IFLA 2019_Congress Programme

253 IFLA World Library and Information Congress 2019 24—30 August 2019 | Athens, Greece Congress Programme | Thursday 29 August 2019 Thursday, 29 August Special Session Congress Programme Business Meeting Expo Pavilion/Tech Lab Session Societal trends are placing new demands on the library and information sector. To ensure that library professionals are prepared to adapt to these changes, it is imperative to be ´learning organizations´ and continuously develop the staff. The IFLA Guidelines for CPD state: “The individual library and information professional is primarily responsible for pursuing ongoing learning that constantly improves knowledge and skills”. Chairs: Catharina Isberg (Sweden), Ewa Stenberg (Sweden), Almuth Gastinger (Norway), Ulrike Lang (Germany), Cindy Hill (United States) and Anya Feltreuter (Sweden) 1. Introduction Catharina Isberg (Helsingborg City libraries, Sweden) Session 252 Gulahallan, Gishiki, Tikanga: Creating Dialogues, Fostering Relationships, Promoting the Expression, Activation and Vitality of Indigenous Languages, Knowledge and Cultures - Indigenous Matters 08:30 – 10:30 | MC 3 Join us for an interactive audience participation session. This year indigenous matters provides delegates with three thought-provoking presentations and a debate! DEBATE: Should all libraries everywhere include indigenous matters? In the tradition of oral transmission of wealth and knowledge, indigenous matters celebrates the importance of dialogue by hosting a debate, that has a FOR and AGAINST position.  Some libraries claim they have no indigenous library patrons, so why bother?  Other libraries embrace indigenous matters as a platform for enhanced multicultural inclusion.  What are your thoughts? Audience participation is encouraged, and we will be seeking audience participation on the day to join members of the standing committee to tackle this topic. 1. Considering the Use of Library from the Perspective of an Indigenous Descendant Mai Ishihara (Hokkaido University, Japan) 2. What Can We Get by Cooperation with Museums and Libraries for Ainu People Yukiko Kamemaru (Hokkaido Museum, Japan)