There are 65000 libraries in Europe welcoming more than 100 million people each year. That is an amazing knowledge infrastructure to make our communities smarter.
In this short video some of these statistics and core values are shared.
Libraries connect people and their knowledge – and support learning and knowledge creation.
Spend 90 seconds watching this video to celebrate and highlight the difference libraries make everyday across Europe and the rest of the world.
Libraries change lives.
The video is published by Public Libraries 2020 and The Reading & Writing Foundation. It is also strongly approved by the Library Avengers.
Last week I was meeting with my co-members of the Library Avengers for discussions about current and coming projects. We met in the Netherlands and attended a library conference in Soesterberg near Utrecht.
I did a presentation about 23 mobile things, Professional development and the skills libraries need to make their communities smarter now and in the near future… Here are my slides. Thanks Bredebid…
To what question in society is your library the answer? Libraries as strategic learning institutions – Making the community smarter. Presentation in Soesterberg, The Netherlands – 28 november 2014
I was honered to present at this years Internet Librarian International in London, England. Thank you for an inspiring conference with sharing, co-learning and interesting talks with so many wonderful librarians and other library professionals.
For the other presentations I did there about Gamification and Library advocacy – Go to my slideshare page.
I had a very busy schedule at #ili2014
I also did a sharing session / Presentation at the X-track:
Lobby for Libraries – be a library avenger
And I was on loan in BORROW AN EXPERT and had a wonderful meeting about libraries community engagement and collaboration.
After the conference I went to Norway and did a keynote about the library as a community hub for learning for the very inspiring librarians in Vestfold. I had the chance to stay until lunch and be a part of their day about libraries and learning.
Today is a very special day. In November 1913 local politicians decided to open a public reading room in Nykøbing Falster thereby making the decision and providing the funds that made it possible to open the doors to the first public library in the city 100 years ago today.
As the city’s most used cultural organisation we are proud to provide cultural experiences, learning environments, knowledge sharing and knowledge creation, debate and much more to our community. Today – and for the next 100 years to come.
We celebrate today with the rest of the city. There will be a lot of music, there will be storytime, there will be children’s theatre, book talks etc. – and there will be cake.
If you want to follow along we will be documenting the day on our Instagram profile
I am very proud to welcome another 23 mobile things program to the #23mobilethings familiy – Welcome Alaska #23mobilethingsAK. You are joining thousands of fellow libraraians and library staff from all over the planet in this co-learning opportunity. I wish you all a great learning experience – Here is my welcome video.
Learn more about 23 Mobile Things Alska
Thank you Daniel Cornwall (@DanielCornwall) for your contribution to keeping this learning program alive.
Exciting treasure hunts in the urban space
In Nykøbing Falster, Guldborgsund Public Library invites local citizens and visitors of the city on interactive walks around the town as part of the project Hidden Treasures. Through their smart phone, ‘treasure hunters’ can have a new and different experience of the town and its history.
With the project Hidden Treasures Guldborgsund Public Library wants to meet people in the urban space in a fun and engaging way. We aim to turn the local cultural and literary history into a vivid experience. Through a series of riddles and problems, the inquisitive-minded will hopefully see the town in a new light.
The interactive walks offer three different themes: a trip back to explorer and author Peter Freuchens’ Nykøbing Falster in the 1920s; an insight into the town when author Knud Romer grew up in the 1970s; and a contemporary tour with focus on local food from Falster.
You can read more about the project on Tame The Web
I like the concept of unconferences very much. The more loose structure can be very liberating to the traditional conference learning experience. Combining a traditional conference with an unconference track is one of the reasons I am looking very much forward to this years Internet Librarian International – and I am proud to be a part of both the unconference and conference track.
I hope to see you there and talk libraries with you. I am doing talks on Guldborgsund Public Library recent gamification project, Global librarianship and on the brand new unconference X track I will share about the library advocacy group Library Avengers.
I am also looking forward to the Hackerspace Conversations between Rasmus Fangel Vestergaard and Jeroen de Boer and to catch Åke Nygreens talk about Boosting ICT training in public libraries to name just a few.
Here is my speaker program – You can also “borrow me” for a 15 minute talk about about community engagement, gamification, communities and collaboration on the X track… London Calling!