Proud to receive prize for best article 2014 in LIS magazine REVY

I am very proud to recieve the prize for best article in the Danish LIS magazine REVY.

My article [In Danish] is about using Twitter as a professional tool for learning, idea generating and inspiration for global librarians. I have practical examples like Buy India a Library, 23 Mobile Things and definitions about Global Libraianship. I also recommend ways for getting started with this network.

REVY is the biggest LIS magazine in Scandinavia within the college and research library field. They have a lot of good writers and the competition for best article was tough as you can see:

For all you Danish speakers and readers out there – Here is a link to the article

My slides from Bergen, Norway: Global librarianship, Digital skills & 23 Mobile Things

I was lucky to have the chance to speak to and talk to Norweigan librarians at Neptunsemiaret in Bergen today – Thanks for having me. Since Scandinavian languages are very alike (Finland excluded!) – A lot of the slides are in Danish and a few in English.

New 23 Mobile Things version in North East Florida

It is a new year and also 2015 will be a year of 23 Mobile Things professional development for librarians. I am very happy to welcome North East Florida to the growing 23 Mobile Things family.

On the NEFLIN blog I found this description. It is a good explanation of the 23 Mobile Things DNA – namely to explore the potential of mobile tools to deliver library services:

“This program is designed to help you become comfortable using a mobile platform and it’s tools.  These apps may not be around in 5 years.  That’s not the point. We hope this process helps you enlarge your comfort zone, make time for professional development and meet colleagues.  We hope you will see how other librarians use some of these tools to help their libraries and think about how they may help yours.  We hope this program will encourage you to try new things.”

The program will be open to the public under a Creative Commons license when it is finished but until then it is an in house professional development project for the staff of NEFLIN.
I am looking forward to learning more about what Appy hour is – and to learn more about the program and I wish all the more than 500 participants and the organizers a great learning experience – Thank you for learning with us librarians of Florida.

Libraries Change Lives

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.

Presentation: The Broad Library – Librarian skills

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

Presenting at Bredebib

Global librarianship and Gamifying the library experience – My presentations at #ili2014

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

Sessions by Jan Holmquist
Day 1 – Tuesday, 21 October 2014   14.30 – 15.00   A104: Global inspiration, local action (presentation: Global inspiration, local action)
Day 1 – Tuesday, 21 October 2014   15.15 – 16.15   B105: Library labs and digital lounges (Moderator)
Day 1 – Tuesday, 21 October 2014   16.45 – 17.30   B106: Gamification (Presentation: Gamifying the library experience)
Day 2 – Wednesday, 22 October 2014   11.15 – 12.15   C202: Transformational teaching (Moderator)
Day 2 – Wednesday, 22 October 2014   14.30 – 15.15   C204: Extending engagement and remaining relevant (Moderator)

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.

100 years old today – Guldborgsund Public Library

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

World wide thoughts of a Danish librarian

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