Libraries as Catalysts for Community Sustainability: Sparking Imagination and Innovation I will be at Computers in Libraries this March – Check out how you can meet me there and what sessions I am doing – and see the rest of the amazing program too. Libraries have always been a hub for knowledge, learning, and community… Continue reading Upcoming workshop, presentation and panel at Computers in Libraries 2023
Category: global librarianship
Article: Sustainability in Danish Public Libraries
If you combine UNs sustainable development goals with libraries you get a powerful force working for a better world for all of us. If you are curious about how Danish libraries approach this work read my article published in English and German from the journal “Bibliothek Forschung und Praxis”. Sustainability in Danish Public Libraries: How… Continue reading Article: Sustainability in Danish Public Libraries
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 lockdownIn a life of isolationWhat keeps you mentally soundAnd away from desperation Is the stories… Continue reading Forward
New job: Library director in Nelson, New Zealand
It is the time of big decisions. I am happy and proud to announce that starting this September I will be the new library director of Nelson Public Libraries in New Zealand. I am looking forward to bringing the skills and experience from my current job in Guldborgsund, Denmark to the southern hemisphere and to… Continue reading New job: Library director in Nelson, New Zealand
New Horizons: How Libraries Create Smart Communities – For INFORUM 2018 in Prague
Libraries are more important than ever. This is not the headline you see in news media these days. If there happens to be a library-related headline it often says that libraries are obsolete because of the technological development. In a world where there is more information than ever before and where modern societies compete to… Continue reading New Horizons: How Libraries Create Smart Communities – For INFORUM 2018 in Prague
Upcoming keynote: Different perspectives – New horizons. 24th annual Inforum conference in Prague
It is always interesting to bring different kinds of perspectives and disciplines together. That is what The INFORUM conference does and I am looking very much forward to giving a keynote at this years conference and to participate and learn from the other professionals attending. INFORUM focuses on electronic information resources and their professional use… Continue reading Upcoming keynote: Different perspectives – New horizons. 24th annual Inforum conference in Prague
Libraries and their communities – an interview.
Libraries are all about the communities they serve. At the heart of Global Librarianship is the combination of global inspiration and local action. I was interviewed about community focused libraries for the Princh blog. Here is a small sample 🙂 What is the definition of a library nowadays? The library is the community’s hub for… Continue reading Libraries and their communities – an interview.
New member of the International Advisory Board for San Jose State University, Center for Information Research & Innovation.
I am humbled and proud to announce that I have joined the International Advisory Board for San Jose State University, Center for Information Research & Innovation. I am looking forward to contributing to the boards work. The Center for Information Research and Innovation (CIRI) is organized around numerous research areas, including: Digital Records and Curation… Continue reading New member of the International Advisory Board for San Jose State University, Center for Information Research & Innovation.
Keynote for #CILIPS16: Making communities smarter through connections
The theme of this years CILIPS conference is “Making connections”. I am proud to do todays morning keynote. Libraries are strategically important for modern knowledge societies. In the library people of all ages have a safe space for learning and exchanging ideas. In the knowledge economy where communities, regions and countries compete for knowledge jobs… Continue reading Keynote for #CILIPS16: Making communities smarter through connections
Library Stuff… I respectfully disagree
I read this post by my friend and inspiration Justin Hoenke. I know that Justin doesn’t like to be an inspiration in that way, but he is awesome, and I have learned so much from his projects and the way he is an awesome human being. So Justin, please forgive me for respectfully disagreeing with… Continue reading Library Stuff… I respectfully disagree