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Welcome to Occupy Library - a formative/funky/fab/free-of-charge conference! Get ready for 4 days of inspiring stories, innovative ideas and networking with fellow library professionals from around the world. From 22 and 25 September, curious makers from around the world are awaiting for you!


Get your free ticket, until the last day of conference, and learn from those who have been there and have done that!



Occupy Library 2020 is an independent event organized by Progress Foundation, with the support of Next Library® and in co-operation with the Occupy Library Steering committee. 

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Schedule

· Stage
Let's Occupy Libraries! #OccupyLibrary2020
Opening session: welcome, highlights, rules, thanks & more
Ovidiu Ana Claudia Serbanuta Anca Rapeanu
· Stage
Keynote: Dr. Hannelore Vogt, Director of Cologne Public Library
Tinker and Try - What does the Cologne Public Library have to do with making knowledge cool?
Hannelore Vogt
· Sessions
Workshop: Responsive Community-Based Education, Online and Offline - Peer 2 Peer University
Hands-on workshop on practice and implementation of learning circles in libraries hosted by Nico Koenig and Grif Peterson from Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU)
Grif Peterson Nicole James Nico Koenig Becky Margraf
· Sessions
Presentations: Public spaces and community engagement
Four brilliant 15 minutes presentations on the topic, with our brilliant speakers from Turkey, Germany, Finland, and Ukraine
Britta Schmedemann Lepe Parviainen KATERYNA  ALEKSIEIENKO Taina Sahlander Sezin Romi
· Sessions
10 Ways to Engage with IFLA!
As a librarian, you’re a member of a truly global profession! Come and find out how you can join with others around the world through IFLA
Gerald Leitner Despina Gerasimidou Stephen Wyber Helen Mandl Kristīne Pabērza Ramiresa
· Sessions
Presentations: Serving Communities in Time of Crisis
Four inspiring 15 minutes presentations on the topic, with our fabulous speakers from Czech Republic, Denmark, Croatia, and USA
Nanna Damsgaard-Larsen Dunja Holcer Dina Mašina Delija Jan Delong Cecilie Lyneborg Jennifer Velasquez
· Sessions
Let's Talk! Let's Ignite Talk!
Five short-and-fast presentations from Denmark, Romania, Mexico, Germany, and USA - a speed-travel through ideas that is worth sharing
Pelin Robert Lotte Duwe Nielsen Jana Beckmann Janna Nikoleit Alejandra Quiroz Hernández Simone Stone
· Sessions
Workshop: Creating magical innovation in our libraries, with a little help from our peers
Open-themed interactive session organized by EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries)
Edvaldas Baltrunas Ramune Petuchovaite Ugne Lipeikaite Susan Schnuer
· Sessions
Turning Whispers Into Roars
The Library - The Gamechanger In Times Of Social Crisis, with Liz McGettigan, SOLUS
Liz McGettigan
· Networking
BYOB Networking Session
Get your wine, beer or gin glass, and join us in the Networking area for some random one-to-one short time!
· Stage
Opening Day 2 - Highlights and more
Introduction to day 2, highlights of the day
Anca Rapeanu
· Stage
Keynote: Dan Perjovschi, Artist
All my life I dreamed about living in a library
dan perjovschi
· Networking
Meet and Greet, coffee up
Let's grab a virtual coffee together in the Networking area. Bring your joy and love for library with you!
· Sessions
Presentations and Ignite talks: Serving communities in time of crisis
Two 15 minutes presentations from Goethe Institute - Bucharest and Tampere Public Library, followed by three ignite-talks from Lithuania, Moldova, and Ireland
Maedhbh Rogan Mariana Harjevschi Susanne Teichmann Jarkko Rikkilä Salla Hyökki Monika Straupytė
· Sessions
Workshop: A Journey into Active Citizenship: Parallel Experiences From Moldova, Romania and Ukraine
International partners from libraries and NGOs tell the story of their own journey into active citizenship.
Alexander Kozyrev KATERYNA  ALEKSIEIENKO Mihaela Mereuta Alina Nicola Manciu Aliona Darii Tatiana Mike  Waldron
· Sessions
Ignite talks: Public spaces and community engagement
Eight fantastic ignite-talks will take you through communities from Germany, Romania, Ecuador, and Moldova.
Natalia Ghimpu Diana Drozdovschi Aurelia Mircescu Ioana Crihana Jana Beckmann Janna Nikoleit Doina Vicol Svetlana Gumeni Mariana Lucia Marian
· Sessions
Workshop: Libraries Transform Communities through Dialogue
Build your skills for convening and facilitating community conversations on issues of importance.
Svetlana Gorokhova Ellen Knutson
· Sessions
Panel: Community Responses to Crisis
Can local responses to COVID-19 be applied at a national and international level? Stuart Hamilton and guests
Stuart Hamilton Franziska Baetcke Joris Eeraerts Jakob Petersen Silke Niermann Catherine Gallagher Tabitha Witherick
· Sessions
Presentations and Ignite talks: Active citizenship in analog and digital format
Three 15 minutes presentations from Romania, Croatia, and Ukraine, followed by two ignite-talks from Moldova, and Romania
Cristina Dicusar Tetiana Hranchak Denis Vincek Diana Lăcătușu Elena-Mariana Angheluta Lucian Mihai Dobroiu Maria Melente
· Expo
Let's EXPlOre the EXPO
Our partners are waiting for you in the Expo area. Take the time to say hello!
· Stage
Opening Day 3 - Highlights and more
Introduction to day 3, highlights of the day
Anca Rapeanu
· Stage
Artificial Intelligence and Beyond - with Eppo van Nispen tot Sevenaer and Erik Boekesteijn
Eppo van Nispen tot Sevenaer and Erik Boekesteijn will talk about innovation in the Cultural Sector
Eppo van Nispen tot Sevenaer erik boekesteijn
· Sessions
Matchmaking cafe
Let's meet in this informal virtual space and learn more about who's who!
Ovidiu Condurache
· Sessions
Presentations and Ignite talks: Emerging tech trends to empower communities
Three 15 minutes presentations from Denmark, Russia, and Romania, followed by two ignite-talks from Romania, and Moldova
Tymofti Stela Razvan Victor Sassu Marilena Chirita Anton Purnick Rasmus Fangel Vestergaard Liviu Pop
· Sessions
Presentations: Partnerships for strong democracies
How do libraries support stronger democratic communities? Let's explore these hard questions together with our speakers from Canada, Croatia and Moldova.
Jenn Carson Lidija Šajatović Miroslav Katic Maria Gonța Margarita Ursu
· Sessions
Panel Discussion: Lasting connections; future impact
A panel discussion about the past, present and the future of public librarieses, facilitated by Deborah Jacobs and Jessica Dorr
Marie Oestergaard Violeta Bunescu Jacek Królikowski Deborah  Jacobs Kristīne Pabērza Ramiresa Ramune Petuchovaite Jessica Dorr
· Expo
Expo FUN
Our partners are waiting for you in the Expo area. Take the time to say hello!
· Sessions
Panel Discussion: Overcoming the Barriers – The Life of Disabled People from Isolation to Integration
Join this panel discussion hosted by the National Library of Romania!
Marian Padure Mihai Tomescu Angela Repanovici Brian McNeilly Adriana  Borună
· Stage
Keynote: Asaf Bartov, Senior Program Officer at the Wikimedia Foundation
Libraries and Wikimedia: Natural Partners
Asaf Bartov
· Stage
Closing day 3, and a taste of the future
We need your thoughts and ideas, your feedback and answers, as we don't stop here: Occupy Library 2022 is coming!
Claudia Serbanuta
· Networking
Connect, please!
Met up in the Networking area - library lovers are waiting to make your acquaintance!
· Stage
Opening Day 4 - Highlights and more
Introduction to day 4, highlights of the day
Anca Rapeanu
· Stage
Christine Mackenzie and Erik Boekesteijn
Thoughts on current issues in libraries all over the world, and an open discussion with the participants.
erik boekesteijn Christine Mackenzie
· Sessions
Let's Talk! Let's Ignite Talk!
Join our colleagues from Denmark, Romania, Mexico, Germany, and USA for a speed-travel through their minds!
Ovidiu Ana Ludmila Panzari Sebastian Abresch Nicole James
· Sessions
PPPE... Public Private Philanthropic Partnership Enterprises!
Paula Kelly Paull, Progressive Momentum Excellence in Technology
Paula Kelly Paull
· Sessions
What did librarians' cooperation teach us? - with New Professionals Special Interest Group (IFLA)
Open-themed interactive session organized by New Professionals Special Interest Group (IFLA)
Paria Tajallipour Marija Šimunović Andrés Reinoso Magdalena Gomulka
· Stage
Keynote: Loida Garcia-Febo, Past President of the American Library Association
Librarians United: we are the ones we have been waiting for!
Loida Garcia-Febo
· Stage
You say Goodbye, We say Hello!
Let us thank you for your patience and participation, and tell you what's next!
Claudia Serbanuta Anca Rapeanu
· Networking
You say Goodbye, We say Hello!
Don't forget to exchange thoughts and contacts, too. See you soon, friends!
· Expo
You say Goodbye, We say Hello!
Don't forget to exchange thoughts and contacts, too. See you soon, friends!

Speakers

Marian Padure
Marian Padure

Expert

Marie Oestergaard
Marie Oestergaard

Director, Aarhus Public Libraries, Denmark

Mihai Tomescu
Mihai Tomescu

Research Assistant, Babeș-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Alexander Kozyrev
Alexander Kozyrev

Librarian, Luhansk Regional Library, Ukraine

Brian McNeilly
Brian McNeilly

Digital Accessibility Consultant

Angela Repanovici
Angela Repanovici

Professor, Transilvania University of Brașov, Romania

Gerald Leitner
Gerald Leitner

Secretary General, IFLA

Darii Tatiana
Darii Tatiana

Director, Hanceni Regional Library, Moldova

Manciu Aliona
Manciu Aliona

Director, Ungheni Regional Library, Moldova

Alina Nicola
Alina Nicola

Librarian, "Antim Ivireanul" Valcea County Library, Romania

Mihaela Mereuta
Mihaela Mereuta

Director, "G.T. Kirileanu" Neamt County Library, Romania

Ludmila Panzari
Ludmila Panzari

Deputy Director, "B.P. Hasdeu" Municipal Library of Chisinau, Moldova

Paria Tajallipour
Paria Tajallipour

Volunteer, NPSIG-IFLA

Franziska Baetcke
Franziska Baetcke

Director, Bibliomedia Switzerland

Stuart Hamilton
Stuart Hamilton

President, NAPLE

Maedhbh Rogan
Maedhbh Rogan

Senior Executive Librarian, Meath County Council Library Service, Ireland

Pelin Robert
Pelin Robert

Development and Outreach Coordinator, Progress Foundation, Romania

Lotte Duwe Nielsen
Lotte Duwe Nielsen

Project Manager of Next Library, Aarhus Public Libraries, Denmark

Nanna Damsgaard-Larsen
Nanna Damsgaard-Larsen

Literature expert, Herlev Library, Denmark

Edvaldas Baltrunas
Edvaldas Baltrunas

Programme Coordinator, EIFL-PLIP

Britta Schmedemann
Britta Schmedemann

Diversity Manager, Bremen City Library, Germany

Ovidiu Ana
Ovidiu Ana

Development Manager, Progress Foundation, Romania

Andrés Reinoso
Andrés Reinoso

Senior Librarian, Bialet Maseé Library of the Argentine Ministry of Labor, Argentina

Marija Šimunović
Marija Šimunović

Senior Librarian, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Ovidiu Condurache
Ovidiu Condurache

Community Builder, Ashoka

Tetiana Hranchak
Tetiana Hranchak

Leading Research Fellow at the National Library of Ukraine, Ukraine

Tabitha Witherick
Tabitha Witherick

Head of Library Service and Customer Experience, Libraries Unlimited, UK

Mike  Waldron
Mike Waldron

Independent consultant, UK

dan perjovschi
dan perjovschi

Artist

Ioana Crihana
Ioana Crihana

Executive Director of ANBPR, Romania

Aurelia Mircescu
Aurelia Mircescu

Head of Cataloguing Department, National Library of Romania, Romania

Liviu Pop
Liviu Pop

Founder of uzinaduzina, Romania

Susanne Teichmann
Susanne Teichmann

Head of the Library & Information Department of the Goethe-Institut in Bucharest

Mariana Harjevschi
Mariana Harjevschi

Director, "B.P. Hasdeu" Municipal Library of Chisinau, Moldova

Cristina Dicusar
Cristina Dicusar

Librarian, "B.P. Hasdeu" Municipal Library of Chisinau, Moldova

Diana Drozdovschi
Diana Drozdovschi

Librarian, "B.P. Hasdeu" Municipal Library of Chisinau, Moldova

Natalia Ghimpu
Natalia Ghimpu

Principal Specialist, National Library of the Republic of Moldova

Margarita Ursu
Margarita Ursu

Communication Coordinator, Library Association of Moldova (ABRM), Moldova

Maria Gonța
Maria Gonța

Project Coordinator, Library Association of Moldova (ABRM), Moldova

Ramune Petuchovaite
Ramune Petuchovaite

Manager, EIFL-PLIP

Catherine Gallagher
Catherine Gallagher

County Librarian, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown, Ireland

Silke Niermann
Silke Niermann

Director, Stadtbibliothek Gütersloh GmbH, Germany

Hannelore Vogt
Hannelore Vogt

Director of Cologne Public Library, Germany

Jakob Petersen
Jakob Petersen

Library Director, City of Copenhagen, Denmark

Rasmus Fangel Vestergaard
Rasmus Fangel Vestergaard

FabLab coordinator and librarian at Copenhagen Municipality, Denmark

Joris Eeraerts
Joris Eeraerts

Library Policy Officer for the Department of Culture, Youth and Media of the Government of Flanders, Belgium

Grif Peterson
Grif Peterson

Executive Director, Peer 2 Peer University, USA

KATERYNA  ALEKSIEIENKO
KATERYNA ALEKSIEIENKO

Project Manager, Lviv Public Library, Ukraine

Stephen Wyber
Stephen Wyber

Manager, Policy and Advocacy, IFLA

Despina Gerasimidou
Despina Gerasimidou

Strategic Development Officer, IFLA

Lepe Parviainen
Lepe Parviainen

Planning officer in Tampere City Library, Finland

Kristīne Pabērza Ramiresa
Kristīne Pabērza Ramiresa

Membership Engagement Officer, IFLA

Helen Mandl
Helen Mandl

Deputy Secretary-General and Director, Membership Services, IFLA

Paula Kelly Paull
Paula Kelly Paull

Principal Director, Progressive Momentum, Australia

Deborah  Jacobs
Deborah Jacobs

International Library Consultant

Susan Schnuer
Susan Schnuer

Capacity Building Manager, EIFL-PLIP

Simone Stone
Simone Stone

Graduate assistant, Undergraduate Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Jennifer Velasquez
Jennifer Velasquez

Coordinator of Teen Services, San Antonio Public Library System, USA

Becky Margraf
Becky Margraf

Production Lead, Peer 2 Peer University, USA

Nico Koenig
Nico Koenig

Community Lead, Peer 2 Peer University, USA

Ellen Knutson
Ellen Knutson

Adjunct assistant professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois, USA

Sezin Romi
Sezin Romi

SALT Research, Turkey

Anton Purnick
Anton Purnick

Head of Information and Technology Division, Russian State Library for Young Adults (RSLYA), Russia

Svetlana Gorokhova
Svetlana Gorokhova

Director for International and Educational Activities, M.I.Rudomino All-Russia State Library for Foreign Literature

Adriana  Borună
Adriana Borună

Head of Institutional Development, The National Library of Romania

Maria Melente
Maria Melente

Member, Young Initiative Association, Romania

Mariana Lucia Marian
Mariana Lucia Marian

Librarian, “I.S. Badescu” Salaj County Library, Romania

Marilena Chirita
Marilena Chirita

Librarian and trainer, Bucharest Metropolitan Library, Romania

Razvan Victor Sassu
Razvan Victor Sassu

President, Young Initiative Association, Romania

Lucian Mihai Dobroiu
Lucian Mihai Dobroiu

Librarian, "Christian Tell" Gorj Country Library, Romania

Elena-Mariana Angheluta
Elena-Mariana Angheluta

Manager of Europe Direct Information Center Gorj (EDIC Gorj), Romania

Diana Lăcătușu
Diana Lăcătușu

Communication adviser at Europe Direct Information Center Gorj (EDIC Gorj), Romania

Jacek Królikowski
Jacek Królikowski

President, Information Society Development Foundation (FRSI), Poland

Magdalena Gomulka
Magdalena Gomulka

Convenor, IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group

Violeta Bunescu
Violeta Bunescu

Project Director, IREX, Moldova

Tymofti Stela
Tymofti Stela

Director of "Targu Mures" Library, Branch of "B.P. Hasdeu" Municipal Library of Chisinau, Moldova

Svetlana Gumeni
Svetlana Gumeni

Director of "Adam Mickiewicz" Library, Branch of "B.P. Hasdeu" Municipal Library of Chisinau, Moldova

Doina Vicol
Doina Vicol

Librarian, "B.P. Hasdeu" Municipal Library of Chisinau, Moldova

Alejandra Quiroz Hernández
Alejandra Quiroz Hernández

Consultant in education, libraries, gender studies and children's literature, Mexico

Monika Straupytė
Monika Straupytė

Kaunas Municipal Vincas Kudirka Public Library, Lithuania

Nicole James
Nicole James

Subject Department Manager, Cologne Public Library, Germany

Sebastian Abresch
Sebastian Abresch

Cologne Public Library, Germany

Janna Nikoleit
Janna Nikoleit

Founder, flex, Germany

Jana Beckmann
Jana Beckmann

Founder, flex, Germany

Taina Sahlander
Taina Sahlander

District library director, Tampere City Library, Finland

Salla Hyökki
Salla Hyökki

Project planner, Tampere City Library, Finland

Jarkko Rikkilä
Jarkko Rikkilä

Coordinator, Tampere City Library, Finland

Cecilie Lyneborg
Cecilie Lyneborg

Digital communicator and visual storyteller, Herlev Library, Denmark

Jan Delong
Jan Delong

PR and coordination manager, Library Třinec, Czech Republic

Dina Mašina Delija
Dina Mašina Delija

Senior Librarian, Library of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, Croatia

Dunja Holcer
Dunja Holcer

Head of Advisory Service, Sisak-Moslavina County, Croatia

Miroslav Katic
Miroslav Katic

Senior Librarian, Public Library "Ivan Goran Kovacic", Croatia

Lidija Šajatović
Lidija Šajatović

Librarian, Public Library "Ivan Goran Kovacic", Croatia

Denis Vincek
Denis Vincek

School librarian mentor, Ante Kovačić Elementary in Zlatar, Croatia

Ugne Lipeikaite
Ugne Lipeikaite

Impact Manager, EIFL-PLIP

Jenn Carson
Jenn Carson

Director of the L.P. Fisher Public Library in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Canada

Jessica Dorr
Jessica Dorr

International Library Consultant

Christine Mackenzie
Christine Mackenzie

President of IFLA

Liz McGettigan
Liz McGettigan

Director of Digital Library Experiences, Solus UK Ltd, UK

erik boekesteijn
erik boekesteijn

Senior Advisor at the National Library at the Netherlands (KB)

Eppo van Nispen tot Sevenaer
Eppo van Nispen tot Sevenaer

CEO, Institute for Sound and Vision, The Netherlands

Asaf Bartov
Asaf Bartov

Senior Program Officer, Wikimedia Foundation

Loida Garcia-Febo
Loida Garcia-Febo

International Library Consultant, Past President of the American Library Association

Anca Rapeanu
Anca Rapeanu

Project Manager, Progress Foundation

Claudia Serbanuta
Claudia Serbanuta

Public Libraries Specialist, Progress Foundation

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FOND - The Romanian NGDO Platform

FOND - The Romanian NGDO Platform

FOND is a platform of 34 Romanian NGOs actively involved in programs and projects related to international development cooperation.

Goethe-Institut

Goethe-Institut

The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach.

IFLA - International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

IFLA - International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions

Inspiring, Engaging, Enabling and Connecting the Global Library Field

Progress

Progress

Small steps, Giant leaps!

QULTO

QULTO

For Culture and Knowledge

QULTO

QULTO

For Culture and Knowledge

SOLUS

SOLUS

The Global leader in Mobile Apps for Libraries – Any language, any ILS, unique features!

SOLUS

SOLUS

The Global leader in Mobile Apps for Libraries – Any language, any ILS, unique features!

ANBPR - The National Association of Public Librarians and Libraries in Romania

ANBPR - The National Association of Public Librarians and Libraries in Romania

ANBPR – Identity of Passionate Librarians

Ashoka Romania

Ashoka Romania

We create an ecosystem in which changemakers can flourish: an environment where accessible regulatory framework is in place, in which the work of changemakers has greater visibility, and which supports their plans for social change with know-how, strategic partnerships, coaching, financial means, ideas and commitment.

CODE Kids - Children are coding in public libraries

CODE Kids - Children are coding in public libraries

Rewrite the children's future!

COLIBLITE - COmmunity LIBraries and digital LITEracy skills for MLF (migrant and low income families ’children)

COLIBLITE - COmmunity LIBraries and digital LITEracy skills for MLF (migrant and low income families ’children)

COmmunity LIBraries and digital LITEracy skills for MLF (migrant and low income families ’children)

EIFL - Electronic Information for Libraries

EIFL - Electronic Information for Libraries

Our vision is a world in which all people have the knowledge they need to achieve their full potential

FRSI - Information Society Development Foundation

FRSI - Information Society Development Foundation

We make inhabitants of villages and small towns leverage new technologies to acquire competencies and act together.

Ora să ȘTIM

Ora să ȘTIM

It's time to STEM!

IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group

IFLA New Professionals Special Interest Group

NPSIG is an initiative for and by new professionals.

P2PU - Peer 2 Peer University

P2PU - Peer 2 Peer University

Grassroots community supporting equitable, empowering peer learning in public spaces worldwide. Learning for the people, by the people!

Wikimedians of Romania and Moldova

Wikimedians of Romania and Moldova

Wikimedians of Romania and Moldova is a group of users active on the Romanian Wikimedia projects who are interested in organizing and participating in outreach activities on national and international level.