Preliminary programme 

Thursday 15 November

Registration (STIAS foyer desk): 08:00-09:00



Opening: Prof Wim de Villiers (Rector, and Vice-Chancellor, Stellenbosch University)

Keynote address: Ned Porter (University of York)


SESSION 1: Smarter libraries through SMART technology


Lars Binau (Technical University of Denmark)

Marli Ritter (UX specialist)

Alex Ball (University of Bath) and Samuel Simango (Stellenbosch University)

Jenny Walker


SESSION 2: Smart Library design: Spaces and Facilities

Loretta Parham (Atlanta University Center Woodruff Library)

Roelof Rabe (Roelof Rabe Architects)

Ilana van Niekerk (Student at Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University)

Abeer Al Kuwari (Qatar National Library)

SYMPOSIUM DINNER sponsored by EBSCO (19:00)


Friday 16 November

SESSION 3: Using UX research for smarter services and resources


Clara Chu (Mortenson Center for International Library Programs)

Tamar Sadeh (Ex Libris)

Laila Vahed (University of Zululand)


Panel Discussion

Closing session