Colloquium: Libraries, A Call to Action by Donna Scheeder

Video of the Colloquium

The Department of Library and Information Science invites you to:

“Libraries, A Call to Action” A Colloquium with Donna Scheeder, President-Elect, International Federation of Library Associations.

When: Wednesday, November 12, 6:00 p.m.
Where: 204 Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America


Current trends represent change — change that requires action by
librarians and information professionals. Join us as Ms. Scheeder
discusses the IFLA Trend report ( ) and how we
as a profession must build a change agenda at the personal,
organizational, national and global levels.

About the speaker:
Donna Scheeder currently serves as president-elect of the International Federation
of Library Associations and Institutions, (IFLA), the global voice of libraries. She has
served on the IFLA Governing Board previously for 6 years, and has been a member of
the Standing Committee on Libraries and Research Services for Parliaments for 8 years.
As President-elect, she has presented keynote speeches to the World E-Parliament
conference in Seoul and to the national meetings of the Italian, Spanish and most
recently the Croatian Library Association.

She is also the Deputy Chief Information Officer at the Congressional Research
Service, Library of Congress. She is responsible for Knowledge Management, Content
Management, Records and Archives, Video Production and the Web Analytics program
areas. Previously she served as Director, Law Library Services, at the Law Library of the
Library of Congress from 2004 to 2010. Earlier, she held a number of positions with
increasing responsibilities at the Congressional Research Service.

She is a former President and Treasurer of the Special Libraries Association (SLA),
an SLA fellow, member of the SLA Hall of Fame, and a recipient of SLA’s John Cotton
Dana award. She is a member of the Advisory Board for both the Computers in Libraries
and Internet Librarian conferences. Internationally she has conducted workshops for the
Global Center for ICT in Parliaments, and presented papers and conducted workshops
in Japan, Brazil, Australia, and Canada in response to invitations from officials of those

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