preconference tour schedule and conference session schedule is now available

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

To start, please visit, Program Registration 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 like to attend.

Please note that additional costs will apply for tours and the Unconference session.

Aarhus Public Libraries, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Public Library Foundation, and the Urban Libraries Council are proud to host Next Library 2014! We greatly appreciate your participation and look forward to seeing you in June!

What is the Next Library Conference?

The NEXT Library Conference 2014 is an international gathering of forward-thinking library professionals, innovators and decision-makers who are pushing boundaries and making changes that support learning in the 21st century.

Created by Denmark’s Aarhus Public Libraries and first presented in 2009, the purpose of the NEXT Library Conference is to look ahead and explore the continuously evolving nature of the public library in the 21st century.   For the first time and in partnership with Aarhus Public Libraries, the Chicago Public Library and the Urban Libraries Council will bring the Next Conference to North America on June 20-25, 2014, at the Chicago Public Library.

NEXT Library is more than a conference; it is a community that has grown to include over 500 library leaders and innovators from around the world.  The NEXT Library global kaleidoscope includes Australia, Austria,  Bhutan, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Canada, China, Columbia, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Faroe Islands, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, New Zealand, Nepal, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Uganda, UK, Ukraine, USA and Vietnam.

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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)

IDear Sir/Madam,It is my pleasure to introduce the 4th IEEE International Symposium on Emerging Trends and Technologies in Libraries and Information Services ETTLIS (2015) which will be organised by Jaypee Institute of Information Technologies (JIIT) Noida UP India in association with Kings College London and technically sponsored by IEEE. The symposium will be held at JIIT Noida UP India in January 6-8, 2015.The aim of this symposium is to provide a common platform for researchers,…See More
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Rolf Hapel, Director of Citizens’ Services and Libraries, Aarhus, DKMargaret Sullivan, Principal, Margaret Sullivan StudioLibraries in the US and Denmark are offering new service models rooted in learning experiences that incorporate information gathering, creating and sharing. Not only is this changing what the 21st century library looks like, it is also changing HOW the 21st century library is being designed. Learn about Denmark’s Model Programme for Libraries and a new creative-centric…See More
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Denis Weil, Adjunct Faculty & Research Associate, Institute of Design, IIT ChicagoThe workshop will allow attendants to learn how to approach designing for complex social systems. The course will focus on using design methods for framing the problem in a new way and helping unveil new potential approaches, with particular emphasis on how to conduct design research and ideation involving key stakeholders and how to facilitate the community to designing their own solutions through a Living…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

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Dear Sir/Madam,

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

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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…

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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…

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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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