@ convegnostelline.it


Do you have something you want to share with library professionals from all over the world? 

Share your experience and get the chance to enter the stage of Occupy Library 2024.

Now is the time to send in your proposal!

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Occupy Library Conference – MAY 29th 2024, Milan –Final call for papers and contributions

Occupy Library / Stelline Conference 2024 is looking for contributions who showcase initiatives where technology, in particular artificial intelligence has contributed to both digital transformation and increased personal and community wellbeing. 

The contributions can be sent as a presentation format, workshops, labs, posters and ignite talks.

Specific themes:

  1. AI (artificial intelligence) for personal and professional development;
  2. Library services based on community technological needs;
  3. Community wellbeing in times of crises – the role libraries play;
  4. Library services which unite communities.

To submit a contribution to the event, access the link here and fill in the form:

The final extended deadline for submitting a proposal is the 20th of April 2024.

Submission Formats

Occupy Library / Stelline Conference invites submissions on the conference theme and topics, comprising of any of the following content directions:

   1. future-oriented, thought leadership pieces arising out of current experiences.

    2. presentation of innovative services.

    3. work in progress or pilot descriptions, sufficiently mature to warrant attention. 

    4. best practice and case studies specifying requirements, challenges or opportunities.

When submitting a proposal, speakers can choose the best format for the content they intend to deliver from the list of options below:

  1. presentations: mature works that showcase ideas, best practices and case studies, illustrating the methods used and opening up a discussion on the on the topic and its issues.
  2.  posters: visually-inspiring displays of a completed or ongoing initiative, processes and results.
  3. labs or workshops: lively panel sessions, consisting of interactive meetings, demos or exhibitions, games related to the theme and the topics of the conference.
  4. ignite talks: 5-minute speed speeches on the topics of the conference.

Selection Criteria 

The Conference Programme Committee  will select proposals based on the following criteria: 

    originality/innovation 

    method/elaboration 

    interest/engagement 

    impact/emplication 

    relevance  

Guidance and Notes on Submitting

1. Accepted contributions will be limited to one proposal per author. Similarly, we aim to avoid more than one presentations on a single initiative/project.

2.Submissions advertising commercial products and/or services will not be considered.

3. Only submissions in English will be considered, in line with the official language of the conference.

4. For all proposals, the Conference Programme Committee may accept an abstract. Authors are encouraged to submit their accepted abstracts for publication as an English-language supplement of the leading scientific journal Biblioteche Oggi in the September issue.

Abstract length should be a minimum of 300 words and should not exceed 500 words (for all forms suggested above).

Timeline, registration & fees:

Call for papers and proposals: December 27th 2023 – April 20th 2024

Communication for accepted authors: April 22nd – April 26th 2024

Confirmation of participation for contributors: April 29th – May 3rd 2024

The participation fee is € 149 (+ VAT for Italian participants) as an early bird until April 26th 2024.

After April 29th, the participating fee will be € 199 (+ VAT for Italian participants).

Selected authors will be charged the early bird fee.

We look forward to having in you in Milan!

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[ January 17, 2024 by admin 0 Comments ]

Which building will we “Occupy” for the conference in Milan?

Sforza Castle, one of the largest in Europe.

Throughout history this imposing complex has played many roles: defensive fortress, ducal residence and military barracks. Nowadays, its magnificent interior hosts Milano’s Municipal museums and other cultural institutions, but the castle grounds are fascinating in themselves, with large courtyards, massive walls, moat, towers, crenulated battlements and the green expanse of Parco Sempione. The castle’s origins date back to 1358 – 1368 when the first nucleus was known as the Castello di Porta Giovia and was used as a residence but mainly as a military defensive complex by Galeazzo II Visconti, Duke of Milano. Over the centuries, the Castello expanded until it became one of the main military citadels in seventeenth-century Europe. At the end of the fifteenth century, Leonardo da Vinci worked here, under the patronage of Ludovico il Moro. After extensive renovation, his celebrated wall painting in the Sala delle Asse was opened to the public on the 500th anniversary of his death. Since 1896 the iconic red-brick Castello Sforzesco has been home to one of the city’s most extensive art collections.

Castello Sforzesco
Piazza Castello, 20121 Milano MI

METRO LINE:
Red line (M1): Cairoli and Cadorna FN
Green line (M2): Lanza and Cadorna FN

TRAM:
Line 1, 2, 4, 12, 14.

BUS:
Line 50, 57, 58, 85.

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Registration Open

Registration Open for Occupy Library / Stelline Conference 2024

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Occupy Library Conference moves in 2024 to Milan

Occupy Library 2024 will be hosted next year in Italy, by the Stelline Conference. It will take place in Milan, within May 29th, at Sforza Castle. More information will follow soon!

[ June 22, 2022 by admin 0 Comments ]

What happens after Occupy Library 2022?

Occupy Library 2022 has just passed, but innovation has no boundaries.

The two days of formative/funky/fab content about sustainability have reached an end, but our desire to change the local communities, and to share and learn best practices with innovators from all around the world continues.

What Happens Next?

Attendee or Speaker Certifications

If you were a virtual or in-person attendee or speaker, please check your email (even the SPAM folder) to search for your certificate.

 

Tell Us Your Opinion About The Conference!

If you have been a virtual or in-person attendee or speaker, let us know your opinion about Occupy Library 2022, by filling this online form: https://forms.gle/ykyNuQrC2dmWprR19

Join the Occupy Library Innovators' Hub!

Join the Occupy Library Innovators’ Hub  Facebook Group and make your story echo louder! This group is created for the change-makers from all over the world, a virtual safe space where you can share & learn inspiring stories about the development of local communities.

Enter here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/occupylibraryhub/

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[ February 26, 2022 by admin 0 Comments ]

Occupy Library stands by Ukraine!

Dear friends, library professionals, partners and citizens of the world,

Our organization is watching with great concern the situation that continues to deteriorate in Ukraine. We must say that, at the beginning of our journey, when we first started to collaborate with libraries, CSOs, and other types of organizations that are neighboring us, in the Eastern Europe area, we had not foreseen this situation taking place. No one was prepared for this disruptive change and we can not even imagine what our friends from Ukraine are going through. Nonetheless, we stand by Ukraine and we are looking for ways to offer our support to its local communities and citizens!

 

Progress Foundation Romania believes that public libraries are at the heart of the local communities and our mission is to encourage and support them in becoming hubs of active citizenship. In times like this, when democracy is at risk, we are asking you dear partners, library and CSOs professionals, to stay safe and united, to encourage only the spread of information from reliable sources and to support, by your own means, our friends from Ukraine!

 

If you are open to offer your support, please see below a list of organizations where you can donate or help Ukraine:

 

If you are looking for accurate information about the situation, directly from Ukraine, please visit:

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[ November 10, 2021 by admin 0 Comments ]

Come Join Us at Occupy Library 2022 : The E+Libraries On The Rise !

Join Occupy Library – The E+Libraries On The Rise! on the 2nd and 3rd of June 2022!

Get Your Ticket Now!

Get ready for two days of content about empowerment, ecology, environment & economics. All in an E+Library extravaganza that will elevate your excitement and bring some well-deserved euphoria!

 

Occupy Library 2022 will be a hybrid experience. You can join us LIVE, in Bucharest, or relax at home and attend remotely from the platform Hopin.com.

Types Of Tickets – Attendees

As an attendee, you have the option to join the conference online, by getting a Virtual Ticket, or you can travel to Bucharest in order to meet other innovators LIVE, at the Goethe-Institut Bukarest by getting the Offline Ticket or The Premium Offline Ticket.

 

1. The Virtual Ticket

With the Virtual Ticket you can watch for FREE most of the content from Bucharest, LIVE from Goethe-Institut Bukarest, as well as the online content, created by our Speakers from all around the globe!

  • Can attend the event from anywhere in the world
  • Can access only the content from the online event (will include online sessions and some offline sessions)*
  • Needs a Hopin.com account
  • Needs good internet connection & a laptop/ PC
  • Free

*Without the Premium Content Package, that can be achieved separately. Stay tuned to discover more!

2. The Offline Ticket

With the Offline Ticket you can participate LIVE at the offline event in Bucharest, that will take place at Goethe-Institut Bukarest. You will also have access to all the online content from Hopin.com

  • Access to the live event in Bucharest, Romania
  • Can access the online & the offline content of the event
  • Premium Content Package included
  • Live Matchmaking Cafe – access to networking with other innovators
  • Coffee & lunch break included
  • E+Goody-Bags included
  • Opportunity to discover Bucharest
  • Having our support for all the travelling process
  • Needs to secure accommodation & transport
  • Full Price 175€ 

 

 

 

2. The Premium Offline Ticket

With the Offline Ticket you can participate LIVE at the offline event in Bucharest, that will take place at Goethe-Institut Bukarest. and you will have the opportunity to network and be inspired by all the innovation present at the Fab & Funky Festive Dinner.

  • Access to the live event in Bucharest, Romania
  • Access to the Fab & Funky Festive Dinner
  • Can access the online & the offline content of the event
  • Premium Content Package included
  • Live Matchmaking Cafe – access to networking with other innovators
  • Coffee & lunch break included
  • E+Goody-Bags included
  • Opportunity to discover Bucharest
  • Having our support for all the travelling process
  • Needs to secure accommodation & transport
  • Full Price 220€ 

 

 

 

After completing the form, please pay your ticket prices (and take into consideration international bank fees) using the details below.

 

Types Of Tickets – Speakers

 

To be a speaker for Occupy Library 2022 means that your position as a contributor for the conference was confirmed by us on email. Please keep in touch with us at occupylibrary@progressfoundation.ro, and follow the instructions that we have sent you by email.

 

Each speaker of the sessions must get one ticket for Occupy Library 2022:

  • if you are a confirmed online speaker, please get your virtual ticket
  • if you are a confirmed offline speaker, please opt for one of the two offline tickets and follow the instructions here.

Occupy Library 2022

The E+Libraries On The Rise!

Libraries can have a leading role on the path to sustainability, that’s why we will label them E+Libraries. E+ stems mainly from a new ECOLOGY of life, where less is consumed and more is shared. Libraries play a very important role in shaping more sustainable and responsible societies, not only by educating people, but also by becoming centers for testing new economic models, innovation and technology. We will welcome a great variety of contributions which showcase the endeavor of libraries for promoting circular economy and sustainable communities.

The main themes of Occupy Library 2022 – The E+Libraries On The Rise are:
  • Engaging community in rethinking, repurposing and remanufacturing, recycling
  • Empowerment for repair, reuse and recover
  • Educating for a sustainable Planet

Occupy Library ® is an independent event organized by the Progress Foundation with the support of Next Library® and in co-operation with the Occupy Library Steering committee,  in partnership with Goethe-Institut Bukarest, conference partners and sponsors.

For any additional inquiries please contact occupylibrary@progressfoundation.ro
We reserve the right to alterations & surprises!

 

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[ June 3, 2021 by admin 0 Comments ]

Occupy Library 2022 – The E+Libraries On The Rise!

In June 2022 we invite you to Bucharest to the second edition of the Occupy Library Conference: Occupy Library 2022 – The E+Libraries On The Rise!

 

Libraries can have a leading role on the path to sustainability, that’s why we will label them E+Libraries.

E+ stems mainly from a new ECOLOGY of life, where less is consumed and more is shared. Libraries play a very important role in shaping more sustainable and responsible societies, not only by educating people, but also by becoming centers for testing new economic models, innovation and technology.

In 2022 we expect you to Occupy Libraries with concepts like: environment, equity, engagement, empowerment, empathy, entertainment, economics. All in an E+Library extravaganza that will elevate your excitement and bring some well-deserved euphoria.

We will welcome a great variety of contributions which showcase the endeavor of libraries for promoting circular economy and sustainable communities.

 

Follow us for news on: www.occupylibrary.net