Keynote Speakers

Lorcan Dempsey

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Lorcan Dempsey is the creator of the term “inside-out”, which is included this years’ main theme. Lorcan Dempsey, Vice president and Chief Strategist at OCLC, oversees the research division and participates in planning at OCLC. He is a librarian who has worked for library and educational organizations in Ireland, England and the US. For more information please click on this link

Ragnar  Andreas Audunson

Ragnar Andreas Audunson, Bobcatsss 2013

Ragnar Audunson is a leading researcher in public libraries. He is a professor in library and information science at Oslo University College. He is currently directing  a research project on the potential of public libraries in promoting social cohesion and integration in multicultural and digital societies. For more information please click on this link