Speakers & Moderators

Conference moderation



Lee Hibbard
(Coordinator of the Council of Europe’s Internet Policy)

Lee Hibbard is coordinating the Council of Europe’s Internet policy in various international forums (EuroDIG, IGF, ICANN). At the content level, he is currently facilitating the Council of Europe’s Internet Governance Strategy 2016-2019. He is also the co-author of a new report on Children and young people’s sustainable digital development: Education 3.0 and Internet Governance as a new global alliance for dynamic learning, greater employability and general well-being. Lee is also working in the Bioethics unit of the Council of Europe.

Conference Session 1.

Keynote speaker

Prof. Chris Welch




Prof. Chris Welch
(International Space University)

Chris Welch is Professor of Space Engineering at the International Space University in Strasbourg, France, where he is also Director of Masters Programs. Dr Welch is a Vice President of International Astronautical Federation and a member of European Commission H2020 Space Advisory Committee. His research interests are in space propulsion, microgravity science and planetary exploration. He has extensive media experience and a significant track record in both space education and outreach and higher education, receiving the 2009 Sir Arthur Clarke Award for Space Education and 2015 IAF Distinguished Service Award. Dr Welch is a former Vice-President of the British Interplanetary Society, of which he is a Fellow, and is also a Fellow of the UK Royal Aeronautical Society and UK Royal Astronomical Society. He sits on a number of boards including the Arts Catalyst and the Initiative for Interstellar Studies and is Vice Chair of the World Space Week Association. He has PhD in Spacecraft Engineering (Cranfield University), an MSc in Experimental Space Physics (University of Leicester) and a BSc in Physics (Cardiff University). Forty years ago he was head student librarian at his secondary school and always enjoys interacting with librarians, archivists and curators.

Speakers for the panel discussion

Jukka Relander

Jukka Relander
(EBLIDA President)

Tine Vind


Tine Vind
(NAPLE Chair)

Tine is Trained as a librarian from The Royal School of Library and Information Science, Copenhagen in 1984 and MA in Musicology, The University of Copenhagen, 1998 and MMD (Master of Management Development) from Copenhagen Business School, 2008. Earlier Senior Lecturer in music and librarianship at The Royal School of Library and Information Science, and leadership positions as Head of Ballerup Municipal Libraries and Head of Culture and Leisure at Lyngby-Taarbæk Municipality.

Conference Session 2:
Working across border, practitioners point of view


Anna Marcuzzi
(Director, Strasbourg Public Library)

Catherine Storne




Catherine Storne
(Director, Mulhouse Public Library)

Catherine Storne is director of the Mulhouse public library (Alsace, France) since 2016. Previously, she worked in Strasbourg first at the BNU (1993-2009) then at the University Libraries (Common Resources Service - SCD, 2010-2016), dealing mainly with integrated library system (ILS) and information system.

Catherine Storne est directrice de la bibliothèque municipale de Mulhouse (Alsace, France) depuis 2016. Elle a précédemment travaillé à Strasbourg, tout d'abord à la BNU (1993-2009) puis dans les bibliothèques universitaires (service commun de la documentation- SCD, 2010-2016), principalement en charge du système intégré de gestion des bibliothèques (SIGB) et du système d'information.

Janosch Nieden




Janosch Nieden
(Director, Eucor)

Janosch Nieden is since May 2016 director of the headquarters of Eucor – The European Campus in Freiburg and Strasbourg. As the first European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation (EGTC) founded solely by universities, the tri-national grouping includes the universities of Basel, Freiburg, Haute-Alsace, Strasbourg as well as the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. Prior to that, Janosch was coordinator of the Science Pillar of the Trinational Metropolitain Region of the Upper Rhine and coordinator of a Franco-German study program at the Ecole Nationale d’Admistration. Janosch is German and studied Public Administration at university of Potsdam and Science Po Paris.



A representative of the BNU

Workshop 1.
Regional collaboration driving global visibility to a worldwide audience (OCLC)

Axel Kaschte

Axel Kaschte
(Product Strategy Director OCLC EMEA)

Axel Kaschte oversees the OCLC product management of legacy library management systems and EMEA-related product management tasks, to enable the transition of the library community to next-generation library services within the web paradigm. From 2009 to 2013, he joined Ex Libris as Strategy Director Europe where he was deeply involved in defining and presenting the new strategy of unified library automation and cloud solutions.

Workshop 2.
Copyright Literacy in a cross-border environment, a workshop to build Copyright Literacy in European libraries

Nicola Cavalli


Nicola Cavalli
(Media Library On Line, MLOL)

Nicola Cavalli is the Research Director in Quality of Life in the Information Society at the University of Milano Bicocca, editorial director di Ledizioni (Publishing House), senior member of Osservatorio sui Nuovi Media (NuMediaBiOs) of Universita`di Milano Bicocca, founder of LibrInnovando, sales and marketing manager for MLOL, Nicola Cavalli is an expert consultant in the field of publishing and new technologies for learning and education. He's author of several peer-reviewed articles and monographs, many in Italian and some in English.

Chris Morrison




Chris Morrison
(Copyright, Software Licensing and IS Policy Manager. University of Kent)

Chris Morrison is the Copyright, Software Licensing and IS Policy Manager at the University of Kent, responsible for copyright policy, licences, training and advice. He was previously the Copyright Assurance Manager at the British Library and before that worked for music collecting society PRS for Music. Along with Dr Jane Secker he is co-author of the second edition of Copyright and E-learning a Guide for Practioners (Facet), and with Jane co-founded the award winning copyrightliteracy.org blog. Chris is a member of the Universities UK / Guild HE Copyright Working Group, has a postgraduate diploma in copyright law from King’s College London and is currently undertaking a masters research project into the interpretation and application of copyright exceptions in UK higher education.

Jane Secker




Dr Jane Secker
(Senior Lecturer in Educational Development at City, University of London)

Prior to this she was the Copyright and Digital Literacy Advisor at LSE. Jane is Chair of the CILIP Information Literacy Group and the author of several books, including Copyright and E-learning a guide for Practitioners co-authored with Chris Morrison. She has written 5 books, and numerous journal articles. Jane has been a member of the Universities UK Copyright Negotiation and Advisory Committee since 2006, which negotiates licenses for the higher education sector and advises Universities UK on national and EU copyright initiatives. 

Jane maintains the website copyrightliteracy.org with Chris, where their copyright educational resources such as Copyright the Card Game and The Publishing Trap can be downloaded. They tweet as @UKCopyrightLit

Workshop 3.
The Multicultural Library, a model for Europe, an Erasmus + strategic partnership workshop to exchange practices and ideas

Magdalena Krasowska

Magdalena Krasowska-Igras
(Project Coordinator, Information Society Development Foundation)

Magdalena Krasowska-Igras is a project coordinator in the Information Society Development Foundation in Warsaw, specialising in international cooperation in the field of education and culture. FRSI was responsible for the implementation of the Library Development Programme in Poland; nowadays continues a cooperation with libraries, schools and NGOs with special interest in new technologies and their usage in the life of local communities.



Hannah Thominet
(Project Coordinator, Information Society Development Foundation)

Hannah Thominet is responsible for policy research and analysis and supports the advocacy and communications work of the Public Libraries 2020 (PL2020) programme in Brussels.  PL2020 works with libraries across Europe to strengthen the sector’s advocacy efforts and maximise the potential of European policy initatives. Hannah joined the team in September 2015, before which she worked for the UK Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels.

Closing session

Incoming EBLIDA President


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