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Hana Landová, Ph.D. specializes on information literacy and information education in the higher education environment. She has received her Ph.D. in information science at the Institute of Information studies and Librarianship, Charles University in Prague in 2009. In 2004-2005 she was selected as a Fulbright Research Scholar to spend two semesters at the School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

As a Deputy Director of the Study and Information Centre at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague she is responsible for an information literacy curriculum development and co-operation between the library and faculty members in designing library instructional services. She also participates in supervising master thesis and dissertations as well as teaching LIS students as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Information studies and Librarianship, Charles University in Prague.

Hana has served as a Chair of the Information literacy and Information Education Working Group (2011-2013), which is a part of Association of Libraries of Czech Universities. In 2013 she has been elected as a Vice-President of the Association. Since 2013 she has been a member of the Programme and Standing Committee of the European Conference on Information Literacy.

Title: From the Library to the Laboratory and Beyond: An Exciting Journey

Bibliographic instruction. Information literacy. Subject librarians. Faculty liaisons. Embedded librarianship. Databrarians. These are just a few examples of terms representing a long journey that our academic and special libraries have walked in order to provide relevant and individually tailored services to the researchers and faculty members. And, without any doubts, many new milestones are about to be reached in the near future. How comfortable are we, librarians, in our new positions as a research team members? And how far can we go and push our limits? Is that a matter of stepping outside of our comfort zone or are we finally at the position where we have always meant to be? There are various visions of the future of academic (special / research) libraries. The transformations in the research practices are the cause of changes in the research support processes within our libraries. E-science and e-research provide a wide range of opportunities – are we ready to make the best of it? Traditional concepts (e.g. information literacy) are still relevant, however, they should be seen in the new light. Librarians in the position of research consultants, data managers, publishing activities coordinators, open science advocates and critical thinking enthusiasts – is that going to be an everyday reality? And if so, are we ready for that kind of new reality?