About

Jan Holmquist

Global librarian – because libraries make communities smarter.
Also: Consultant, International Speaker, Library Journal Mover & Shaker 2014, #23mobilethings developer, Dad, Crowdfunder, Learner and  Music listener.
Based in Denmark, Europe.

I believe the best library is created by being globally inspired and transforming that inspiration into acting locally in your community.
Libraries actively support learning in every thinkable way and facilitate sharing and development of knowledge.

I am currently working with library development as Assistant Library Director at Guldborgsund Libraries and I am involved in global projects like #23mobilethings (a global library learning project that is available in 6 different languages). I recently finished a project about libraries and gamification and another project where libraries test if nudge theory is usable within our field.

I am very proud of the crowdfunding projects Buy India A Library and Help This Week In Libraries.

I speak at conferences and guest teach virtually and in person about learning and mobile technology, Innovation etc.

I am also a proud member of the library advocacy think tank Library Avengers and the PL2020 Library Advocacy Lab.

If you want to know more about my work you can find links to my LinkedIn profile, Projects, interviews etc. Here

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  1. Dear Mr Holmquist
    Hello there from Jaipur, India. My name is Waye, and I am currently volunteering with a local NGO called Taabar (www.taabar.org) in Jaipur, Rajasthan. I read with enthusiasm your Buy India a Library project. I am currently working on a passion project of mine to start mobile libraries in India, with Taabar. I am looking for funds and hopefully will be able to set the first mobile library rolling around 10 villages and slums by March 2014. The project, called Libraries on the Very Edge (LOVE) will target 60,000 children and over 30,000 adults. I would like the opportunity to share the proposal with you and perhaps if you are interested, we could talk libraries.
    Looking forward to hearing from you, and very happy to have found your blog.
    Best wishes
    Waye

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