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
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
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.
Upcoming presentations: The #ILI2016 program is out and I am one of the Keynote speakers.
Smart libraries create smart communities – towards a visionary strategy for libraries. This is the title for my upcoming keynote at Internet Librarian International this October in London, UK. The aim of #ILI2016 is helping the participants make a difference to their own organization, clients and communities. It is in the conference DNA to make… Continue reading Upcoming presentations: The #ILI2016 program is out and I am one of the Keynote speakers.
Open libraries: Self-service libraries – The Danish way.
The “Open libraries” framework have made our libraries even more active learning spaces in the community. It has given us a broader reach and thereby expanded our opportunity to do what libraries do everywhere: Make their communities smarter.
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
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
Change 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… Continue reading Libraries as Strategic Learning Institutions – Workshop at #CILDC
Libraries and Learning: Upcoming presentations – See you soon USA and #CILDC
Libraries make their communities smarter. This is one of my core beliefs as a librarian and it is what motivates me and gives meaning to the work I do. I know that libraries all over the world work hard every day to bridge the digital divide, support students learning and read to children and thereby… Continue reading Libraries and Learning: Upcoming presentations – See you soon USA and #CILDC
My slides from Bergen, Norway: Global librarianship, Digital skills & 23 Mobile Things
I was lucky to have the chance to speak to and talk to Norweigan librarians at Neptunseminaret in Bergen today – Thanks for having me. Since Scandinavian languages are very alike (Finland excluded!) – A lot of the slides are in Danish and a few in English.