I am proud that the new “International Conference on Design and Development of Public Library Services” chose me to do a keynote about librarians as a driving force for the SDGs. The librarians skillset and knowledge of the community combined makes the librarian the perfect driving force for supporting people to have real impact on… Continue reading Keynote: Public librarians: A driving force for the sustainable development goals.
Presentation “Public libraries as the learning hub in the community. Strategy and practical examples” for Conferência Internacional: [Re]Pensar a Biblioteca Pública
Thank you participants in Aveiro and online for your feedback and positivity. I was honored to be part of your wonderful conference. Public libraries are about providing access to information for all citizens. They are also about giving the community members the best possibilities to transform that information into knowledge. When we look at libraries… Continue reading Presentation “Public libraries as the learning hub in the community. Strategy and practical examples” for Conferência Internacional: [Re]Pensar a Biblioteca Pública
Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals
Libraries worldwide share the common goal to empower people and communities through knowledge, learning and cultural inspiration. Global problems require global solutions. During the ongoing pandemic, scientists have been working together towards a vaccine on a worldwide level. As with the pandemic, the climate and biodiversity crisis is not a problem that respects national borders.For… Continue reading Libraries and the Sustainable Development Goals
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
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.
Help us “Build a Librarian” for 21st-century information work #nextlibrary2017 #LibraryChangeAgent
I am very excited to be able to learn with NEXT Library conference participants in Aarhus in mid June. Together with Dr. Michael Stephens and Mylee Joseph, I will be leading an interactive workshop at the conference and we need your input to help us make this workshop really effective for the participants at this… Continue reading Help us “Build a Librarian” for 21st-century information work #nextlibrary2017 #LibraryChangeAgent
New book: Information Services Today: An Introduction
“As a collection of 39 chapters addressing 7 key areas within the LIS field, I truly believe the success of this book lies within its historical context of the field, its current relevance to today’s complex LIS environment, its identification of essential and emerging issues, and its wealth of resources, tips, and strategies that will… Continue reading New book: Information Services Today: An Introduction
Keynote: “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“ – My slides
I was happy to make the keynote for “New Librarians Global Connection: best practices, models and recommendations“ today. You can access the recorded version here. Thanks to everyone who participated… Here are my slides… Feel free to follow up with questions.