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Programme for the 3rd British Nordic Conference on
Library and Information Studies, Swedish School of Library and
Information Science, University of Boras, Sweden,12-14 April 1999

Monday 12 April 1999

10.00-11.00 Registration and coffee

11.00-11.10	Welcome
Staffan Lööf,  Dean, Swedish School of Library and
Information Science

11.10-1200	Keynote speakers
Prof. Lars Höglund. Swedish School of Library and
Information Science

Ian M Johnson Head,  The Robert Gordon University


13.00-14.30 LIS discipline: approaches to development, Chair Joan Day

Dr Peter Enser, University of Brighton,and Kate Wood, Library
Association. "New approaches to the professional accreditation
of library and information science education"

Staffan Lööf, Swedish School of Library and Information Science
"Library education in Sweden - from vocational training to library and
information studies"

Niels Windfeld-Lund, University of Tromsö. "Documentation Studies is
close to LIS, but not quite the same! On the scientific and
aducational approaches in the Tromsö Curriculum for Librarianship"


14.45-15.45 Knowledge management, Chair Linda Ashcroft

Mirja Ivonen, University of Oulu, Finland. "Trust as a Basis of
Knowledge Management"

Brendan Loughridge, University of Sheffield. "Knowledge management:
its relevance and implications for the education of information


16.15-17.45 The LIS workforce, Chair Niels Ole Pors

Dr Anne Goulding, Beth Bromahm, Dr Stuart Hannabus and Dr Duncan
Cramer, Loughborough University. "Likeley to succed: attitudes and
aptitudes of the new information professionals"

Dr Pat Gannon-Leary, University of Northumbria at Newcastle. NVQs in
the Library and Information Sector: Vocational education for
librarianship in the 21st century

Bronwen Jones, Mel Sprague, Clare Nankivell and Karin Richter, Centre
for Information Research and Training (University of Central England).
"Training the future"

Discussion and round up

20.00 Conference dinner

Tuesday 13 April 1999

09.00-10.30 The electronic environment, Chair Staffan Lööf

Linda Ashcroft, Liverpool John Moores University. "Electronic Journals
in Higher Education Libraries"

Mats Dahlström and Mikael Gunnarsson, Swedish School of Library and
Information Studies. "On document architecture and its relation to LIS
education and research"

Dr Claire Warwick, University of Sheffield. "The lowest canonical
denominator: Electronic literary texts, and their publication,
collection and preservation"


11.00-12.30 Impact and Consequences, Chair Ian M Johnson

Gunnel Hessler, Swedish School of Library and Information Studies.
"The university library - Change and Identity"

Joan Day Catherine Edwards and Graham Walton, University of
Northumbria at Newcastle. "Monitoring organisational and cultural
change: the impact on people of electronic libraries in UK higher

Arja Mäntykangas, doctoral student, Swedish School of Library and
Information Studies. "What is a Library? Confronting the future"


13.45-15.30 Workshops Current issues in teaching and learning

Workshop 1, Assessment  Chair Brendan Loughridge

Sally Gibbs, Leeds Metropolitan University. "Learning how to Pass or,
how assessment can seriously damage your learning health: using
learning styles research to inform library and information studies

Bill Johnston and Sheila Webber, University of Strathclyde.
"Information literacy as an academic discipline: an action research
approach to developing a credit-bearing class for undergraduates"

Workshop 2, Flexible and distance learning  Chair Joan Day

Ian R Murray, Lecturer, Loughborough University. "Moving gently
towards the Web-based virtual classroom"

Christine Urquhart and John Nelson, University of Wales Aberystwyth.
"Using computer conferencing for supporting group projects on a split
site campus"

Marianne Taylor, Sue D Lithgow and Clare Thomas, University of Wales
Aberystwyth. "The University of Wales Aberystwyth BSc in Information
and Library Studies by Distance Learning: An Evaluation System"

Workshop 3,  Ethical issues of Internet use Chair Ian M Johnson

Dr James Dearnley, University of Northumbria at Newcastle. "Teaching
internet censorship issuses to LIS students. How do I teach it? Can I
teach it?"

Dr Stuart Hannabus, The Robert Gordon University. "Eclectic Ethics for
an Electronic Future"


16.00-17.30 The reflective practitioner, Chair Brendan Loughridge

Dr  Maj Klasson, Swedish School of Library and Information Studies.
"Can "Teacher thinking and Reflective practitional" research
contribute to a quality improvement of the education of LIS

Christina Persson and Angela Zetterlund, Swedish School of Library and
Information Studies. "How to design a course in Project Management in

Dr Graham Matthews, University of Central England in Birmingham.
"Developing research in public libraries"

19.30 Buffet and informal discussions

Wednesday 14 April 1999

09.00-10.30  The information environment: three case studies,
Chair Linda Ashcroft

Dr Judith Preston and Tim Hayward, University of Wales Aberystwyth.
"Strategic information management and the balanced scorecard"

Prof. Lars Höglund, Swedish School of Library and Information Studies.
"A case study of Information Culture and Organizational Climates"

Rebecca Linley and Dave Muddiman, Leeds Metropolitan University.
"Towards new models of education for information? The training and
education of information workers in U.K. voluntary organisations"


11.00-12.00 New approaches for the millenium	, Chair Maj Klasson

Paul Sturges, Loughborough University. "In pursuit of content: some
thougths on the distinctiveness of the LIS curriculum"

Susan Hornby, Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan
University.."Pandas, predators, players and other wildlife: Library
and information education in a changing world"

12.00-12.30 New fields for research in the 21st century
Keynote speaker Visiting Prof. Tom Wilson, Swedish School of Library
and Information Studies

Conference closure

(Afternoon - separate meetings of the Heads of the Nordic Schools
and the BAILER Heads of Schools and Departments Committee)

Conference fee including 3 nights accommodation and breakfast
(Sunday to Tuesday) in the 4 star Scandic Plaza hotel next to
Hogskolan i Boras, 3 lunches and 1 dinner - approx. £236.  Extra
night approx. £50.

Nearest airport is Gothenberg (Landvetter) - about 40 minutes by bus
from Boras.

Register at the conference´s web page
no later than March 25 1999

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