Keynote Speaker: Bohyun Kim

Keynote Speaker Bohyun Kim

Bohyun Kim

Bohyun Kim is the Associate Director for Library Applications and Knowledge Systems at University of Maryland, Baltimore, Health Sciences and Human Services Library. She is the author of Understanding Gamification and Library Mobile Experience: Practices and User Expectations, both published by ALA TechSource, and the founding editor of ACRL’s TechConnect blog. She is on the Board of Directors of Library and Information Technology Association, the Advisory Board of American Library Association’s Center for the Future of Libraries, and the Library Expert Panel for the 2017 NMC Horizon Report. She frequently writes and talks about technology and user experience at libraries. More information at and Twitter @bohyunkim.

Day 1: 16 August

08:30-09:15 – Registration

09:15-09:45 – Welcome by the Director of the University of Warsaw Library

09:45-10:30 – Keynote: Innovating Together: the UX of Discovery. Bohyun Kim, USA

10:30-10:45 – Questions

10:45-11:00 – Coffee break

Session 1
Moderator: May Chang, University of Cincinnati Libraries

11.00-11.30 – Venturing across the Borders: Collaborating on a New Discovery System between Academic and Public Libraries. Tim Gitten, Wayne State University, USA, and Alberta Comer, University of Utah, USA

11:30-12:00 – – building a discovery portal for Czech libraries. Petr Žabička, Moravian Library in Brno, CZECH REPUBLIC

12:00-12:30 – Discovering our Users: A Multi-Campus Usability Test of Primo. Michael DeMars, California State University, USA

12:30-12:45 – Questions

12:45-14:00 – Lunch

Session 2
Moderator: Philippa Andreasson, National Library of Sweden

14:00-14:30 – Representation of  Local Holdings in Web-scale Discovery Tools – Do Discovery Tools Promote Local Borrowing? Sharon Q. Yang and Patricia H. Dawson, Rider University, New Jersey, USA

14:30-15:00 – Introducing a Working Prototype of an Open Access Platform Built Discovery (Electronic Resources Management) System (ERMS): A Case Study of a Nigerian University Library. Olufunmilayo I. Fati, University of Jos Library, NIGERIA and Egbert de Smet, BELGIUM

15:00-15:30 – It takes two to tango… Public services and information technology staff collaborate to launch a new discovery system. Christine Brown, PhD and Lindsay Johnston, University of Alberta, CANADA

15:30-15:45 – Questions

16:00-16:45 – Library and garden tour

17:00-19:00 – Dinner in the Library garden

19:10-21:00 – Warsaw city tour


Day 2: 17 August

08:15-08:20 – Welcome and introduction, Mr. Edwin Qobose, Acting Director University of Botswana Library

08:20-09.05 – Designing Impactful Experiences: searching for end user trends and behaviors. Axel Kaschte, Director Product Strategy EMEA, OCLC

09:05-09:50 – Multidimensional discovery of the web of academic information: a glimpse of the future. Roman Piontek, Director of Innovation, EBSCO

09:50-10.05 – Questions

10:05-10:30 – Coffee break

Session 3
Moderator: Dr. Lars G. Svensson, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek

10:30-11:00 – EconBiz-Experiences: Creating a free discovery system for business & economics. Tamara Pianos and Arne Martin Klemenz, German National Library of Economics, Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, GERMANY

11:00-11:30 – Implementing Virtual Reference Services for Children and young adults in the Iranian Children National library website. Hamideh Memarihanji, Somayeh Hashemi, Reza Shahrabifarahani, National Library of Iran, IRAN

11:30-12:00 – Questions

12:00-13:00 – Lunch

Session 4
Moderator: Marydee Ojala, Editor-in-chief, Online Searcher

13:00-13:30 – Bridging the (Unit) Divide: Applying User Experience to a Discovery Layer. Rachel M. Minkin and Christine Tobias, Michigan State University, USA

13:30-14:00 – Words in Vision: A Filipino Sign Language Thesaurus Management System Using an Open Source Application – Ren-py. Sonia M. Pascua, Patricia C. Espina, Rima Paulyn E. Talag, Lutgarda N. Villegas, and Lederma Aquino de Guzman University of the Philippines School of Library and Information Science, PHILIPPINES.

14:00-14:30 – Questions – discussion and conclusion

14:30-14:45 – Closing

15.15 – Assemble for museum/library visits