Projects

Below you find a selection of publications, presentations and workshops, library programs and other professional activities I have been involved with in recent years.

2020

September: Co-organization of IFLA NPSIG / IAML webinar “Five Perspectives on Music Librarianship” and presentation “Innovative music services in a public library setting: Three examples from Qatar National Library” –> recording of the webinar

Presentation “Beethoven in Arabic: Music services at Qatar National Library” (“Beethoven auf Arabisch: Musikangebote der Nationalbibliothek von Katar”) at the Annual Meeting 2020 of the German IAML branch in Bonn, Germany

Presentation IAML Germany 2020

June: Publication of position statement on music in public libraries entitled “Facilitators of Creativity and Life-Long Learning” on behalf of IAML’s Advocacy Committee

April: Publication of music related LibGuides at Qatar National Library covering general music resources and the library’s Music Studio

January: organization and moderation of public screening “Light in Classical Music: Richard Strauss’s “An Alpine Symphony”” at Qatar National Library

organization of workshop mini series on Arab music instruments covering the oud, the Arab violin and Arab percussion in collaboration with the Qatar Music Academy

2019

August: organization and moderation of book dicussion on Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere at Qatar National Library

organization and moderation of public screening “Homesickness in Classical Music: Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”” at Qatar National Library

July: presentation “Practices and challenges of providing access to music instruments and recording equipment in public libraries – Results of an international survey” at the 2019 Annual Congress of the International Association of Music Libraries, Music Archives and Music Documentation Centers (IAML) in Krakow, Poland

June: facilitation of workshop “Travel the World with Mango Languages” at Qatar National Library

2018

December: chapter about librarianship in Qatar in Open Access ebook “Librarians Around the World” –> fulltext of the chapter

November: organization and moderation of “An Evening of Classical and Traditional Russian Music” at Qatar National Library

facilitation of workshop “Introduction to Novation Launchkey Mini and Novation Apps” at Qatar National Library

September: facilitation of workshop “Record and Host Your Own Podcast” at Qatar National Library

organization and moderation of “Music Movie Night: The Art of Chopin” at Qatar National Library

August: article “Personalgewinnung aus dem Ausland – Multikultureller Arbeitsalltag bei der Nationalbibliothek von Katar” (International Recruitment – Experiences of working in a multicultural team at Qatar National Library) in BuB 8-9/2018, pp. 488-490.

Juli: poster presentation “Curated Naxos playlists for philharmonic concerts – A unique collaboration between the Qatar National Library and the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra” at the 2018 Annual Congress of the International Association of Music Libraries, Music Archives and Music Documentation Centers (IAML) in Leipzig, Germany

IAML poster

poster on curated Naxos playlists at IAML Annual Congress 2018

May: coordination of concert “Michael Pignéguy & The Awakenings Ensemble: Musical Impressions from The Gulf and Beyond” at Qatar National Library –> photos of the performance

March: coordination of speed networking event at Qatar National Library for German language students in collaboration with the Austrian Embassy Doha and the German language program at the Translation and Interpreting Institute –> display of German language books available at the library on the occasion of the event

facilitation of training session “How to stream Music and Watch concert performances” at Qatar National Library

February: coordination of “Karaoke Night at the Library” at Qatar National Library –> press release about karaoke night and other music related events at QNL in February 2017

coordination of concert “Young Winners of the Qatar National Music Competition” in collaboration with the Qatar National Music Competition at Qatar National Library

 

January: coordination of monthly concert series “Philharmonic at the Library” in collaboration with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra at Qatar National Library (see above a selection of photos from the series) with its first performance “MAias Alyamani’s To Doha With Love” in January 2018 –> press release

coordination of concert series “QMA Young Musical Talents in Concert” in collaboration with the Qatar Music Academy at Qatar National Library from January to May 2018 with its first performance in January 2018 –> full recording of the January concert | photo of the January concert | QNL event page of the January concert

2017

December: coordination of concert of the Marasi Ensemble at Qatar National Library performing traditional Arabic music –> press release

co-moderation of the first Twitter #IAMLchat by the IAML Advocacy Committee about effective advocacy in music libraries

April: launch of curated Naxos music straming playlists for concerts of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (collaboration between Qatar National Library and Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra) –> QPO website with further details | press release

Poetry Slam Workshop 2

Poetry Slam Workshop attendees

March: coordination of Poetry Slam Workshop and Performance at Qatar National Library in collaboration with the German Embassy in Doha and the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region as part of the Qatar Germany 2017 Year of Culture –> photos from the workshop | photos from the performance | selected video from the performance | press release 1press release 2 | Qatar Today article

coordination and moderation of Qatar National Library Music Training Day –> details on the training

February: article “Netzwerken und mitgestalten auf globaler Ebene: Die New Professionals Special Interest Group der IFLA” (Networking and getting involved on a global level: IFLA’s New Professional Special Interest Group) in BuB 2-3/2017, pp. 111-113.

Netzwerken und mitgestalten auf globaler Ebene

January: coordination and moderation of Qatar National Library book discussion on “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman –> photos from the book discussionGulf Times announcement

2016

November: article “From Qatar with Love: Vom studentischen Projektseminar zum Arbeitsplatz im Ausland” (From Qatar with Love: From participating in a student project to working abroad) in “Strategien für die Bibliothek als Ort: Festschrift für Petra Hauke”, Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2016, pp.439-440.

October: coordination of the 3rd Open Librarian Meet Up for librarians in Qatar –> Facebook event page

August: coordination of Qatar National Library Coloring for Adults event –> details about the event | pictures from the eventreport about the event | report about the event

April: coordination and moderation of Qatar National Library book discussion on “Telepathy” by Amir Tag Elsir –> pictures from the event | details about the event

March: coordination and moderation of Qatar National Library Music Training Day –> details about the event | pictures from the event | video snapshot from the event

organization and moderation of Qatar LibraryCamp 2016 –> #qalibcamp schedule with notepads for each session | details about the event | report about the eventreport about the event | video snapshot from the event | video snapshot from the event

qatar-librarycamp-2016

Qatar Librarycamp 2016 #qalibcamp

2015

November: coordination and moderation of QNL Music Movie Night: ‘Blue Note – A Story of Modern Jazz’ –> details about the event | tweet from the event

June: coordination of the 2nd Open Librarian Meet Up for librarians in Qatar –> Facebook event page

May: presentation “Leben und Arbeiten in Katar” (Living and Working in Qatar) at the 104th German Library Conference in Nuremberg, Germany –> report about the session in BuB issue 8/9-2015 | website of the annual theme 2015/2016 ‘BIB Meets the World’ of the German Library Association BIB

bibtag-vortrag

BIB Meets the World, 104th German Library Conference

coordination of the 1st Open Librarian Meet Up for librarians in Qatar –> Facebook event page

April: coordination and moderation of Qatar National Library book discussion on “The Hidden Light of Objects” by Mai Al-Nakib –> details about the event

March: presentation “Connecting librarians worldwide through social media and virtual collaboration: good practice from IFLA’s New Professionals Special Interest Group” at discussion panel “The impact of technology on libraries, librarians and information literacy education” at SLA AGC 2015 in Abu Dhabi, UAE –> slides of the presentation

coordination and moderation of Qatar National Library Music Training Day –> schedule and details of the training

2014

September: coordination and moderation of Qatar National Library book discussion on “Qatari Voices” –> Qatar Foundation Telegraph article about the discussion

August: coordination and moderation of IFLA satellite meeting “IFLAcamp 2014” in Lyon, France. co-organization and co-moderation of session “Residency models on the rise – chances and challenges for new librarians, educators and employers” at the World Library and Information Congress: 80th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Lyon, France –> introductory presentation on residency models | pictures from the session

iflacamp2014 group picture

IFLAcamp 2014 participants

2013

December: coordination and co-moderation of the NPSIG Holiday Conference Redux 2013 –> recording of the webinar

November: presentation “New librarians and new ways of professional exchange: Inspiration from the international context” at the 58th AIB Congress in Rome, Italy

article “Fünf Jahre LIS-Corner auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse: Ein Beispiel für freiwilliges Engagement unter Studierenden der Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft” (Celebrating five years of LIS-Corner at the Frankfurt Book Fair: An example of voluntary engagement of students in Library and Information Science) in Bibliotheksdienst 2013; 47(11): pp. 847–861

August: coordination and moderation of IFLA satellite meeting “IFLAcamp²” in Singapore. co-organization and co-moderation of session “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“, presentation „Connecting New Professionals virtually and physically“ as invited speaker (Leadership brief) at the World Library and Information Congress: 79th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Singapore

#newlibgc session, WLIC 2013

#newlibgc session, WLIC 2013

March: workshop “Forum der New Professionals: Verbandsarbeit als Chance für New Professionals” at the 5th Leipzig Conference for Information and Library in Leipzig, Germany

January: workshop “Tailor-made and weather-proof – Building and maintaining New Professionals groups as an important part of early career development” at the 21th BOBCATSSS symposium in Ankara, Turkey –> details about the workshoppictures from the workshop | videos from the workshop

bobcatsss-turkey-workshop

Workshop participants at BOBCATSSS 2013

2012

December: coordination and moderation of the 2012 Conference Redux –> recording of the webinar

2012 Conference Redux

2012 Conference Redux

August: virtual presentation “IFLAcamp” as invited speaker at the 2nd Annual NewFeds Virtual Conference Redux –> recording of the webinar

coordination and moderation of IFLA satellite meeting “IFLAcamp” in Hämeenlinna, Finland. co-organization and co-moderation of session “Strategies for library associations: include new professionals now!“, presentation „rethink professional communication!“ as invited speaker (President-Elect Planning Session) at the World Library and Information Congress: 78th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Helsinki, Finland –> report on conference activities

June: virtual presentation “Now is the time! – New Professionalism and networking on an international level” as invited speaker at the Opening of 4CanGurus in Riga, Latvia

February: presentation „How to involve the ‘new blood’ – experiences from IFLA’s New Professionals Special Interest Group” as invited speaker at the IFLA BSLA mini-congress in Berlin, Germany

presentation at IFLA BSLA mini-congress

presentation at IFLA BSLA mini-congress

January: workshop “The spirit of New Professionals – How to boost your early career through international involvement” at the 20th BOBCATSSS symposium in Amsterdam, Netherlands

2011

September: virtual presentation “LIS New Professionals… a global viewpoint” as invited speaker at the Second Summer School for Young Romanian Librarians in Romania

August: coordination and moderation of off-site session “New Professionals beyond New Professionals – skills, needs and strategies of a new generation of LIS professionals” at the World Library and Information Congress: 77th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in San Juan, Puerto Rico. also presentations „The New Professionals at the congress… focus on the young at heart“ (Newcomers Session) and „Outreach to New Professionals and their inclusion in the IFLA network from the NPSIG perspective“ (President-Elect Planning Session) as invited speaker –> report on conference activities

June: workshop „Forum der New Professionals: Identität, Innovation, Networking — New Professionals zwischen Studium, Referendariat und Berufseinstieg“, poster „Berufsanfänger in Bibliotheks- und Informationswissenschaft – Wir gestalten den Wandel!“ at the 100th German Library Conference in Berlin, Germany

May: workshop “Let’s get involved! – New Professionals and their place in the LIS profession” and presentation “LIS New Professionals in 2011 – A global viewpoint” as invited speaker at  INFOS 2011 in Stará Lesná, Slovakia

infos-2011-workshop

Workshop participants at INFOS 2011

January: workshop “This is how we do it: New ways of social networking, innovative skill sets and competencies – The 2011 New Professional” at the 19th BOBCATSSS symposium in Szombathely, Hungary

2010

November: article “Eine weltweite Lobby für Studierende und BerufseinsteigerInnen: Die New Professionals Special Interest Group stellt sich vor” (A global forum for  students and new librarians: Introducing the New Professionals Special Interest Group) in BuB 11-12/2010, pp. 802-803

August: coordination and co-moderation of IFLA satellite meeting “The Global Librarian” in Boras, Sweden. presentation „Libraries are innovative“ as invited speaker (President-Elect Planning Session) at the World Library and Information Congress: 76th IFLA General Conference and Assembly in Gothenburg, Sweden –> report on conference activities

January: workshop “Bridging the gap – Involving new professionals in the international development of our profession in the digital world” at the 18th BOBCATSSS symposium in Parma, Italy

workshop presentation with IFLA President Ellen Tise

workshop presentation with Ellen Tise, IFLA President 2009-2011

2009

June: presentation and poster „Von New York City nach Washington D.C. – Erfahrungen aus zwei Biblio­theks­praktika“ at the 98th German Library Conference in Erfurt, Germany –> conference report

poster at the 98th German Library Conference

poster at the 98th German Library Conference

January: presentation „Diversity Management as a Key Challenge to the Library in the Multicultural Society” and poster „Connecting young Information Professionals” at the 17th BOBCATSSS symposium in Porto, Portugal –> report on conference activities

2008

December: article “BOBCATSSS 2008: Last Minute in Sponsoringfragen” (BOBCATSSS 2008: Handling finance and sponsors) in LIBREAS. Library Ideas 12/2008

November: article “Inspirierende Gespräche und nützliche Kontakte: Unterwegs als Newcomer beim IFLA-Weltkongress 2008” (Inspiring discussions and useful contacts: Participating in the IFLA WLIC 2008 as a newcomer) in BuB 11-12/2008, p. 798

August: poster „Bridges for Babylon” at the World Library and Information Congress: 74th IFLA General Conference and Council in Québec, Canada –> coverage about the conference in this blog starting here

poster at WLIC 2008

poster at WLIC 2008

July: article “Auf dem Weg zur multikulturellen Informationsgesellschaft: Studierende stellen Buch zur interkulturellen Bibliotheksarbeit vor” (Towards a multicultural information society: Students present book about cross-cultural library work) in BuB 4/2008, p. 280

June: poster „Brücken für Babylon” at the 97th German Library Conference in Mannheim, Germany

2007

March: poster „Open Access zwischen Wunsch und Wirklichkeit“ at the 3rd Leipzig Conference for Information and Library in Leipzig, Germany

January: presentation „Open Access between Request and Reality“ at the 15th BOBCATSSS symposium in Prague, Czech Republic

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