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Forward

I made a song for the wonderful library conference Next Library.
People can share their digital postcards with the conference this week. You know what to do…

Lyrics / song / video by Jan Holmquist

Forward:

When everyone is in lockdown
In a life of isolation
What keeps you mentally sound
And away from desperation

Is the stories that we share
As humans across time
People everywhere
We share what is sublime

We build communities 
On humanity and facts
To create opportunities
For people who reacts

To knowledge and unity
And professionals who care
In your local library
You find them anywhere



We need to know how to proceed
To build what lays ahead

We remove the stuff we dread
And add the new stuff that we need

We learn how to learn anew
And unlearn what is outdated
We will never be dictated
We will find what is true



As we leave our lives
as solitudinarians
We need the skills of our
community librarians

Culture, stories, literature, knowledge, learning is what we need
Smarter communities  – For our future to proceed

What to expect at Internet Librarian International #ili2015

ILI15_bannerI am proud to be Co-Chair of this years Internet Librarian International conference and I am looking very much forward to the conference. I am very satisfied with this years program. Besides very interesting keynotes and great speakers – the conference offers a good vibe and lots of network opportunities with inspiring librarians from all over the world – I hope to meet you there.

I am moderating a number of very interesting sessions on demonstrating value, dynamic disruption, how to use video to engage and the proactive library.

Here is the program for the conference

Here is my program as a moderator