Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of the main contents of the Nineteenth BOBCATSSS Symposium held in Szombathely, Hungary in January 2011, with the theme of “Finding new ways”. Design/methodology/approach – The report provides a concise viewpoint of the overall impact of the conference. Findings – The conference focused on finding new ways for libraries and those who love libraries to meet new challenges and create a better social environment, and debated the new role for librarians and information professionals. Originality/value – This symposium is one of the few conferences in the world where students are the main characters and participate as organisers, reviewers, and presenters of the contributions. Reports on such conferences are of interest to students, to teachers and to professionals.
New Library World – Emerald Publishing
Published: Jul 19, 2011
Keywords: BOBCATSSS Symposium; Conferences; Libraries; Librarians; Information professionals; Hungary