Libraries true value lays in the impact to individual user and community lives. Even tons of library statistics – numbers of visitors, book lending and other quantitative performance indicators – cannot reveal the impact. So we propose during the interactive session ‘Inspired by a library’ to share real-life stories of people, who got inspired by innovative services at their library, that changed their minds and attitudes, and opened new opportunities. We kindly invite start sharing these stories online, and during an interactive session in Aarhus continue learning from each other and brainstorm how certain experiences and services may be applied, and possibly also co-created by different libraries, across continents and cultures.
The interactive workshop is led by an international team of public librarians from Cameroon, Croatia, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa and St. Lucia – the winners of the Next Library 2017 scholarships – as well as, staff of EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries) Public Library Innovation Programme.
Join and share your stories
Join this workshop and help us to shape it – you can share stories of users and exciting services from around the globe; request and lead a brainstorming session on adaptation or co-creation of services in other settings; volunteer to capture workshop’s activities on video or in other form; name your role and we will consider.
Use this hashtag to share your stories: #InspiredByLIB
Charles Kamdem Poeghela, director of the Centre for Reading and Cultural Activities (CLAC) in Yaounde, Cameroon’s capital city
Bright Ofori, assistant librarian at Volta Regional Library in Ho, administrative capital of Ghana’s Volta Region
Purity Kavuri-Mutuku, Senior Librarian at Nakuru Public Library in Nakuru, capital of Nakuru County in Kenya
Bonile Jeff Nyoka, manager of eLearning Programmes in public libraries in Johannesburg, South Africa
Petar Lukačić, head of Services for Adult Users at Public Library Fran Galovic in Koprivnica in northern Croatia
Kemberley Constable, library assistant at Ti Rocher Library in Micoud, a village on the Caribbean island of St Lucia
Ramune Petuchovaite, EIFL-Public Library Innovation Programme manager
Edvaldas Baltrunas, EIFL-Public Library Innovation Programme coordinator
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