My QQML Story - Martha Kyrillidou
I attended the first QQML conference in 2009 and I had the opportunity to organize panels, workshops, present papers and a keynote over the years, as well as contribute in its advisory structure. The unique contribution of QQML is the diversity of the participants and topics it pulls together. If you want to learn what is going on in libraries across the globe, beyond IFLA, this is the one event where discussions on the value and impact of libraries in different geographic contexts occurs covering a multitude of longitude and latitude coordinates. You will meet colleagues from countries you have only seen on the map and learn about the experience of librarians outside the well-documented, typical, Anglo-american context. This is where a graduate student from Pakistan attending a French university approached me to ask permission to translate and implement LibQUAL+ in Urdu for his dissertation! And, this is the event where Nisa Bakkalbasi and I presented on the Greek, Hebrew, and Arabic translation of LibQUAL+. Anthi [Katsirikou] and her organizing committee has made a unique contribution to the profession by giving an opportunity to many librarians across the globe to join and share their diverse experiences and explore their common values.
My QQML Story - Teresa Welsh
Ten years ago, I attended and presented at the first QQML conference in Chania, Crete, and from that first time, it became my favorite conference. I have attended each QQML conference since then and have had the honor of serving on the Advisory Committee and International Scientific Committee. Thank you, Anthi and Christos! QQML has allowed me to make friends with librarians, academics, and students from more than 60 countries around the world. QQML has enriched my scholarship and professional career and provided opportunities for LIS students and recent graduates to present research. Each conference I learn new things I can use in my teaching and research and QQML remains my favorite conference. You are invited to download any of the QQML images in the album at facebook.
My QQML Experience - Marilyn Brissett
QQML has given me the opportunity to present school library research and chair sessions in both school librarianship and Information literacy at an international conference. I am very grateful and have enjoyed meeting library practitioners and academics among others from around the globe. I have presented and chaired sessions at four QQML conferences; Chania 2010, Rome 2013, Paris 2015 and this week Chania 2018. I am looking forward to this special event – the 10 year anniversary of QQML. We have come full circle and many of the people who have become “QQML regulars” are making their way back to Chania as I write this. Thank you Dr. Anthi Katsirikou, Christos H. Skiadas, Chair of ISAST, and the entire organizing Committee for making this conference inclusive and welcoming. Practitioners at every level are encouraged
to submit their research with the understanding that publication is a possibility – professional development at its best!