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Wednesday, July 30Wednesday, July 30







internal / informal meetings EUCLID / ALISE





Thursday, July 31Thursday, July 31





 8:30 -  9:30




 9:45 - 10:45


Opening Session:

Official Opening by Minister of Research and Culture Brandenburg
Ms. Prof. Dr. Wanka, and Vice President of University of Applied Sciences - FH Potsdam  Ms. Prof. Dr. Jank

The Importance of the EUCLID-ALISE conference
Ole Harbo, Denmark

Welcome by Hans-Christoph Hobohm on behalf of KIBA
Welcome by Ragnar Audunson on behalf of EUCLID
Welcome by Ismail Abdullahi on behalf of ALISE International Relations Committee

Keynote Address:
"Whither Library Education"
Michael Gorman - Dean of Library Services, California State University, Fresno, USA



10:45 - 11:00


coffee break
sponsored by Blackwell's Book Services


 11:00 - 12:30


Session 1    Moderator Ragnar Audunson

Professional values in Norwegian Librarianship
Robert Vaagan (Norway)

Change Implications Related to Electronic Educational Ressources.
Linda Ashroft (UK)

Transformation of LIS Studies in Poland and its Sources.
Bronislawa Wozniczka-Paruzel (Poland) 


12:30 - 14:00


Lunch and sightseeing walk


 14:00 - 15:30


Session 2     Moderator Ian Johnson   

The Relationship between Schools of Library and Information Science and the Field of Practice: Building a skills Portfolio for Information Professionals.
Alan Brine and John Feather (UK)

LIS Programs Reflecting the Needs of ALM Community.
Sanjica Faletar, Marina Dragija-Ivanovic and Tatjana Aparac-Jelušic (Croatia)

Excellence in Learning Environments – Implementing a Quality Management System for Enabling and Institutionalizing Continuous Advancement.
Josef Herget (Switzerland)


15:30 - 15:45


coffee break
sponsored by Blackwell's Book Services



15:45 - 17:30


Session 3     Moderator Leif Lørring

A Study of International Issues in Library and Information Science (LIS) Education: Survey of LIS Schools in Europe, The USA and Canada.
Ismail Abdullahi (USA) Leif Kajberg (Denmark)

Change and Innovation in European LIS Education.
Sirje Virkus (Estonia) and Lawraine Wood (UK)

Educational Situation in Library and Information Science in Latvia.
Iveta Gudakovska and Baiba Holma (Latvia)


17:30 - 19:00



drinks sponsored by EBSCO

EUCLID - ALISE Business Meetings





Friday, August 1Friday, August 1





9:00 - 10:30


Session 4     Moderator Hans-Christoph Hobohm

The Role of LIS-faculty in the Information Literate University: Taking over the Academy.
Bill Johnston and Sheila Webber (UK)

From the Research Lab to the Classroom: Just-in-time Delivery.
James M. Turner (Canada)

Continuing Education of Librarians in Croatia: Problems and Prospects.
Alexandra Horvat (Croatia)  


10:30 - 10:45


coffee break
sponsored by Dynix



 10:45 - 12:15


Session 5    Moderator Linda Ashcroft

Diversity, Capabilities and Expectation in European LIS Education.
Katarzyna Zurawska (Poland)

Interdependence Between Educators and Practitioner in the Recruitment and Development of Diverse Professional Leaders.
Betty J. Turock (USA).

An Assessment of LIS Curricula and the Field of Practice in the Commercial Libraries Sector.
Liz Blankson-Hemans and Betty Jo Hibberd (UK) 


12:15 - 13:15




 13:15 - 14:45


Session 6    Moderator Wallace Koehler

Student Perceptions of the Effectiveness of Web-based Distance Education.
Vicki L Gregory (USA)

Changes in the Delivery of the Curriculum in Higher Education in the UK. Staff Issues in the Development and Delivery of e-learning in Information and Computing Courses.
Robert Newton (UK)

Curricular Changes in Restructuring Library and Information Education in Ukraine.
Vasyl Sheyko (Ukraine).


14:45 - 15:00


coffee break
sponsored by Dynix



15:00 - 16:30


Session 7    Moderator Ismail Abdulahi

Are you making any Impact? Research, Professional Practice, and Government Policy Making.
Ian M. Johnson, Caroline Warell, Graeme Baxter and Dorothy Williams (UK).

Place of Community-Based Service Learning in Faculty Scholarship.
Mary M. Wagner (USA)

Curricular Changes and Core Skill for the Information Professionals?
J. Urbamija and P. Juznic (Slovenia).


16:30 - 17:00


Closing Session


18:00 - ?


Excursions - River Boat (optional)








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