What´s he building in there?

… We have a right to know as Tom Waits sings/croons/says on his wonderful album Mule Variations.

A few sentences about what I have been doing/are up to these days:

Upcoming cross European project:
As a consultant, I am working with two well known European organisations on what could be a substantial new game-changing project for libraries and citizenship. I will update you more on this when there is news and when I can reveal more.

Libraries and health:
Culture can play an essential part in health and in recovery from illness. Research shows this, and several projects worldwide have been completed or are ongoing. To create a healthy, happy, meaningful life for everyone, we have to recognise the power of artists, arts organisations, museums and libraries in healthcare and beyond. Stories and the narratives people tell about their own lives also have a role to play. The new project will be research-based and evolves around this mindset.
Yet another still secret project. Yes, transparency is a core value for me, but I am however to negotiate with core partners, and it would be disrespectful to share info they need to know first.

Strategy and leadership:
I recently hade the opportunity to talk share my experience and view on strategic leadership with professionals doing leadership training. I am also working as a consultant on strategy, strategy implementation and mentoring of new leaders. 

London Calling:
I am once again Co-Charing Internet Librarian International. I hope to see you soon in London, UK!

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A short personal update

Dear friends. It has been a while. I want to update you with some short facts.

Back in Denmark:
Because of different personal circumstances back home, I had to leave New Zealand and go back to Denmark to be with my family.

Family:
I am in the middle of a divorce. A thing like that is never happy for anyone. We communicate very well. We can laugh together and have mutual respect. The kids are doing good. I am grateful for that. Very much!

Making a professional difference:
I know I made a difference in New Zealand. The people were more than I could have hoped for, the community was terrific, but time was too limited. I loved it and worked hard for it while I was there.
I could not have done it differently, but I am shameful to have promised something I had to reverse.

Looking forward:
I am still the global librarian, but I also finished my Master in Public Governance. I am now working as a self-employed library and leadership consultant in Denmark and worldwide having worked for organisations in Brussels, Amsterdam and Copenhagen so far.

Thank you:
To amazing friends near and far for personal and professional support, I appreciate it more than you can ever imagine.