Ignite Next Library Talks

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The Ignite Next Library Speakers 2017

During Next Library 2017 you can experience a line-up of great and inspiring Next Library Igniters. We already have more than 30 confirmed Ignite Speakers:

Monday 12 June (morning)

Videos Monday Morning Ignite Talks

You Think You Know, but You Have No Idea: Customer value discovery as a tool for developing library services
Laura Norris, Chief Librarian, Kallio Library, Helsinki City Library, Finland

Arts as a hook for youths in Singapore Public Libraries
Ilyani Suhaimi, Associate Librarian, National Library Board, Singapore

“Connect with science”: Transforming individual, family and community abilities to shape their own world through Science Literacy and Makerspaces
Rob Davies & Carol Priestley, Senior Advisor, Director, NIDA, United Kingdom

"Deliberate practice of creativity: Play designed to help you apply your knowledge in a more unlimited way
Christian Byrge, Associate Professor in Creativity, Denmark

New Challenges for Public Libraries 
Simona Villa et al., Consorzio Sistema Bibliotecario Nord Ovest-Milano, Italy

The Innovation Exchange: Increasing joint innovation between public libraries and the MIT Media Lab
Katherine McConachie, Learning Initiative Coordinator, MIT Media Lab Learning, United States

Monday 12 June (afternoon)

Videos Monday Afternoon Ignite Talks

Making Digital Strategies using Segment Analysis Data
Lotte Hviid Dhyrbye, Manager, Think Tank Libraries of the Future, Denmark

Partnerships as a key towards relevant public libraries
Krist Biebauw, Managing Director, City Library of Ghent, Belgium

The Universal Learning Offer - Code Green and Cracking the Code
Neil MacInnes, Strategic Lead, Libraries, Galleries and Culture, Manchester City Council, United Kingdom

“Loud and Proud” – future trends in library advocacy across Europe
Hannah Gent, Project Officer, Public Libraries 2020, Reading & Writing Foundation, Lambert, Belgium

Peer 2 Peer University: Community-based online learning in libraries
Grif Peterson, Learning Lead, P2PU, Boston, United States 
Acculturation Station: Library Support Services for Immigrants
Laura Norris, Chief Librarian, Kallio Library, Helsinki City Library, Finland

Bridging the Gap between Literacy and Illiteracy: Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and the Almajiris (street boys) as a Case Study
Neemat Daud Abdulrahim, Deputy Director/Head of City Library, Nigeria

Moving Beyond Sticky Notes: Making Design Thinking Work in the Real World
Erin Berman, Innovations Manager, San José Public Library, United States

Tuesday 13 June (morning)

Videos Tuesday Morning Ignite Talks

A Seismic Shift
Kate Ogden, Team leader, Central Libraries Christchurch City Library, New Zealand

How to commit young adults to your library?
Anneleen Schelstraete, Public Relations, Department of the Ghent Public Library, Belgium

The Living Knowledge Network: A new partnership 
Ella Snell, Living Knowledge Network Manager, British Library, United Kingdom

The Heart of Librarianship
Michael Stephens, Assistant Professor, School of Information, San Jose State University, United States 

Sense of place – anchoring the library of the future in its context
Elif Tinaztepe, Associate, Architect and Anette Bjerring Gammelgård, Design Responsible, Architect, Schmidt-Hammer-Lassen, Aarhus, Denmark

From Archive to Agora, case: Royal Danish Library Aarhus
Erik Hofmeister, Deputy Director, Royal Danish Library and Anna Kathrine Bisgaard, Architect, Arkitema Architects, Denmark

Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces
Sharon Streams, WebJunction Director, OCLC Research, United States

Partnerships: Turning Scarity and Competition into Abundance and Collaboration
Lone Keast, Executive Manager, Partnerships, State Library of Queensland, Australia

Tuesday 13 June (afternoon)
Videos Tuesday Afternoon Ignite Talks

Ask, Ask, Ask the Community!
Larry Neal, Library Director, Clinton-Macomb Public Library, Clinton Township, United States 

Unplanned, unpedagogical and ungoaled: Facilitating play, creativeness and leisurely learning
Lotta Muurinen, Service Manager, Library 10, Helsinki, Finland

Public Libraries: Closing the Opportunity Gap for Early Literacy Success
Susan Benton, President and CEO, Urban Libraries Council, Washington, United States

Engaging librarians in experiments and innovation
Koen Vandendriessche, Project Manager, Cultuurconnect, Brussel, Belgium 

Using MOOCs to build strategic partnerships and enhancing information literacy
Thomas Skov Jensen, Information Consulant, DTU Library, Copenhagen, Denmark

Customer Experience Creation: Are You Game?
Gary Soh, Associate Librarian, National Library Board, Singapore

Library as (re)generator
Traci Lesneski, Principal, MSR Design; Chair, American Library Association’s Architecture for Public Libraries Committee; Minneapolis, United States 

Mobile education service: Free online mathematics and computer coding lesion
Charles Kampen Poeghela, CLAY Yaounde, Cameroon

Wednedsday 14 June (morning)

Videos Wednesday Morning Ignite Talks

Where are we going? Together!
"A Vision for partnership", Rafal Kramza, Project Coordination Manager, IFLA
"Collaboration in practice", Rebecca Sears, Assistant Director of TASCHA
"What to expect", Scott Allen, Deputy Director at PLA 

When Libraries and City Space come together – what kind of activities, do we present? 
Jakob Lærkes, Gladsaxe Library, Copenhagen, Denmark

User-generated services at libraries 
Uma Hiremath, Executive Director, Ames Free Library, United States 

Evaluation of the impcat of ITC’s workshops in Barcelona Municipal Libraries Network
Esther Omella Claparols, Àrea de Cultura, Educació i Esports Diputació de BarcelonaSpain

Provisional Practice: Prototyping Library Culture
Story Bellows, Chief Innovation and Performance Officer, Brooklyn Public Library and David Giles, Chief Strategy Officer, Brooklyn Public Library, United States
Digital meets physical
Anna-Maria Soinivaara, Deputy Library Director, Helsinki City Library, Finland

Make an Impact With Outside the Lines
Stacie Ledden, Director of Innovations and Brand Strategy and Erica Grossman, Creative Lead, Anythink, United States
Wednedsday 14 June (afternoon)

Videos Wednesday afternoon Ignite Speakers

Books Are Only Half the Story
Katherine Bryant, Branch Manager, Nashville Public Library, United States

TEDxKoprivnicaLibrary - library filled with ideas worth spreading
Petar Lukačić, Head of Adult department in Fran Galovic public library, Croatia

Socially Enterprising Libraries - ideas, challenges and opportunities when seeking to create social and financial value in innovative ways…
Ciara Eastell, CEO, Libraries Unlimited, Hugh Waters, Research Fellow, University of Exeter, Matt Little, Director and Head of Impact and Research, Real Ideas Organisation CIC 

Fighting loneliness with culture – fresh new findings from an ongoing case-study in four Danisk cities
Louise Agger Nexø, Project Leader in the Think Tank Libraries of the Future, Denmark

Building co-creative local communities. How? 
Stephan de Vilder: Programming Sustainability and Entrepeneurship, Kennemerward, Netherland

Measure the future: Nex-Gen Use Metrics for Libraries
Jason Griffey, Affiliate Fellow, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University

Measure the future The future of Virtual reality in libraries 
Eugenijus Stratilatovas, Director of Strategic Development Department, Martynas Mazvydas National Library of Lithuania

How to communicate the hidden
Emilie Oksholt, Interaction Designer, Ballerup, Denmark


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