Tuesday 12 October  
08:00– 09:00 Registration
09:00- 09:05 Welcome
Ellen Tise, Senior Director, Library and Information Service, Stellenbosch University
09:05 – 09:15 Opening
Prof Eugene Cloete, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Studies, Stellenbosch University
09:15-10:00 Opening keynote address:
Prof Kanshukan Rajaratnam, Director of the School for Data Science and Computational Thinking, Stellenbosch University
Open data: What we learnt from the pandemic
10:00-10:15 DISCUSSION
10:15-11:00 REFRESHMENTS
SESSION 1: Changing landscape of higher education in research, teaching and learning Chair: Delene Pretorius
Deputy Director: Academic Services, Library and Information Service, Stellenbosch University
11:00-11:30 Sonja Cilliers, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences, Stellenbosch University Business School
How is being a virtual lecturer the same as being a radio DJ? Oh, let me count the ways… 
11:30-12:00 Prof Lis Lange, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: Learning and Teaching, University of Cape Town
In defence of abnormality: Reflections on teaching and learning and the “new normal
12:00-12:30 Prof Denis Ocholla, Senior Professor, Department of Information Studies, University of Zululand
Reflections on the changing research landscape in the digital environment in higher education
12:30-13:00 DISCUSSION
13:00-14:00 LUNCH
SESSION 2: The agility of academic libraries and the future of work Chair: Henriëtte Swart
Director: Branch Libraries, Library and Information Service, Stellenbosch University
14:00-14:30 Prof Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, University Library; School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
Academic libraries and institutional resilience: Reflections on the long 2020
14:30-15:00 Ujala Satgoor, Executive Director: University of Cape Town Libraries
When crises converge: Leading and managing academic libraries during times of crises
15:00-15:15 REFRESHMENTS
15:15-15:45 Dr Daniel le Roux, Head of the Cognition and Technology Research Group, Department of Information Science, Stellenbosch University
The automation of work: A South African perspective
15:45-16:15 Dr Lorraine Haricombe, Vice Provost and Director, University of Texas Libraries, Austin, USA
Embracing the possibilities of the future of work
16:15-16:30 DISCUSSION
Wednesday 13 October  
SESSION 3:  Robotics, open science and artificial intelligence Chair: Wouter Klapwijk
Director: Information Technology Services, Library and Information Service, Stellenbosch University
08:00-08:30 Registration
08:30-09:00 Isak van der Walt, Manager: Digital Scholarship & Innovation, Department of Library Services, University of Pretoria
Strangers in our midst: Robotics in academic libraries

Dr Andrew Cox, Senior Lecturer, Information School, University of Sheffield, UK
Librarians and data
09:30-10:00 Dr Anwar Vahed, Director, Data Intensive Research Initiative of South Africa (DIRISA)
DIRISA for open data and open science
10:00-10:30 DISCUSSION
10:30-11:00 REFRESHMENTS
11:00-11:30 Prof Anton van Niekerk, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy; Director of the Centre for Applied Ethics, Stellenbosch University
Future ethics: Robots, algorithms and biases 

Prof Brito Cruz, Senior Vice-President, Research Networks, Elsevier; Emeritus Professor, Physics Institute, Unicamp, Brazil
Trends in artificial intelligence research
12:00-12:30 DISCUSSION
12:30-13:30 LUNCH
SESSION 4: Data services and innovation in libraries Chair: Mimi Seyffert-Wirth
Deputy Director: Digital Scholarship, Library and Information Service, Stellenbosch University
13:30-14:00 Alan Oliver, Business Development Director, EMEA, Ex Libris, ProQuest, UK
Data, everywhere
14:00-14:30 Samuel Simango, Manager: Research Data Services, Library and Information Service, Stellenbosch University
Research data management as a quality management system
14:30-15:00 REFRESHMENTS
15:00-15:30 Norman Hebler, Head: Makerspace, Library and Information Service, Stellenbosch University
Jeremiah Petersen, Manager: Learning and Training, Library and Information Service, Stellenbosch University
Innovation and collaboration through makerspaces in libraries
15:30-16:00 Andrew K. Pace, Executive Director,  Technical Research, OCLC, USA
Library collections as data for computational science
16:00-16:30 DISCUSSION
19:00-22:00 Dinner at Lanzerac’s Manor Kitchen, kindly sponsored by EBSCO
Thursday 14 October  
SESSION 5: The impact of Covid-19 on library services Chair: Ilse de Lange
Director: Technical Services and E-Resources, Library and Information Service, Stellenbosch University
08:00-08:30 Registration
08:30-09:00 Elizabeth Moll-Willard, Faculty Librarian: AgriSciences, Library and Information Service, Stellenbosch University
Sibongiseni Mrwashu, Faculty Librarian: Science, University of Western Cape Library
Information and media literacy during
09:00-09:30 Robert Kiley, Head of Open Research, Wellcome Trust, UK
Open Access, Covid-19 and Plan S
09:30-10:00 Kate Robinson, University Librarian, University of Bath, UK
Virtual services in academic libraries: Services for the nowhere (wo)man during COVID-19
10:00-10:30 Jeremy Atkinson, Library and Information Services Consultant, Cardiff, Wales, UK
Envisioning academic library services and technology and change post-pandemic: Getting it right
10:30-10:45 REFRESHMENTS



Laila Vahed, Director, Library and Information Services, University of Zululand
The positive spinoff of lockdown on e-collection enhancement and use at the University of Zululand Library
11:15-11:30 DISCUSSION
Leadership and innovation during a crisis
Ellen Tise, Senior Director, Library and Information Service, Stellenbosch University
Prof Maria Frahm-Arp, Executive Director, University of Johannesburg Library
Dr Shirlene Neerputh, Director, Library Services, University of Western Cape
12:30-13:30 LUNCH
CLOSING SESSION Chair: Siviwe Bangani
Director: Research Services, Libary and Information Service, Stellenbosch University
13:30-14:15 Closing keynote address
Dr Morné Mostert, Director of the Institute for Futures Research, Stellenbosch University 
14:15 – 14:30 Closing of the symposium