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Aarhus Public Libraries, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Public Library Foundation, and the Urban Libraries Council joined together to present the NEXT Library Conference 2014. The conference took place in Chicago on June 20-25, 2014. We had over 350 participants from 37 countries attend. Over six days, library leaders toured Chicago, heard from inspiring keynote speakers and engaged in interactive sessions. Check out the I went to NEXT Library 2014 and … page to see the many highlights of Next Library 2014! 

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Next Library 2015 will be the International Opening of Dokk1/New library in Aarhus/Denmark

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Sidsel Bech-Petersen, Library Transformer, Aarhus Public LibrariesLisa Brahms, Director of Research and Learning, Children's Museum of PittsburghJeremy Dunn, Director, Teen Services, Chicago Public LibraryJorge Garcia, Library Page, Chicago Public LibraryBrandon Klevence, Digital Gypsy, Free Library of PhiladelphiaSasha Neri, Librarian II, General Information Services, Chicago Public LibraryLouise Overgaard, Team Leader - Main Library, Aarhus Public LibrariesJane Werner, Executive Director,…See More
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Jason Driver, Children’s Services Librarian, Chicago Public Library Hall BranchJoshua Farnum, Children’s Services Librarian, Chicago Public Library Legler BranchJohn Glynn, Branch Manager Chicago Public Library Albany Park BranchMelissa Kaszynski, Branch Manager, Chicago Public Library Dunning BranchBrandy Morrill, Children’s Service Librarian, Chicago Public Library Chinatown BranchJannik Mulvad, IT-Consultant and Idea Developer and Idea Developer, Aarhus Public LibrariesSidsel Bech-Peterson,…See More
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Invitation for Papers and Participation in 2015 IEEE 4th International Symposium on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Libraries and Information Services (ETTLIS)

Posted by Dr. Sanjay Kataria on July 28, 2014 at 19:41 0 Comments


Dear Sir/Madam,

It is my pleasure to introduce the 4th IEEE International Symposium on Emerging Trends and…


Next and Nimble

Posted by Betha Gutsche on June 20, 2014 at 23:44 0 Comments

Accelerating learning is such an appropriate conference theme in this age of acceleration. I look forward to immersing in the flow of Next Library energy, ideas and innovative services that I expect participants to bring to this gathering.

Libraries are proving themselves to be nimble and responsive as they push boundaries and increase their relevance to the community. Yet a library is only as nimble as its staff—those who are implementing the new programs and engaging with community…


Preconference Tour Schedule and Conference Session Schedule is now Available!

Posted by Michelle Frisque on May 29, 2014 at 0:25 0 Comments

The Next Library 2014 preconference tour schedule and conference session schedule are now available for viewing and selection.

To start, please visit, Program Registration at https://www.regonline.com/builder/site/tab2.aspx?EventID=1438846 and enter the email address and password from your initial registration. Then, once on the Events & Fees page, select the tours and sessions you’d…


Program Ideas

Posted by Tiffany Verzani on May 16, 2014 at 22:12 0 Comments

Interactive enrichment programs for youth (literacy, STEM) that librarians can do. Often librarians are not trained on development milestones of children, teaching methods, so they have to teach themselves. What materials, games, activities are at hand that we can use to develop truly educational programs - but fun - for older kids (NOT story time). I've had experience doing these because I've been fortunate to work with teachers-turned-librarian, but we still basically started from scratch…



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