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
Keynote: Public librarians: A driving force for the sustainable development goals.
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.
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… Continue reading Sustainable libraries: Thank you CIL Connect – Slides are up
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
Keynote for Estonian library directors summer school: Public libraries: SDGs, Trends, goals, innovation and connecting with the community.
The UNs Sustainable Development Goals played the leading role in my keynote about trends, goals and innovations that influence our world and, therefore, our communities and libraries. The global goals are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity. While the 17… Continue reading Keynote for Estonian library directors summer school: Public libraries: SDGs, Trends, goals, innovation and connecting with the community.
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
Sustainability in Danish Libraries
I was happy to be part of the first Nordic Libraries Annual conference with the Theme “Towards Sustainable Futures”. I did a keynote about sustainability in Danish libraries mainly centred around UNs Sustainable Development Goals. Here is a recording of the session: The slides are available here Feel free to contact me anytime for a… Continue reading Sustainability in Danish Libraries
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