15 July 2015
WLIC 2015: Do THEY have the right to information?
IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2015
81st IFLA General Conference and Assembly
Cape Town, South Africa
Theme:“Do THEY have the right to information? Library Services to People Who are Homeless, Incarcerated, or with Mental Difficulties”
Organized by Library Services to People with Special Needs Section (LSN) and Public Libraries Section (PLS)
Day: August 17, 2015
Library Service to the Homeless
"Why they need us and why we hesitate: the homeless in the library"
Sanja Bunic, Manager of Library Service for the Homeless and Volunteer Coordinator, Zagreb City Libraries, Croatia
"It takes a village - how public libraries collaborate with community agencies to serve the homeless in the United States"
Nancy Bolt, President, Nancy Bolt & Associates, Denver, Colorado
Library Service to People with Mental Difficulties
"Librarians under crisis call: supporting the mental health challenges through policy, social media, and resource"
Raymond Pun, Reference and Research Services Librarian, New York University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
"Library - Meeting Place and Resource Center: Facing new technologies and computer games for seniors and seniors with dementia."
Lena Hillestad, Project Manager, Drammen Bibliotek, Drammen, Norway
Library Service to the Incarcerated
"Library service to prisoners in Taiwan: an overview, lessons, and challenges"
Li-Hsiang Lai, Ph.D, Associate Researcher, National Library of Public Information, Taiwan
"Books open up worlds: Examples of prison library services in Germany and selected countries from all over the world."
Gerd Peschers, Chair of the Association for the Promotion of Prison Libraries, Head Librarian, Prison Münster, Germany