World Library and Information Congress:
78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly In Helsinki, Finland from 11-17 August 2012

IFLA's Library Services to People with Special Needs Satellite Program

The Homeless and the Libraries - The Right to Information and Knowledge For All

Tallinn Central Library
Tallinn, Estonia, 10 August 2012
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM 

Home Program Registration Directions
09:00 to 09:30 AM Registration and Coffee
09:30 to 09:35 AM Welcome by Triinu Seppam, Director of Library Services, Tallinn Central Library
09:35 to 09:40 AM Introduction to Program and to Moderator 
by Veronica L C Stevenson-Moudamane, Chair of LSN
09:40 to 09:45 AM Introduction to Keynote Speaker 
by Moderator Kay Raseroka (IFLA Past President)
09:50 to 10:25 AM

Keynote Speech by Dr. Ismail Abdullahi

Keynote Title:  "Libraries as a Human Right: Providing Equal Library Services for the Homeless Population." 

Speaker Info:
Associate Professor, North Carolina Central University School of Library and Information Sciences,
ALA Councilor-at-LargeChair,  ALA Committee on Education (COE)

10:30 to 10:45 AM

First Speaker--Dr. Wallace Koehler

Proposal Title: "Professional Ethics, The Homeless and The Libraries"

Speaker Info:
Director/Professor Master of Library and Information Science Program, Odum Library--Valdosta State University

10:50 to 11:05 AM

Second Speaker--Mr. Thomas H. Muggleton

Proposal Title: Public Libraries and the Difficulties of Targeting the Homeless

Speaker Info:
Former MSc student at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

11:10 to 11:25 AM

Third Speaker--Ms. Angie Kelleher

Proposal Title:Not Just a Place to Sleep:  Homeless Perspectives on Libraries in Central Michigan

Speaker Info:
Angie Kelleher is an Associate Professor and Access Services Librarian at Alma College.  She holds a Master of Social Work degree, along with her MLIS degree. 

11:30 to 11:45 AM

Fourth Speaker--Ms. Violet China Radiporo

Proposal Title: "The Homeless and the Libraries-the Right to Information and Knowledge for All

Speaker Info:
University of Botswana Library, P/Bag 00390 Gaborone, Botswana

11:50 to 12:00 PM Questions and Answers
12:00 to 01:30 PM Lunch (on own) and option to tour Library
01:30 to 01:45 PM

Fifth Speaker--Francoise Gaudet

Proposal Title: What Kind of Services Supply to the Homeless Community?

Speaker Info: 
Head of the Department of Studies and Research, Bibliothèque publique d'information

01:50 to 02:05 PM

Sixth Speaker--Dr. Vivekanand Jain

Proposal Title: Empowering the Poor with Right to Information and Library Services

Speaker(s) Info:
Deputy Librarian, Banaras Hindu University, Central Library, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221005 India
Joint Author: 
Dr. Sanjiv Saraf, Deputy Librarian, Central Library, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi – 221005 India

02:10 to 02:25 PM

Seventh Speaker--Ms. Sanja Bunić

Proposal Title: "Libraries and the Homeless: Experiences, Challenges and Opportunities"

Speaker Info: 
Sanja Bunić, Zagreb City Libraries, Starčevićev trg 6, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

02:30 to 02:55 PM

Eighth Speaker--Ms. Suzanne Bernsmann

Proposal Title:  "Lowering the Threshold to Libraries with Social Media"

Speaker Info:
Suzanne Bernsmann, Stiftung Digitale Chancen, Project Manager
Fasanenstr. 3, D-10623 Berlin

Ninth Speaker--Ms. Chun-Hsiang Chen Proposal Title: " How to Make it Possible to Bridge the Gap Between Information Outsiders and the General Public" Speaker Info:
Postdoctoral Fellow at The Research Center for Science and Technology for Learning, 
National Central University, Taiwan (R.O.C.)  No.300, Jhongda Rd., Jhongli City, Taoyuan County 32001, Taiwan

03:00 to 03:15 PM Questions and Answers
03:15 to 03:30 PM Closing Remarks--Veronica L C Stevenson-Moudamane, Chair of LSN
03:45 to 04:45 PM Reception at Marcus' Pub ( ) located in same building as library.