Next Library 2019: 2-4 June

Save the date: Next Library is coming back to Aarhus June 2-4 2019!

We have kicked off the planning and you are all invited to be a part of it. We had a call for ideas for themes and calls for Interactive Sessions and Ignite Next Library Talks in October + November. They are closed now - but do you have an idea Next Library that you can't get out of your head please don't hesitate to reach out to us on

The themes for Next Library 2019 are: 
• Libraries in Times of Social Crisis
• Civic Media and Data Democracy
• Temporary Spaces
• Game Changing Tech & Emerging Trends

Next Library® Berlin PICTURES and VIDEOS

Conference pictures are now available here (until the end of November 2018 [prolonged until the end of 2018]). In the gallery, use the litte globe symbol in the upper right corner to change the language to English.)

When using the pictures, please use the following copyright information:

  • for all pictures "ZLB/copyright: Mike Auerbach", except for
  • pictures taken on Saturday, Sept. 15: "ZLB/copyright: Florian Willnauer"

Berlin Library Festival impressions can be viewed and downloaded here.

Keynote videos and impressions of the Next Library® Berlin Studio can be watched here.

© Mike Auerbach / ZLB

Next Library® Berlin follow up

We hope you all made it home safely, and that you enjoyed Next Library® Berlin. We loved having you here!  Videos of the keynotes are available in the video section of this website; Ignite Talks will be made available soon. The Lankes video and manuscript is also available on David Lankes' blog. While you wait, why not check out the videos of the Next Library® Berlin Studio here?

© Mike Auerbach / ZLB

BUDDYS at Next Library® Berlin

You may have recently come across Next Library® member profiles with "BUDDY" in their names, and wondered what this is all about? We proudly present: the Buddy-System. Pick a Berlin Buddy, exchange experiences about your work, your lives, Next Library® and everything else. This might be a way for you to explore unexpected places around Berlin. How it all works? Check it out.

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