Tag Archives: Danish libraries

Sustainable libraries: Thank you CIL Connect – Slides are up

In session E201. Sustainable Libraries I contributed with European examples about how libraries are working with sustainability and UNs Sustainable Development Goals. Marydee Ojala did the same from a U.S. perspective.

Thank you for your participation and good questions. My part of the slides is here. Remember that the video will be up on the conference website.

A lot of the links I mention in my talk are in Danish. Here are some of the English language ones:

My article about sustainability in Danish Public Libraries (Published in English and German from the journal “Bibliothek Forschung und Praxis”:
Sustainability in Danish Public Libraries How do the Sustainable Development Goals Inspire their Work?

Scotlands Public Library Strategy :
Scotland’s Public Library Strategy 2021-2025

The UN document that all UN member states adopted in 2015 presents the vision, ambition and the SDGs:
Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (Also available in Arabic, Chinese, Russian, French and Spanish)

Feel free to contact me anytime with questions, your example or for an online coffee and chat about libraries and sustainability.

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 do the Sustainable Development Goals Inspire their Work?

Things move fast in this field. Feel free to connect with any questions you might have.

100 years old today – Guldborgsund Public Library

Today is a very special day. In November 1913 local politicians decided to open a public reading room in Nykøbing 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 years ago today.

As the city’s most used cultural organisation we are proud to provide cultural experiences, learning environments, knowledge sharing and knowledge creation, debate and much more to our community. Today – and for the next 100 years to come.

We celebrate today with the rest of the city. There will be a lot of music, there will be storytime, there will be children’s theatre, book talks etc. – and there will be cake.

If you want to follow along we will be documenting the day on our Instagram profile

Introducing library services brick by brick

The combination of fine libraries and LEGO bricks is not new and is often seen in the library blogosphere…
It is now wonder. Libraries are magnificent and LEGO is fun – What is not like?
This LEGO stop motion movie promotes the Faculty Library of Social Sciences at University of Copenhagen and it is absolutely awesome… Enjoy!

The video is Directed by Informationspecialists Hazel Engelsmann (haen@kb.dk, @engelsmann) & Marc Sales (masa@kb.dk, @docterz). Produced by Head of Faculty Library Christian Lauersen (@clauersen)

I have posted stop motion lego movies before – So if you want more.. Here you are.

Get a happier life with your library

Watch this video about Danish public libraries in English for people new to Danish society and tell me what you think.

When you’re new in Denmark a lot of things can be confusing. The library is here to help you! Through the library you have access to a world of knowledge, culture, entertainment, social activites, and much much more. Visit your local library or visit us at bibliotek.dk

Here is an online version of the handout with the same theme:
Get a happier life with your library – ISSUU