All about Next Library 2017

Next Library 2017 took place in Dokk1, Aarhus June 11-14 2017. There were 350 participants from 38 different countries.

Revisit the highlights in this video

Meet the Joy of Reading Award Winner!


Peter MacLeod: Keynote: Peter MacLeod / Interview

Philipp Schmidt: Keynote: Philipp Schmidt / Public Library Innovation Exchange / P2PU / Interview

HRH Princess Laurentien: Interview 

Deborah Jacobs: Interview

Interactive Sessions

Open data mon amour

Rethinking the digital library with user-driven innovation: Pictures from session

Place it!: Slides from session / Project website

Library as retreat space: Robot Meditation / Session video

The Play to STEM Continuum: Presentation / Science is for everyone, kids included!Summer Brain Games /

Smart Libraries: Measure the Future / 

Eat this

Interestdriven learning

Ignite Talks

Monday Morning
(Laura Norris, Ilyani Suhaimi, Rob Davies, Christian Byrge, Simona Villa, Arianna Vignati, Riccardo Demicelis, Katherine McConachie)

Monday Afternoon 1
(Lotte Hviid Dhyrbye, Krist Bewbauw, Neil MacInnes, Hannah Gent,)

Monday Afternoon 2
(Laura Norris, Neemat Daud Abdulrahim, Erin Berman, Grif Peterson)

Tuesday Morning 1
(Kate Ogden and Carolyn Robertson, Anneleen Schelstraete, Ella Snell, Michael Stephens)

Tuesday Morning 2
Elif Tinaztepe and Anette Bjerring Gammelgård, Erik Hofmeister and Anna Kathrine Bisgaard, Lone Keast)

Tuesday Afternoon 1
(Larry Neal, Lotta Muurinen, Susan Benton, Koen Vandendriessche)

Tuesday Afternoon 2
(Thomas Skov Jensen, Gary Soh, Traci Lesneski, Charles Kampen Poeghela)

Wednesday Morning 1
(Rafal Kramza, Rebecca Sears, Scott Allen, Jakob Lærkes)

Wednesday Morning 2
(Uma Hiremath, Esther Omella CLAPAROLS, Story Bellows and David Giles, Anna-Maria Soinivaara, Stacie Ledden Ledden and Erica Grossman)

Wednesday Afternoon 1
(Katherine Bryant, Petar Lukačić, Matt Little, Hugh Waters and Ciara Eastell, Louise Agger Nexø)

Wednesday Afternoon 2
(Stephan de Vilder, Jason Griffey, Eugenijus Stratilatovas, Emilie Oksholt and Arendse Ørding)

Next Library Daily





The wow-factor at the Next Library Festival 2017

Meet the Scholarships 


Find videos online here.


National Library of Lithuania: Virtural Reality Library Portal

Boulder Public Library: World Maker Map

Design thinking: Design thinking for Libraries Toolkit

Articles & blogs

EiFL Blog
The wow factor at the Next Library Festival 2017

Michael Stephens
What's Next | Office hours

Mignon Hadie, South Africa:
Introducing the rock stars of knowledge economy

Rebecca T. Miller
Asking for More: Four new Approaches to Community Engagement - Editorial

Rebecca T. Miller, USA
International, Interactive Innovation - Next Library 2017

Shana Hinze
Next Library 2017 : An International Library Conference

Shirley Bateman, Australia: 
Top 10 take aways from Next Library 2017

Peter Alsbjer, Sweden
Next Library 2017 Revisited

Knight Foundation: 
Five lessons for libraries looking to innovation in the 21st century

Articles and blogs in Danish

Hellen Niegaard
Next Library 2017

Jakob Langdal Jensen
Facts om folks færden designer fremtidens bibliotek


Christian Byrge on creativity

Want to train your creativity? 

If you want to train your creativity you can access Christian Byrges online creativity platform here: (note: this site is temporary)

From September 1st you can access the training program here:

Smart Library Experiment

Jakob Langdal explaining the experiment

More about the experiment


Brazilian Libraries

Posted by Vanessa Labigalini on May 31, 2017 at 17:04 0 Comments

You can watch here experience of participatory methodology in the Brazilian libraries

Last call: book your seat for a sitevisit!

Posted by Next Library on May 4, 2017 at 13:30 0 Comments

Have you booked your seat for one or more sitevisits? Deadline is extended to May 8! This means you still have an opportunity to get to visit innovative branch libraries, LEGO Idea House, Billund, Silkeborg and Herning Libraries, Moesgaard Museum or learn about design thinking in practice, new street food concepts and…


Keynote announcement: Peter MacLeod

Posted by Next Library on March 22, 2017 at 15:30 0 Comments

Get Peters slides.

We are happy to announce …


Next Library 2017 is sold out!

Posted by Next Library on February 21, 2017 at 21:30 0 Comments

Next Library badges are sold out in only 12 days. But - you can still register on the waiting…

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