Thursday, July 14th

Thursday, November 6th

9:00 AM-10:30 AM



Panel Session 5: Libraries Beyond Readers: Tourists, Visitors, and the General Public




Silvia Hansman, Fundación IWO, Buenos Aires



Josh Bendit, Israel
New Technologies for Exhibitions


Emile Schrijver, Jewish Historical Museum and the Jewish Cultural Quarter in Amsterdam
Role-Changing among the Libraries, Museums and Archives of the Near and Distant Future


Yigal Zalmona, The National Library of Israel
Exhibitions at the Future National Library of Israel: Curatorial Dilemmas

10:30 AM-11:00 AM

Coffee break

11:00 AM-12:30 AM

Parallel Roundtable Sessions

Gesher L'Europa: The View from Both Ends of the Bridge
Moderator: Caron Sethill, The National Library of Israel

Jewish Archives in Latin America and Their Relations to Other Communal and Government Institutions
Moderator: Roney Cytrynowicz, Arquivo Histórico Judaico Brasileiro

Buying, Trading, and Building a Collection
Moderator: David Benayem, Bar-Ilan University

How “Old-Fashioned” Libraries Can Meet the Needs and Expectations of Millennial Users
Moderator: Rachel Boertjens, Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana, Amsterdam
12:30 AM-1:30 PM


1:30 PM-3:30 PM

Closing Lecture by Bruno Racine, Cour de comptes (formerly: Bibliotheque nationale de France)
Which Digital Strategy is Best for Heritage Institutions?


Closing Remarks by Elchanan Reiner, The National Library of Israel
What is National About the National Library?