NEXT LIBRARY is a world class international conference for open-minded library innovators and decision makers!
LAST CONFERENCE? 16 - 19 June 2013, Aarhus Denmark. Find more information about Next Library 2013 at this website and in this list.
NEXT CONFERENCE? In Chicago - June 2014
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The overall purpose is to inspire public libraries to re-imagination, civic engagement and collaborative innovation with the perspective of supporting equal access to technology, learning and active citizenship for all.
THE KEY FACTORS FOR A SUCCESFUL CONFERENCE
In order to create the most inspiring and learning environment with optimal conditions for participatory, engaging and interactive meetings and knowledge sharing for attendees the conference intends to welcome participants, library organisations and related partners from libraries all over the world. Diversity, recognition, engagement and network are key factors for the success of The 2013 Next Library conference.
NETWORKING AND INVOLVEMENT
The aim is to involve attendees as much as possible in creating the ideas, topics and format in order to ensure the relevance and opportunities for networking and learning for the attendees from libraries all over the world.
THREE THEMES AS RED THREAD
The themes: Re-imagination – Community Engagement – Collaborative Innovation will be the “red thread” in the key note speaks, the interactive sessions, workshops, site visits, the un-conference activities and smaller presentation of projects, ideas etc.
A NEW CONFERENCE FORMAT
The format of Next Library 2013 will be a further development of "the Next Library Concept", meaning a “patchwork” of co-learning, co-creative, participatory, engaging, pluralistic and interactive meetings, and lots of parallel sessions, few exceptional great keynote speakers, wildcard sessions, demos/exhibitions, gaming, Networking Dinner Party, Get2Gether, Social un-conferences, alternative events and surprises. There will also be site visits to the newest and most innovative libraries, cultural institutions and technology innovators in Denmark, e.g.
NEXT LIBRARY 2013 IS ORGANIZED AND CO-CREATED WITH OUR PARTNERS AND SPONSORS
- The Danish Library Association
- EBLIDA -European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations*
- EIFL, Electronic Information for Libraries
- The Danish Agency for Culture
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- PIT - Participatory Information Technology Centre, Aarhus University
DBC is main sponsor for Next Library 2013
ABOUT NEXT LIBRARY®
Next Library is the brand for international activities by Aarhus Public Libraries.
Next Library is more than just a conference - it is the brand for international activities by Aarhus Public Libraries and includes:
- Study trips
Upcoming international activities
Next Library festival 12 - 15 September 2015 in Dokk1, Aarhus, Denmark