Libraries are more important than ever. This is not the headline you see in news media these days. If there happens to be a library-related headline it often says that libraries are obsolete because of the technological development. In a world where there is more information than ever before and where modern societies compete to… Continue reading New Horizons: How Libraries Create Smart Communities – For INFORUM 2018 in Prague
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.
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
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 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… Continue reading 100 years old today – Guldborgsund Public Library
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… Continue reading Introducing library services brick by brick
Library advocacy… In stop motion
I want to share this library advocacy stop motion video with you. In 70 seconds it shows some of the great stuff the library offers – and yes… It IS starring a cat as important supporting actor. The movie is made by awesome librarian, upcoming stop motion director and good friend Christian Lauersen . Enjoy!
The Library is the Hummingbird
Originally posted on The Library Effect:
The legend of the hummingbird reminds me of all the amazing things libraries do every day to support healthy communities and to empower the citizens within them: One day, a long time ago in a faraway place, or so the legend goes, there was a huge forest fire raging…
Unglue: Giving books to the world by crowd funding
The most democratic book project I know is about to relaunch – Here is an article I wrote for the German library magazine BUB as member of the Zukunftentwicklers network – With a few corrections because a lot has happened with Unglue.it since the deadline: What is crowd funding and what does it mean to… Continue reading Unglue: Giving books to the world by crowd funding
Why the story of Buy India a Library is (still) important
I am very excited to present with Justin Hoenke at Bibliothekartag 2012 i Hamburg, Germany about a project I love and am very proud to be a part of – Buy India a Library How to use social media for collaboration, inspiration and changing the world will be some of the tracks of our talk. Including… Continue reading Why the story of Buy India a Library is (still) important