Delivering parliamentary library and research services in an interconnected world.

Presentation slides and papers can be found here .

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Time Theme Location
16:00-18:00 Registration and Tour of the Great Hall Jefferson Building Great Hall. Enter through the Carriage Entrance; for more information, see the tips here .
18:00-20:00 Welcome Reception Jefferson Building Great Hall

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

Time Theme Location
08:30-09:00 Coffee Whittall Pavilion
08:30- Registration Coolidge Auditorium
09:00-09:05 Introduction and announcements
09:05-09:15 Welcome Address, David S. Mao , Acting Librarian of Congress
09:15-09:25 Welcome Remarks, Donna Scheeder , President of IFLA
09:25-10:00 Opening Keynote, Cokie Roberts , journalist and author
10:00-10:30 The United States Congress in a Separated Powers System, Valerie Heitshusen and Christopher Davis , Legislative and Budget Process Section, Congressional Research Service (CRS), Library of Congress
10:30-11:00 Coffee Break Whittal Pavilion
11:00-12:00 Services to Congress: An Informed National Legislature, Mary Mazanec , Director of CRS; Mark Sweeney , Associate Librarian for Library Services; Roberta Shaffer , Law Librarian of Congress; Maria Strong , Deputy Director of Policy, U.S. Copyright Office; Jane McAuliffe , Director, National and International Outreach, Library of Congress. Moderator: Robert Newlen , Chief of Staff, Library of Congress Coolidge Auditorium
12:00-12:30 – Access to U.S. Legislative Information , Cliff Cohen , Associate Director, Congressional Information and Publishing, CRS, Library of Congress
12:30-13:45 Lunch Members’ Room (Green); Scholar’s Room (Yellow)
13:45-15:30 Tour of U.S. Capitol Capitol Visitors’ Center
15:30-16:00 The Role of the House and Senate Libraries , Rae Best , House Librarian; Leona Faust , Senate Librarian Coolidge Auditorium
16:00-16:15 Group Photograph Whittall Pavilion
16:15-16:45 Coffee Break
16:45-17.45 Working on Capitol Hill: Why Getting It Right Matters , Khalil Abboud , Deputy Counsel for the Minority and Bob Sensenbrenner , General Counsel for the Majority, Committee on House Administration; Evelyn Fortier , Counsel for the Majority, Senate Committee on the Judiciary; Ben Marter , Communications Director for Senator Dick Durbin. Moderator: Colleen Shogan , Library of Congress. Coolidge Auditorium
17:45-18:30 Keynote Address , Dan Lungren , former U.S. Representative for California’s 3 rd congressional district and former Chair of the Committee on House Administration
18:30- Dinner on your own

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Time Theme Location
08:30-09:00 Coffee Whittall Pavilion
09:00-09:05 Announcements Coolidge Auditorium
09:05-09:10 Welcome Remarks, Lillian Gassie, Chair, IFLA Section on Library and Research Services for Parliaments

Session 1 – Delivering and improving services to clients Moderator: Chama Mpundy Mfula, Chief Librarian, National Assembly of Zambia

  • Who are your users? Using personas to design innovative services. Lynn Brodie , Library of the Parliament of Canada
  • Major initiatives to improve the quality and value of research services: current topics and challenges at the National Diet Library. Hiroyuki Okuyama, National Diet Library, Japan
  • Delivering parliamentary library and research services in an interconnected world: the case of EPRS. Etienne Bassot , European Parliamentary Research Service
  • Legislative impact assessment at the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea. Kyubeom Cho , National Assembly Research Service, Republic of Korea
  • From business intelligence to political intelligence:bringing political information together. Jérémie Leuthold , Swiss Federal Assembly
10:40-11:00 Coffee Break Whittall Pavilion

Session 2 – Developing and improving tools and processes Moderator: Sonia L’Heureux, Parliamentary Librarian, Parliament of Canada

  • Designing a knowledge management platform for the Council of the EU and its member states. Roland Genson , Directorate-General Communication and Document Management, General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union
  • The “” website. Sangduen Pongput , Library and Museum Group, Bureau of Parliamentary Studies, The Secretariat of the Senate of Thailand
  • The Pupitre system: a desk news system for the parliamentary meeting rooms . Luis Armando González , Library of Congress, Chile
  • Improving transparency, data management and information access in the Spanish Parliament. Josefa Fuentes and Marina Cueto , Archives and Library of the Secretariat of the Spanish Senate
Coolidge Auditorium

News/Updates Moderator: Adama Kone, Assemblée nationale de Côte d’Ivoire

  • IFLAPARL activities, Lillian Gassie
  • Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) activities, Andy Richardson, IPU
  • Parliamentary Research Handbook project, Penny Young, House of Commons & Dina Melham, Westminster Foundation for Democracy
12:30-14:00 Lunch Members’ Room (Yellow); Scholar’s Room (Green)

Session 3 – How to design products and services that meet clients’ needs Moderator: Ida Kelemen, Head of Information Services for MPs, Hungarian National Assembly

Overview and comparison of two methodologies that can be used to develop new products and services. Adolfo Furtado , Information and Documentation Center, Chamber of Deputies, Brazil

Coolidge Auditorium
14:30-15:15 Break out group discussions on the approaches delegates have used to design and evaluate new products and services Members & Scholars Rooms
15:15–15:45 Coffee Break Whittall Pavilion

PARL Talk: Updates from Regional Networks Moderator: Ellie Valentine, United States

  • APLN – Arab Federation for Libraries and Information, Sladjana Bijelic, Arab Institute for Parliamentary Training and Legislative Studies, SUNY
  • APLA – Association of Parliamentary Libraries of Australasia, speaker to be confirmed
  • APLAP – Association of Parliamentary Librarians of Asia and the Pacific, Dianne Heriot, Parliament of Australia
  • APLESA – Association of Parliamentary Libraries of Eastern and Southern Africa, Esther Kamau, National Assembly, Parliament of Kenya
  • ECPRD – European Centre for Parliamentary Research and Documentation, Ida Kelemen, Hungarian National Assembly
  • RADAR (Réseau Africain de la Documentatiion et des Archives) des parlements francophones, Alim Garga, Assemblée Nationale du Cameroun
  • RIPALC – Exchange Network of Parliaments of Latin America and the Caribbean, Adolfo Furtado, Information and Documentation Center, Chamber of Deputies, Brazil
Coolidge Auditorium
16:30– 17:00 Closing remarks and evaluation
17:30 Depart for Pier 4 Wharf, Water St., Washington, D.C. (public transportation and taxis)
18:30-22:00 Dinner-cruise

Friday, 12 August 2016

Tours of Library of Congress Collections & Services ( pre-registration required )
Jefferson, Madison and Adams buildings
Separate registration required

Time Theme
08:15 Gather for start of tours
08:30-10:00 Early tours (select one only) : European Division, Hispanic Reading Room, Geography & Map, Law Library, Preservation Directorate
10:00-10:30 Go to gathering point for late tours
10:30-12:00 Late tours (select one only): African & Middle Eastern Division, Asian Division, Congressional Research Service, Geography & Map, Law Library, Preservation Directorate