Namibia University of Science and Technology Library
invites you to the
IATUL Directors’ Summit on the Impact of Emerging Technologies on Library Services in Developing Countries


6 November 2017

8:00 Registration
9:00 Welcoming Remarks – NUST Library Director
9:10 Welcoming Address – NUST Vice Chancellor
9:30 Introductory Comments – IATUL President
9:45 Tea/Coffee Break
10:30 Introduction to the topics of the day

  • New Service Environments and Service Skills Development (Digital era in research and education and their impact ; Disciplinary and methodological knowledge; Generic skills and lateral entries; Social competencies and acceptance; incentives and live-long learning)
  • Interaction between University Infrastructure and Library Development (Communication and alignment; Infrastructure and finance; IT management)
  • Ubiquitous Library (Digital resources management; Courier services; Mobile apps; Social networks)

11:15 World Café Breakout Session I
12:30 Lunch
14:00 World Café Breakout Session II
15:00 Tea/Coffee Break
15:15 World Café Breakout Session III
16:15 Moderators’ Summary of the Day
17:00 End of Day 1

7 November 2017
9:00 Introduction of the topics of the day

  • Building Research Support Services (Library/faculty collaboration; Policies and infrastructure Development; Skills development; Collaboration and scalability)
  • Adaptive Library Structures (Change Management and communication; Motivation and inclusion; Mission and profile building; Innovation management; Leadership and responsibility sharing)
  • Mission, Vision, Reality and Networking (Competition vs. collaboration; Local/regional/national/international library networks – assets and drawbacks; Possible synergies)

9:45 Tea/Coffee Break
10:15 World Café Breakout Session I
11:15 World Café Breakout Session II
12:15 Lunch
13:30 World Café Breakout Session III
14:30 Tea/Coffee Break
15:00 Moderators’ Summary of the Day
16:00 Summary of the Workshop
16:30 Closing Remarks – IATUL President
17:00 End of Day 2

8 November 2017

8:30 Study tour that includes visits to the NUST Library, National Independence Memorial Museum, Namibia Craft Centre and a Township Tour