Preliminary Program

TUESDAY, May 23, 2023

Guided City Tour

WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2023

Conference Opening
Keynote speaker: Annemaree Lloyd: When information is everywhere: How should we think about information literacy practice? (Department of Information Studies, University College London, UK)
Get Together Coffee

Parallel sessions


Preservation, Legacy, Archival Pursuits

Antonija Grgeč, Drahomira Cupar, Martina Dragija Ivanović (Department of Information Sciences; University of Zadar, Croatia): User’s experience and habits in organization and preservation of personal digital legacy.

María-Ángeles López-Hernández (University of Seville, Spain), Rubén Domínguez-Delgado (University of Seville, Spain), Francisco-Javier Muñoz-García (University of Heulva, Spain): Selection for the digitization of films through the prism of users.

Ana Barbarić, Ivana Hebrang Grgić (Department of Information and Communication Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia): Book publishing practices of Croats in Australia: Contribution to the research of Croatian emigrant heritage.

Marijana Tomić, Laura Grzunov, Marta Ivanović (Department of Information Sciences, University of Zadar, Croatia): Toward virtual research environment for glagolitic manuscript studies.


Perspectives and Strategies for Excellence in LIS Pedagogy

Africa Hands (University at Buffalo, USA): Facets of encouragement in pre-doctoral experience.

Damir Hasenay, Ines Horvat, Marija Milošević (Department of Information Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek, Croatia): Designing an OER course in the field of written heritage preservation – importance of content adaptation.

Xin Zhao, Jiahong Xu, Andrew Cox (University of Sheffield, UK), Olivia Gorvy (AI21 Labs): Incorporating artificial intelligence into student academic writing development in higher education: The use of Wordtune as a digital assistant for international students.

Sanjica Faletar, Kornelija Petr Balog, Mirna Gilman Ranogajec (Department of Information Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek, Croatia): Information science study program through the eyes of students: The study into perceptions and experiences of graduate students at the University in Osijek, Croatia.


Human Information Behavior in Context

Maja Krtalić, Jennifer Campbell-Meier (School of Information Management, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand): Information under the skin: Information experience of tattooed people.

Kaitlin Montague (Rutgers University, USA): Further extending the concept of place in studying mobile populations.

Katarina Knol Radoja (Faculty of Law, University of Osijek, Croatia), Ivan Radoja (Medical Faculty, University of Osijek, Croatia), Anita Papić (Departmenf of Information Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek, Croatia): Online health information seeking behavior of Croatian urological patients and liability for the violation of an individual's right to health by misinformation.

Kyong Eun Oh (Simmons University, USA): Understanding researchers’ shared file organization practices in cloud storage for collaborative projects.


Research on Information Literacy and Competencies

Madiareni Sulaiman (University College London, UK and BRIN Indonesia): Indonesian researchers’ literacy in research data management as postgraduate students at UK universities.

Katarina Švab, Polona Vilar, Tjaša Jug (Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia): Labour-market needs for industrial property skills and competences of non-lawyers.

Romana Muhvič Šumandl, Davor Bračko (IZUM – Institute of information science, Maribor, Slovenia): The COBISS system as one of the foundations of culture, science and education


PhD Forum

László Nemes (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary): Information flow system for cooperation between higher education institutions and the private (or competition) sphere, with particular regard to the humanities.

Hanna Hallnäs (University of Borås, Sweden): The meaning of collections for the academic library identity.


Student Showcase

Jennifer Rempel (Leiden University, Netherlands): Balancing act: Exploring changes to scientific communication during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ena Maurus, Anamarija Puhek (Department of Information Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Croatia): IT Pub Quiz.

Conference Dinner (Optional, ticketed event)

THURSDAY, May 25, 2023

Keynote Speaker Carol Gordon: Researching Ross: A reflection on dr. Todd’s rationale for the study of school libraries, the results of his work, and his reasoning for the relevance and resiliency of school libraries (School of Communication and Information Rutgers University, USA)
Coffe Break
Celebrating the Life of Ross J. Todd

Parallel sessions


Exploring Virtuality & Information Services

Elke Greifeneder, Paulina Bressel (Berlin School of Library and Information Science, Germany): Do not go for different! Designing specialized information services.

Rumeng Yan, Xin Zhao, Suvodeep Mazumdar (University of Sheffield, UK) : Chatbots in libraries: A systematic literature review.

Tjaša Jug (Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia): Exploring the role of games and gamification in academic libraries.


Critical Approaces to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Cameron M. Pierson (L3S Research Center, Lebiniz , University Hannover, Germany), Elizabeth Tait (Charles Sturt University, Australia), A. Nick Vera (University of South Carolina, USA): Critical perspectives on current professional positioning on themes of digital transformation in the United Kingdom.

Fidelia Ibekwe (LPL - Aix-Marseille University, France): The whiteness of European library and information science.

Alexandra Pucciarelli, Emma May (Rutgers University, USA): Disability and surveillance: Disability justice as a framework to understand educational technology.

Rachel Pierce (University of Gothenborg, Sweden), Hana Marčetić (University of Borås, Sweden): Data feminism in "the wild": Case studies of indexing projects and their futurities.


Parallel sessions


Two parallel sessions

Marie Lundsfryd Nielsen, Marie Cecilie Lensch, Tove Faber Frandsen (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark): How public libraries deliver value online: The perception of librarians.

Nikolina Peša Pavlović, Mate Juric, Alica Kolarić (Departmenf of Information Sciences, University of Zadar, Croatia): Nutrition needs, use of and trust in different sources of information on nutrition.

Jela Steinerova (Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia): Human information interactions as an ethical experience: The case of disinformation and ethical dilemmas of information in the digital age.


Investigations in STEM-Related Phenomena

Lala Hajibayova (Kent State University, USA): STEM authorship through the lens of user-generated reviews.

Brianna Buljung, Seth Vuletich, Lisa Dunn (Colorado School of Mines, USA): Aligning information literacy terminology to STEM disciplinary language used in the scientific method.

Fausta Kepaliene and Elena Maceviciute (Vilnius University, Lithuania): Lithuanian open science resources: A gateway to the world.


Poster Session

  1. Denis Kos, Sonja Špiranec, Mihaela Banek Zorica (Faculty of humanities and social sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia): Connecting the digital knowledge economy and libraries in Croatia: Preliminary findings of the IPEDU Erasmus+ International Research Project.
  2. Juan-José Boté-Vericad, Anna Villarroya, Margarida Carnicé, Maria José Masanet, Aurora Vall, Maddalena Fedele (Facultat d'Informació i Mitjans Audiovisuals, University of Barcelona, Spain): GEMPIMS: Gender perspective mentoring program in information and media studies.
  3. Lejla Hajdarpašić, Senada Dizdar, Džejla Khattab (Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina): Digital collection of Turbe listed as national monuments in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  4. Ivan Crnjac (SUVAG Polyclinic, Zagreb, Croatia): Building library collections in the SUVAG polyclinic library.
  5. Borna Petrović, Lucija Belošević, Marija Erl Šafar, Tihana Lubina (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek, Croatia): Information literacy of young adults at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Osijek: Online disinformation, misinformation, and malinformation.
  6. Varvara Kountouzi (University of Pennsylvania, USA): Unexpected liaisons: the role of a digital fabrication lab in redefining the library’s image.
  7. Thomas Mandl, Chanjong Im, Sebastian Diem (University of Hildesheim, Germany): Analysis of large image collections: Potential bias and requirements for future information infrastructure.
  8. Ana Knežević Cerovski, Petra Pancirov (National and University Library in Zagreb, Croatia): Importance of the agent entity identifiers in digital world.
  9. Ena Maurus (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek, Croatia): The Deep and Dark Side of the Internet

FRIDAY, May 26, 2023

Keynote Speaker Dimitris Soudias: The commoning library: Alter-neoliberal pedagogy in informational capitalism (Research Centre for the Study of Democratic Cultures and Politics, University of Groningen, Netherlands)
Coffee Break

Parallel sessions


Initiatives and Innovations in Public Library Services

Hajdi Ivanović, Snježana Stanarević Katavić, Anita Papić (Department of Information Science, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek, Croatia): Digital privacy and data protection knowledge and skills of Generation Z.

Jamie Johnston (Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway), Anna Mierzecka (University of Warsaw, Poland), Máté Tóth (University of Pécs, Hungary), Andreas Vårheim (UiT The Arctic University of Norway; Norway), Casper Hvenegaard Rasmussen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Kerstin Rydbeck (Uppsala University, Sweden), Ágústa Pálsdóttir (University of Iceland, Iceland), Henrik Jochumsen (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), Mahmood Khosrowjerdi (Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway): Public library services for Ukrainian refugees in Hungary and Poland.

Zrinka Džoić (Department of information sciences, University of Zadar, Croatia): Libraries and NGOs together for commons.


Theoretical and Philosophical Approaches in LIS

Yolande Maury (University of Lille, France): Libraries on the move: multiplicity of practices, displacements between orders of culture, renewed ways of engaging with information and knowledge.

Gary Radford (Fairleigh Dickinson University, USA): Information ubiquity: The many discourses of subliminal perception.

Amy Vanscoy (University at Buffalo, USA), Tanja Merčun (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia), Africa Hands (University at Buffalo, USA), Maja Kuhar, Katarina Švab (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia): Eliciting examples of theories in practice: A methodological discussion.

Amanda Harrison (University of Central Missouri, USA): Addressing the professional identity of librarians through Castell’s theory of a network society: An exploratory case study of Serbian librarians.

Lunch Break

Parallel sessions


COVID Impacts and Images

Milijana Mićunović (Departmenf of Information Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek, Croatia), Tin Veljača (Faculty of Kinesiology, University of Zagreb, Croatia), Kristina Feldvari (Departmenf of Information Sciences, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek, Croatia): The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on physical health and mental well-being of university teaching staff: The case of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Osijek.

Lea Wöbbekind, Orhan Yener, Thomas Mandl (University of Hildesheim, Germany): Actually, I used OER – professor’s perspectives on digital education in library and information science during the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany.

Josipa Selthofer, Ines Hocenski (Departmenf of Information Sciences Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek, Croatia): What images are communicating about the COVID-19 pandemic?


School and Public Library Services to the Young

Maria Cahill, Antonio Garcia, Soohyung Joo, Luke LeFebvre, Averi Cole (University of Kentucky, USA): Bringing stories into homes: An exploration of books shared in virtual storytime programs.

Ulrika Centerwall (University of Borås, Sweden): The democratic assignment at Swedish school libraries: a best practice study of librarians.

Coffee Break

SATURDAY, May 27, 2023

Full Day Excursion (Optional, ticketed event)