Next Library 2019 is organized by Aarhus Public Libraries in collaboration with partners & sponsors: 

Next Library Advisory Board
EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries)
The Danish Library Association
DMXJ Danish School of Media and Journalism
Aarhus City Lab
Progress Foundation, Occupy Libraries

Conference Co-ordinator
Lotte Duwe Nielsen, Project Manager of NEXT LIBRARY® Aarhus Public Libraries Dokk1, Denmark M: +45 5157 6461

Next Library Crew
Next Library Crew:

Conference Organizers
Aarhus Public Libraries
Marie Østergård, Director of Aarhus Public Libraries
Sidsel Bech-Petersen, Head of innovation and user involvement, Aarhus Public Libraries

Aarhus Public Libraries, City of Aarhus
Hack Kampmanns Plads 2
DK 8000  Aarhus C, Denmark


August / September 2018

Call for ideas and themes
to stakeholders, members of the Next Library® Community and the international community of library practitioners and managers and Next Library Advisory Board to identify themes that are relevant for the future of public libraries from different perspectives.

1 October 2018
Submission deadline 7 October 2018

Review of ideas and suggestions for themes by Next Library Advisory Board

15 October 2018
Announcement of themes for Next Library 2019
Calls for proposals for Interactive Sessions and Ignite Next Library Talks

12 November 2018
Submission deadline to submit proposals for Interactive Sessions & Ignite Next Library Talks

Review of proposals in Next Library Groups and Next Library Advisory Board

December 2018 / January 2019
Decision by Next Library Executive Committee
Notification to submitters
Announcement of Preliminary program including final program for site visits and optional events on, Facebook, Twitter and other social media

Primo February 2019
Registration opens

1 March 2019
Early bird expires

March – April 2019
Planning in collaboration with co-organizers & speakers

May 2019
Final Program

June 2019
2 – 4 June: conference program
1 June, 2 June, 4 June evening + 5 June: Site visits and other optional events

We reserve the right to alterations & surprises

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Systematic kicks off hunt for world’s best reading project Joy of Reading Award 2021

Posted by Next Library on February 3, 2021 at 18:39 0 Comments

The Systematic Joy of Reading Award is an international award founded by the software company Systematic in collaboration with Aarhus Public Libraries, and is presented every other year at the international Next Library conference in Aarhus.

The award is given to a project which is working innovatively to combat illiteracy, and which…


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