Thursday, May 20, 2021
Time Session Name of Speaker Abstract
02:00 - 02:45 PM Rethinking Information Literacy: Teaching and learning tools & techniques along with ethical and legal issues. Dr. Ramesh C Gaur, Professor & Dean Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA)

A good, relevant, and quality collection has always been the main objective of each and every Library. However,... it is also important that your users should be well aware of various types of relevant collections available in your library and also how to reach out to it and access it. Anywhere anytime has become a key in the present context especially to cope up with the current pandemic. Dr. S R Ranganathan’s five laws most appropriately justify this philosophy connecting the trinity of Library Users, Collections, and Library Staff. Hence Library orientation, user education, information literacy are some of the most important tools to achieve the above objectives. Definition, needs, and types of Information Literacy have been constantly changing as per changes in the Libraries over the years. So it is important for libraries and librarians to rethink, redesign and recreate various types of information literacy programmes to fulfill the current information needs of their clientele. Information literacy as of now has many forms and types such as E-Research Literacy, Data Literacy, Digital Literacy, Health Literacy Ethics Literacy, and Legal Literacy, etc. In the presentation, various types of information literacies will be highlighted, with their need, importance, various ways of imparting, and usefulness in the current context. I will also present various types of teaching and learning tools as an essential part of Information Literacy.

02:50 - 03:25 PM حماية حقوق الملكية الفكرية في ظل التطور التكنولوجي والذكاء الاصطناعي (Protecting intellectual property rights in light of technological development and artificial intelligence) Dr. Tala Zein, Secretary-General Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO

إن الملكيّة الفكرية تعني عموماً الإبداع العقلي، والإنتاج الذهني من المخترعات، والمؤلفات، والفنون، والرموز، والأسماء، والتصاميم... ، والعلامات التجارية، وغيرها. والذي يشكل نظاماً قانونياً، يضمّ طائفة من الحقوق الواردة على الأشياء غير المادية، الأشياء التي ليس لها إلا وجود مجرّد، ما من شأنه أن يجعل إدراكها ممتنعاً بواسطة الحواس، على غرار الأموال المادية (العقارات والنقولات)، فليس الكتاب، والاختراع، واللوحة الفنية، أو التصميم الهندسي هو الذي يشكّل محل الحق في الملكية الفكرية، إنما هي دعامات ماديّة تمثل (القالب ذي الحيز الملموس) الذي تفرّغ فيه الحقيقة الذهنية الفنية، أو الأدبية، أو العلمية، أو أي منتج لإبداعات فكرية، أو ذهنية. أما الملكية الفكرية الإلكترونية فهي صفة حصريّة تلحق بالملكيّة الفكرية لتدل على طائفة جديدة من "أوعية المعرفة" ظهرت مع بزوغ عصر الثورة المعلوماتية لتطرح أشكالاً جديدة من الملكيات المعرفية على خلفية أكثرية المجتمعات الإنسانية التي جاءت وليدة لعلوم الحوسبة والاتصال، فنُظم الكمبيوتر، والإنترنت في قواعد الملكية الفكرية بخلقها لأنماط جديدة من الإبداعات الذهنية التي تستحق الحماية، والتنظيم القانوني. عملياً إن القواعد المنظّمة للملكية الفكرية التقليدية قد لا تتوائم مع متطلبات حماية الملكية الفكرية الإلكترونية لما لها من خصوصية، مما يستدعى استحداث قواعد خاصّة لتأمين هذه الحماية، وستنناول في هذا الإطار موقف القانون اللبناني، والمعاهدات الدولية لتبيان هذه القواعد، وأهميتها.

03:30 - 04:00 PM AUC Academy: A Platform for Information Skills Development Dr. Saleh Al Musned, Director Arabic Union Catalog

The paper will focus on the AUC Academy as one of the new initiatives of the Arabic Union Catalog (AUC) to meet... the needs of Arab libraries in the post-Covid 19 era. The vision, goals and services will be stated. The current and future training courses and programs will be explained. The paper will also highlight the advanced training platform that the Academy employs in its distance training courses. The paper will conclude with the future vision of the Academy in light of the technical and technological developments in the field of the library and information profession.

04:05 - 04:35 PM Interlibrary loan - making a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic, and beyond Mr. Alan Oliver Business, Director Business Development (Europe) – ProQuest

When the COVID-19 pandemic engulfed the world in early 2020 and governments imposed lockdowns and ordered shelter-in-place... /stay-at-home, ProQuest and the community offered their interlibrary loan document delivery service freely to libraries and scholars everywhere. As libraries closed and opened as the pandemic spread, and as vaccines were developed, tested, approved, and delivered, the service ensured education and vital research continued. Learn how libraries used and realized the benefits of the service, and complement existing interlibrary loan services using it.

04:40 - 05:00 PM DISCUSSION: Q & A
05:00 - 05:15 PM BREAK
05:20 - 06:00 PM Panel Session: Emergency Response: Cultural Property Protection - Ms. Joanne Farchakh Bajjaly, Founder & Director Biladi
- Mr. Karl von Habsburg, Founding & Past President Blue Shield International
- Ms. Randa Al Chidiac, Vice-President & Public Relations Coordinator Lebanese Library Association

On August 4, 2020, the whole of Lebanon was shaken by the explosive blast in the capital Beirut causing hundreds of deaths,... thousands of injuries, and billions in property damage, and leaving an estimated 300,000 people homeless. The explosion also threatened our cultural richness and identity, our libraries, museums, archives, monuments and sites. Immediatley, the day after, a group of dedicated and passionate citizens decide to act, brush off the dust, remove the rubble and glass and voluteer their time, effort and experience to the protection and revival of the cultural heriatge of Beirut. This session will give a complete overview of the steps and journey of Blue Shield International, Lebanese Committee Blue Shield, Biladi and the Lebanese Library Association.

06:00 - 06:20 PM DISCUSSION: Q & A
06:20 - 06:30 PM CLOSING SESSION