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A librarian walks into a bar…

Jan Holmquist VALA Melbourne

A Friday evening in a bar in Melbourne, Australia. More than 60 librarians is gathered to have a good conversation about libraries, professional development, learning and stealing good ideas!

I was proud to do the keynote this evening about Global Librarianship and 23 Mobile Things, Gamifiction, Buy India a Library – and the amazing Dr. V. – and it was wonderful to meet you all. Talk with 23 Mobile Things participants, and highly motivated library professionals – and share a beer with you after “The concert”.

Thanks for your highly appreciated fantastic feedback – and for the invitation.

23 Mobile Things at #CILDC

Thank you to everyone who explored the potential of mobile tools for delivering library services with me.Thank you for your participation and very relevant questions, I enjoyed it very much.

The slides are up:

Libraries as Strategic Learning Institutions – Workshop at #CILDC

CIL15_Hearme_ButtonChange is happening fast in our societies these years. For libraries the environment around us and the need for information has been changing a lot going from the industrial society over the information society to the knowledge society.
Countries around the globe compete not only on low cost but also on the knowledge level of their populations. Libraries are more important than ever. Libraries support learning on all levels in our communities every day. Both formal learning and informal learning.

To be even more relevant as the learning hub of the community in the future we need to upgrade our skills about how people learn, unlearn and relearn. It is said that the loosers of the future are the poeple who can not learn, unlearn and relearn. Libraries are the right institutions to bridge the learning divide.

Here are my slides from todays workshop. Thanks to everyone who showed up and shared their knowledge  – It was a pleasure learning with you.

New 23 Mobile Things version in North East Florida

It is a new year and also 2015 will be a year of 23 Mobile Things professional development for librarians. I am very happy to welcome North East Florida to the growing 23 Mobile Things family.

On the NEFLIN blog I found this description. It is a good explanation of the 23 Mobile Things DNA – namely to explore the potential of mobile tools to deliver library services:

“This program is designed to help you become comfortable using a mobile platform and it’s tools.  These apps may not be around in 5 years.  That’s not the point. We hope this process helps you enlarge your comfort zone, make time for professional development and meet colleagues.  We hope you will see how other librarians use some of these tools to help their libraries and think about how they may help yours.  We hope this program will encourage you to try new things.”

The program will be open to the public under a Creative Commons license when it is finished but until then it is an in house professional development project for the staff of NEFLIN.
I am looking forward to learning more about what Appy hour is – and to learn more about the program and I wish all the more than 500 participants and the organizers a great learning experience – Thank you for learning with us librarians of Florida.

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 this video to celebrate and highlight the difference libraries make everyday across Europe and the rest of the world.
Libraries change lives.

The video is published by Public Libraries 2020 and The Reading & Writing Foundation. It is also strongly approved by the Library Avengers.

Presentation: The Broad Library – Librarian skills

Last week I was meeting with my co-members of the Library Avengers for discussions about current and coming projects. We met in the Netherlands and attended a library conference in Soesterberg near Utrecht.
I did a presentation about 23 mobile things, Professional development and the skills libraries need to make their communities smarter now and in the near future… Here are my slides. Thanks Bredebid…

To what question in society is your library the answer? Libraries as strategic learning institutions – Making the community smarter. Presentation in Soesterberg, The Netherlands – 28 november 2014

Presenting at Bredebib

Global librarianship and Gamifying the library experience – My presentations at #ili2014

I was honered to present at this years Internet Librarian International in London, England. Thank you for an inspiring conference with sharing, co-learning and interesting talks with so many wonderful librarians and other library professionals.

For the other presentations I did there about Gamification and Library advocacy – Go to my slideshare page.

I had a very busy schedule at #ili2014

Sessions by Jan Holmquist
Day 1 – Tuesday, 21 October 2014   14.30 – 15.00   A104: Global inspiration, local action (presentation: Global inspiration, local action)
Day 1 – Tuesday, 21 October 2014   15.15 – 16.15   B105: Library labs and digital lounges (Moderator)
Day 1 – Tuesday, 21 October 2014   16.45 – 17.30   B106: Gamification (Presentation: Gamifying the library experience)
Day 2 – Wednesday, 22 October 2014   11.15 – 12.15   C202: Transformational teaching (Moderator)
Day 2 – Wednesday, 22 October 2014   14.30 – 15.15   C204: Extending engagement and remaining relevant (Moderator)

I also did a sharing session / Presentation at the X-track:
Lobby for Libraries – be a library avenger
And I was on loan in  BORROW AN EXPERT and had a wonderful meeting about libraries community engagement and collaboration.

After the conference I went to Norway and did a keynote about the library as a community hub for learning for the very inspiring librarians in Vestfold. I had the chance to stay until lunch and be a part of their day about libraries and learning.