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Luisa Marquardt

According to EMMILE Programme, on Feb. 27, 2012, morning, Luisa Marquardt, EMMILE Chair, will be speaking about:

EMMILE in libraries (and beyond)

Abstract: The contribution aims at presenting EMMILE, its roots, purposes and features. A reflection focuses on “Emile” by Rousseau, published in 1762: a new (and utopic) method of education is sketched, that aims at preserving the child’s the natural goodness, in that book that is recognized to have marked the beginning of modern pedagogy. Since then, 250 years full of  revolution and innovation in many fields have passed by. What are the caracteristics of the 21st Century’s “Emile”, or, better “Em(M)ile”? Why should we care of that “M”? The need for a holistic approach in media and information literacy education is underlined. 

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Luisa Marquardt teaches Library and Information Science at the Faculty of Education, University “Roma Tre”. Qualified and specialized in both fields – library science and education -, she worked as a chartered librarian in high schools for over 20 years and as a librarians’ educator as well; she has been professionally involved in school libraries, school librarianship and information literacy since late 1970s, takes part in work and research groups; contributes to library journals; translated the IFLA-UNESCO School Library Manifesto into Italian; edited the Italian edition of the IFLA Guidelines for school libraries (1995, 1998, 2004); collaborated with the Interuniversity Supercomputing Consortium CASPUR (http://www.caspur.it) and the Goethe-Institut Italien. She is Director of a small but active community library, the “Biblioteca Statuario” (http://bibliostatuario.wordpress.com) and a proud member of several associations (e.g., AIB, AIDA, IASL, IFLA, LAG Schulbibliotheken) and groups (e.g., ENSIL). She is currently the Director Europe for IASL (2009-2012), an elected member of the IFLA SLRC, a member of the IASL-IFLA Joint Steering Committee and the coordinator of the AIB National Standing Committee on School Libraries. Her postal address is Dr Luisa Marquardt – Università degli Studi “Roma Tre”, Facoltà di Scienze della Formazione, via Milazzo 11/b – 00185 Roma, Italy.E-mail: marquardt@uniroma3.it, luisa.marquardt@gmail.com; Webpage: https://formazione.uniroma3.it/docente/lmarquardt/

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Patrizia Caleffi Libener

According to EMMILE Programme, on Feb. 28, 2012, morning, Patrizia Caleffi Libener should be speaking about:

 Information literacy and library teaching: a report of best practices in South Tyrol

Abstract: In a more and more complicated and globalized society, where information grows in size, information literacy is the keyword for the fundamental citizien’s right and for the future role of libraries. The experiences gained in South Tyrol are the result of a long and formative structurated process, which has pointed up the development of information literacy skills in order to transform school libraries into centres of education and multimedia resources, into places where “someone learns how to learn”, in a context of research and action, to pursue knowledge and understanding. The best practices performed inSouth Tyrolhave changed deeply the role and the duties of school libraries. They build, together with the public libraries, an information network connecting two different typologies of services. This distinctive feature of our system increases the quantity and quality of resources available for the consumer at any time and place.  

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Patrizia Caleffi works at the Department of Italian Culture, Office of Long life learning, libraries and audiovisual resources, in the Autonomous Province of Bolzano –South Tyrol, where she has been active in the field of libraries since over 20 years assuming the responsibility for it. The actions which fall within this sphere are the financing of public libraries for activities, working, and investments, the support of public and school libraries and librarians providing advice and help to improve the development of the system, education, cooperative and professional training of librarians, the management of the office library specialized on librarianship, the projects for the promotion of books and reading. The latest innovations in the area of IT (Information technology) are the centre of her work, being engaged in plans, which realize integrated services in the land, raising the quality of them for the customers of public and school libraries (collective catalogueBIS, SMSLibrary, Self Check). Education and training of librarians are very important activities, which include the planning and development of a programme of courses and seminars covering all ranges of ability in cooperation with AIB (Associazione italiana biblioteche). As regards the teaching staff concerned with school libraries many other initiatives are designed specially to be organised with the approval of the local School Government.

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Ulrich Braeß

Il 27 febbraio mattina Ulrich Braeß porterà i saluti del Goethe-Institut Mailand che dirige dallo scorso anno e del cui programma di attività culturali, della biblioteca e dei corsi di lingua è responsabile.

Dopo la formazione universitaria in economia aziendale e matematica, ha lavorato per  le Assicurazioni Gothaer (1979-1987),  in qualità di assistente alla presidenza e direttore del controllo commerciale,  dal 1987 al 1992 per lo Schweizerische Rentenanstalt  (Istituto svizzero di previdenza), quale direttore marketing presso la filiale tedesca, dal 1992 al 1995 per Equitable Life per la costituzione della filiale tedesca. Dal 1995 lavora per il Goethe-Institut: Direttore delle sedi del Goethe-Institut in Germania per lo studio del tedesco (1995-2003), a Barcelona (2003-2009), Washington (2009-2011) e ora a Milano.

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Sirje Virkus

Sirje Virkus, Professor at  Tallinn University, Estonia, will be taking part in the panel on Information Literacy development and training in educational contexts: creating knowledgeable and critical 21st century citizens, scheduled in EMMILE Programme on Feb. 27th, afternoon.

Here you find her resumè: https://www.etis.ee/Portaal/isikuCV.aspx?TextBoxName=sirje+virkus&PersonVID=37260&FromUrl0=isikud.aspx&lang=en

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Daniela Marsili

According to EMMILE Programme, on Feb. 29, 2012, morning, Daniela Marsili with Paola De Castro, both from Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome (Italy), will be speaking about:

“Empowering authors to use, produce and disseminate information in public health. The experience of the NECOBELAC project in Europe and Latin America”.

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Daniela Marsili is a member of the Publishing Unit at Istituto Superiore di Sanità ISS (www.iss.it, National Institute of Health in Italy). She graduated in Economic and Social Sciences for International Cooperation and Development at University of Rome “Sapienza”. Her working activities focus on dissemination of scientific information and international cooperation to promote access to information on public health. She is member of the Coordination Group of the European Project NECOBELAC (www.necobelac.eu), coordinated by ISS, which promotes cooperation between Europe and Latin America. She actively participates in technical and scientific cooperation initiatives on environmental health between the ISS and academic institutions in Ecuador and Colombia. She collaborates with the environmental epidemiology unit at ISS. A list of publications is available from: http://www.iss.it/site/attivita/ISSWEB_istituto/RicercaPersonale/dettaglio.asp?idAna=1504&lang=1

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Dianne Oberg

Dianne Oberg, Professor at University of Alberta, Canada, will be taking part in the panel on Information Literacy development and training in educational contexts: creating knowledgeable and critical 21st century citizens, scheduled in EMMILE Programme on Feb. 27th, afternoon.

Dianne Oberg is a Professor in teacher-librarianship in the Faculty of Education at the University of Alberta in Canada. Her research focuses on teacher-librarianship education and on the implementation and evaluation of school library programs. Dianne co-authored with J. Branch the award-winning professional document, Focus on Inquiry: A Teacher’s Guide to Implementing Inquiry-based Learning (2004). She was an early adopter of online technology for graduate-level education. Information on the development of  Teacher-Librarianship by Distance Learning at the University of Alberta has been widely disseminated, most recently in an IGI Global publication, Cases on Building Quality Distance Delivery Programs: Strategies and Experiences (2011). Dianne co-edited, with Luisa Marquardt, a new IFLA publication, Global Perspectives on School Libraries: Projects and Practices (2011). She was the founding editor of the peer-reviewed international journal, School Libraries Worldwide, which she edited for 15 years. Currently, Dianne is Chair of the Joint Committee of IASL – IFLA SLRC.

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Vincent Liquète

Vincent Liquète, Professor at IUFM – Bordeaux 4, will be taking part in the panel on Information Literacy development and training in educational contexts: creating knowledgeable and critical 21st century citizens, scheduled in EMMILE Programme on Feb. 27th, afternoon.

Vincent Liquète(1966) was school librarian until 1999, in high schools, middle colleges and at the University of Bordeaux. Doctor in sciences of the information and the communication, in 2000, its thesis concerns the analysis of the informative practices of the professors. He becomes associate professor in the University of Bordeaux. Since 2010 he has managed the department of Documentation at the University of Bordeaux 4, a department that educates and trains, in the field of  librarianship and documentation, future school librarians, librarians and information specialists. He is the author of numerous articles and some books in particular “The autonomous work ” (Armand Colin, 2007 ) or “Mediations” ( CNRS edition, 2010 ). He is chief editor of the multidisciplinary review “Esquisse”; among the issues of “Les Cahiers de l’Esquisse”, he co-directed and authored Du CDI à la bibliothèque universitaire : former les usagers à l’information (n.1/Jan.2010).   Its research laboratory is the IMS-Equipe Cognitique and Human Engineering (UMR 5218 – CNRS National Center for Scientific Research). He was member elected by the IFLA from 2001 till 2004. He participated in the researches Erté “Culture of the information and documentary curriculum “. He participates at present in the national research LIMIN-R on the informative translittéracies.

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Mihaela Banek Zorica

Mihaela Banek Zorica will be taking part in the panel on Information Literacy development and training in educational contexts: creating knowledgeable and critical 21st century citizens, scheduled in EMMILE Programme on Feb. 27th, afternoon.

Mihaela Banek Zorica, PhD, (mbanek@ffzg.hr) is an Assistant professor at Department of Information Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,University of Zagreb, where she teaches subjects related to knowledge organization, e-learning, school libraries, and information literacy. She has been working on several international and national projects. Her research interests are on e-learning, repositories, knowledge organization, school libraries and information literacy on which she has published several papers, book chapters and books. In 2010 she received the IASL School Librarianship Award and the University of Zagreb e-Learning Award for a course with the best utilization of social software in e-learning.

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Maria Xanthoudaki

Maria Xanthoudaki, Director of Education and of CREI at “Leonardo da Vinci” Museum (Milan), will be taking part in the panel on Information Literacy development and training in educational contexts: creating knowledgeable and critical 21st century citizens, scheduled in EMMILE Programme on Feb. 27th, afternoon.

Abstract

Contemporary museums face a challenging mission: contribuite to the empowerment of all individuals by encouraging the development of knowledge and skills that enable them to become confident learners and conscious citizens. What does this mean in terms of receiving, possessing and elaborating information? What does it mean for museums as cultural institutions, for their professionals and for their visitors when engaging in learning experiences? Answering these questions would help analyse on the one hand the approaches adopted by museums when designing educational experiences for their visitors and on their role as mediators of knowledge and as informal learning settings in society.

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Dr Maria Xanthoudaki is Director of Education and of CREI, the Centre for Research Informal Education at the National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci of Milan, Italy. She also teaches Research methods in Education at the Department of Education, Catholic University of Milan. Dr Xanthoudaki holds a BA in Education from the University of Crete (GR), a Master in Art Education and a PhD in Museum Education from the University of Sussex (UK). Before entering the National Museum of Science and Technology, she was Senior Research Associate at the Department of Education and Professional Development at the University of East Anglia (UK) where she worked also with the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. 

As freelance museum education expert, she carried out several education and research projects in cooperation with universities and museums: for example, with the Council of Europe, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in the UK, the Politechnic of Milan, the Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art of Turin, the Querini Stampalia Foundation, and the Civic Museums of Pesaro in Italy, the Maritime Museum of Crete and the Venizelos Foundation in Greece. She has taught BA and postgraduate courses at the University of Siena, the University of Padoa, the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, and professional development courses for museums across the country.

She is member of the Annual Conference Programme Committee of Ecsite, the European Network of Science Centres and Museums; member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Science Communication and spokesperson for the steering committee of THE Group (the thematic group of Ecsite focusing on explainers’ professional development).

 Contact details

Maria Xanthoudaki

Director of Education and of International Relations

Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci 

via San Vittore 21 – 20123 Milano 

Tel +39 02 48 555 304 – Fax +39 02 48 010 016

xanthoudaki@museoscienza.it

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Lourense Das

Lourense Das will be chairing the panel on Information Literacy development and training in educational contexts: creating knowledgeable and critical 21st century citizens, scheduled in EMMILE Programme on Feb. 27th, afternoon.

Lourense H. Das (1956) graduated in library sciences (BA) specialization school libraries, in 1976. She has worked in various schools and educational libraries. In 1996, she founded Meles Meles School Library Service, a private consultancy company. Lourense has worked as executive officer for the Dutch School Library Association (LWSVO) and the Dutch Library Association (NVB). In 2009, Lourense won the NOT (National Education Fair and Conference) 2009 Innovation Award for her concept and product FacTotem 2.0 and was nominated for the SME Limburg Innovation Award. Her international work includes secretary of the School libraries and Resource Centres Section of IFLA (2005-2007), coordinator and chair of the ENSIL  Foundation (since 2003); Director Europe (2003-2009) and Vice President Association Operations for IASL (since 2010).

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