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!
I was happy and proud to be part of this session at IFLA in Lyon, France this year.
Thank you to my wonderful colleagues on the panel and to everyone who took the time in their busy conference schedule to make this session a priority. This was a great learning experience for me as well.
Here are the slides for my presentation:
The whole program for the session looked like this:
IFLA – Lyon, France
Monday 18 August – 2014
MOOCs: Opportunities and Challenges for Libraries – Continuing Professional Development
and Workplace Learning
11:45 – 13:45 | Forum 1
▪ Introduction to MOOCs
Sandy Hirsh (San Jose State University, School of Library and Information Science, san Jose,
▪ MOOCs for professional development
Michael Stephens (San Jose State University, School of Library and Information Science, San
Jose, United States)
▪ MOOCs and library and information science schools
Wendy Newman (University of Toronto, iSchool, Toronto, Canada)
▪ MOOCs and public libraries
John Szabo (Los Angeles Public Library, Los Angeles, United States)
▪ MOOCs as access to information in developing countries
Loida Garcia Febo (Information New Wave, New York, United States)
▪ MOOCs and Open Education Initiatives
Jan Holmquist (Guldborgsund Librarires Nykøbing, Falster, Denmark)
The combination of fine libraries and LEGO bricks is not new and is often seen in the library blogosphere…
It is now wonder. Libraries are magnificent and LEGO is fun – What is not like?
This LEGO stop motion movie promotes the Faculty Library of Social Sciences at University of Copenhagen and it is absolutely awesome… Enjoy!
The video is Directed by Informationspecialists Hazel Engelsmann (email@example.com, @engelsmann) & Marc Sales (firstname.lastname@example.org, @docterz). Produced by Head of Faculty Library Christian Lauersen (@clauersen)
I have posted stop motion lego movies before – So if you want more.. Here you are.
I was happy to make the keynote for “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“ today. You can access the recorded version here.
Thanks to everyone who participated… Here are my slides… Feel free to follow up with questions.