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24ᵗʰ Annual Conference on Professional Information Resources

May 29-30, 2018, Prague

INFORUM 2018

The 24th INFORUM conference is drawing near. It will be held from May 29 to 30, 2018.

INFORUM has become one of the most important events of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe.
It covers topics related to electronic information resources and its professional use in science, research, education and business.

Keynote Speakers

Jan Holmquist
Guldborgsund Public Library, Denmark

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Jan Holmquist is assistant library director at Guldborgsund Public Library in Denmark. He is a member of the Library Advocacy Lab that aims to raise awareness about public libraries within the European Union. He is also an international speaker and consultant and has been involved in several global projects e.g. the learning project 23 Mobile Things and crowdfunding projects e.g. Buy India a Library.

The library as a learning hub in the community is one of Jan's core beliefs. The modern library supports learning on all levels. Jan believes, that the best library is created by being globally inspired and by transforming the inspiration into acting locally in the community.

Recently Jan has been working with development and research of library strategy both at Guldborgsund Public Library and as part of his Master studies at Copenhagen Business School. He is a co-chair of the Internet Librarian International conference. Jan was named one of the Library Journal Movers and Shakers 2014.

Marydee Ojala
Online Searcher Magazine, United States

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Marydee Ojala edits Online Searcher magazine, plans programs for international library and information technology conferences, and writes extensively about research topics. Having worked in corporate, academic and public libraries, she brings a broad perspective to issues facing today’s information professional.

She has taught at three different library schools and her experience as an independent researcher and owner of her own research and writing company gives her hands-on knowledge of online research tools. A long-time observer of the global information industry, she believes in the importance of libraries and librarians to create positive change.

She is an active member of the Special Libraries Association (SLA), the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), and the Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP). Her undergraduate degree is from Brown University and her MLS was earned at the University of Pittsburgh.

Will Prentice
British Library, United Kingdom

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Will Prentice has worked for the British Library sound archive since 1999, where he is currently Training & Dissemination Manager on the HLF Unlocking Our Sound Heritage project.

He is Vice Chair of the International Association of Sound & Audiovisual Archives (IASA) Training & Education Committee, and a member of the IASA Technical Committee, for whom he recently co-edited the recently republished The Safeguarding of the Audiovisual Heritage: Ethics, Principles & Preservation Strategy (2017), aka IASA-TC 03.

He was the founding convenor of British & Irish Sound Archives (BISA), and sat on its Committee from 2006 – 2018. He holds a Master’s degree in Ethnomusicology from Goldsmiths, University of London.

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