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Libraries 2.0: making and doing transformative changes in information services 
Danjuma Saidu (Federal University Lokoja)
Nneka Oseji (Federal University Lokoja)
Njideka Nwawih Charlotte Ojukwu (Federal University Lokoja)
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Traditional Open Panel

Short Abstract:

This panel seek contributions that explore the evolution of libraries in the digital age. Knowledge that delve into transformative changes in information services, focusing on innovative approaches, technology integration, and community engagement.

Long Abstract:

The "Libraries 2.0: Making and Doing Transformative Changes in Information Services" conference panel seek contributions on papers that revolves around the transformative journey within the realm of libraries. In the digital age, libraries have transitioned into dynamic hubs of knowledge, catalyzing innovative changes in information services. This panel aims to explore the multifaceted dimensions of this evolution. Participants will delve into cutting-edge strategies, focusing on the intersection of technology and community engagement. By showcasing real-world case studies and successful implementations, the panelists will elucidate how libraries are adapting to the changing landscape. From leveraging advanced digital technologies to curate and disseminate information effectively, to fostering inclusive spaces that encourage diverse participation, the discussions will be rich in practical insights. Moreover, the panel will emphasize the collaborative aspect of these transformative changes. Libraries 2.0 are not just about adopting new technologies; they are about fostering a culture of creativity and inclusivity. By encouraging the active involvement of patrons and stakeholders, libraries can co-create services tailored to the needs of their communities. The panelists will share best practices and strategies for meaningful collaboration, ensuring that libraries serve as vibrant, responsive platforms for knowledge dissemination. In summary, this panel promises a deep dive into the innovative approaches that define Libraries 2.0. Attendees can expect to gain a comprehensive understanding of the transformative changes underway in information services. By examining successful models and engaging in thought-provoking discussions, participants will leave inspired and equipped with actionable insights to drive positive change in their own library contexts. Join us in shaping the future of libraries, where technology, community, and knowledge converge to create a transformative and inclusive library experience for all.

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