Malá aula
13. 9. 2023
13:20 - 16:40
Guarantors, moderators: Veronika Chruščová, Eliška Bartošová

Let’s stop looking serious, pretend that everything is going well, that we can do everything, that we don’t make mistakes and that everyone loves us. We’re human, we make mistakes, we stumble, and sometimes we crash. But we also know how to let loose, try new things and not take ourselves too seriously. We brought topics that belong on the backstage at a professional conference to the stage. Come share your fiascos, controversies and novel ideas with us.

13:20 – 14:05
The Art of Failure

You’ve never been wrong? Never messed up? That’s funny, because Charles IV, Thomas Bata and Mother Teresa all made mistakes. No one of us can avoid failures, mistakes and blunders, and they undoubtedly happen in libraries too. Isn’t it a pity that they are not talked about? Because we usually learn more easily from mistakes than from successes. Why is this so, how can we learn to accept mistakes, tolerate them in our colleagues and subordinates and ideally benefit from them? Come and get inspired.

Josef Hynek, Rector Emeritus of the University of Hradec Králové and current Dean of the Faculty of Informatics and Management at the University of Hradec Králové, is a graduate of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics at Charles University in Prague and the University of Hull in the UK. Although he is a mathematician by education, he has been successfully leading people for more than twenty years. Therefore, his professional interests include leadership, communication and team building. Together with Tomáš Studeník, they wrote the book The Art of Failure with the aim of ridding Czechs of the fear of failure and helping them to cope better with trouble. Together they organize courses on the Science of Failure.

14:05 – 14:40
Libraries and failure

Several organizations will present their failures and missteps and „it didn’t go as planned“, perhaps their courage to bring their failure to the stage will encourage the audience to join this first library „failcamp“. We look forward to hearing about your mistakes.

14:40 – 14:50
Commercial presentation

14:50 – 15:10 – break

15:10 – 15:30
BLESKOVKY – Unusual library services

15:30 – 15:50

Adjustments and cuts

This lecture will explore the history of the publication of some classic texts for children and young people. We will focus on the nature of the changes and the motivations that lead to them.

Stefan Segi is a researcher at the Department for Research into Literary Culture at the Institute of Czech Literature of the CAS. He has long been working on issues of popular literature, censorship, political correctness and other regulatory mechanisms.

15:50 – 16:40
Libraries in Conflict – Panel Discussion

Libraries, as active elements of civil society, can themselves become objects of conflict and must choose a strategy for dealing with this situation. Is the library democratic or despotic? And is there a neutral library? The Regional Scientific Library Liberec, the Regional Library Karlovy Vary, the Municipal Library Tábor, the Jiří Mahen Library and the Study and Research Library of the Pilsen Region will present their own experience.