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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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Posted by Michelle Frisque on February 27, 2014 at 2:09 0 Comments

Next Library 2014 is now accepting proposals for innovative and interactive sessions to be presented at Next Library 2014 June 20-25, 2014 in Chicago, IL USA. The purpose of Next Library 2014, Accelerate Learning, is to encourage libraries to push boundaries, lead and accelerate changes in support of 21st century  learning  and create connections between people across disciplines and countries.  Next Library is looking for people from multiple sectors to share…


Registration for Next Library 2014 is now open!!

Posted by Michelle Frisque on February 13, 2014 at 7:20 0 Comments

Come experience this year’s Next Library conference - Accelerate Learning - in Chicago, IL USA June 22-24 at the beautiful Harold Washington Library Center.  

Immerse yourself in conversations with colleagues, create new connections and discover new concepts in global learning.

Visit http://www.nextlibrary.net/registration2014 to discover early bird rates, book your hotel and become a member of the…


2014 NEXT Library Conference: Call for Scholarship Applications

Posted by Michelle Frisque on February 10, 2014 at 23:15 0 Comments

The 2014 NEXT Library Conference takes place in Chicago, Illinois (United States) on June 23-25, 2014. This global gathering of library innovators and leaders will explore the theme Accelerate Learning and is co-sponsored by Aarhus Libraries, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Public Library Foundation and the Urban Libraries Council

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Looking forward to seeing you!

Posted by Brian Bannon on February 10, 2014 at 20:29 0 Comments

Global Library Friends, I'm thrilled that NEXT Library 2014 registration is now open and our scholarships applications are ready. Looking forward to seeing everyone here in Chicago this summer!


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