Libraries: The best possible shared space today and beyond for #SCLRevitalise

Thank you for the invitation to this wonderful conference. What a couple of days of learning, sharing, crying, laughing and… singing ūüôā What skills do libraries and librarians need to be a driving force in creating smart communities? How can we use strategy to advocate for the importance that we know we have for peoples… Continue reading Libraries: The best possible shared space today and beyond for #SCLRevitalise

Upcoming talk: Libraries: The best possible shared space today and beyond.

I am very excited to be the closing keynote speaker at this years SCL seminar under the theme Revitalise and Regenerate libraries. I am looking forward to learning opportunities and good debates in Coventry this early June. The Society of Chief Librarians leads and manages public libraries in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. SCL is… Continue reading Upcoming talk: Libraries: The best possible shared space today and beyond.

Libraries and Skills in Denmark

This infographic gives a fine introduction to Public Libraries in Denmark in a European Union context when it comes to literacy and skills. The Infographic is made by Public Libraries 2020 and Danmarks Biblioteksforening. You might also like the “Libraries Change Lives” infograhic.

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

Gamification and libraries: Tools and examples

Gamification can be a tool for libraries to engage and motivate the public to use the library – but like all other tools it is not a quick fix and must be used wisely. In this article I share some tools and practical examples of how they have been used in libraries. Storytelling: Narratives are… Continue reading Gamification and libraries: Tools and examples

If the library was a music genre…

I am inspired by this Bossa Nova song from the wonderful people at The Royal Library of Denmark – The Faculty Library of Social Sciences In fact I am inspired by most things they do… Their LEGO stop motion movies and music would still be cool even if did not have the underlying message to… Continue reading If the library was a music genre…

Libraries Change Lives

There are 65000 libraries in Europe welcoming more than 100 million people each year. That is an amazing knowledge infrastructure to make our communities smarter. In this short video some of these statistics and core values are shared. Libraries connect people and their knowledge ¬†– and support learning and knowledge creation. Spend 90 seconds watching… Continue reading Libraries Change Lives

100 years old today – Guldborgsund Public Library

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Guldborgsund-bibliotekerne (@guldbib) Today is a very special day. In November 1913¬†local politicians decided to open¬†a public reading room in Nyk√łbing 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… Continue reading 100 years old today – Guldborgsund Public Library

Welcome to the #23mobilethings family Alaska

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… Continue reading Welcome to the #23mobilethings family Alaska

Hidden treasures – Gamification at Guldborgsund Public Library

Exciting treasure hunts in the urban space In Nyk√łbing 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, ‚Äėtreasure hunters‚Äô can have a new and different experience of the town and its history. With the… Continue reading Hidden treasures – Gamification at Guldborgsund Public Library