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:

 

Engaging librarians in experiments and innovation

Koen Vandendriessche, Project Manager, Cultuurconnect, Brussel, Belgium 

Unplanned, unpedagogical and ungoaled: Facilitating play, creativeness and leisurely learning

Lotta Muurinen, Service Manager, Library 10, Helsinki, Finland

Digital meets physical

Anna-Maria Soinivaara, Deputy Library Director, Helsinki City Library, Finland

Partnerships as a key towards relevant public libraries

Krist Bewbauw, Managing Director, City Library of Ghent, Holland

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

“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, Senior Advisor, United Kingdom

Socially Enterprising Libraries - ideas, challenges and opportunities when seeking to create social and financial value in innovative ways…

Matt Little, Founder Director Impact and Research for the Real Ideas Organisation CIC (Community Interest Company), United Kingdom

The Living Knowledge Network: A new partnership 

Ella Snell, Living Knowledge Network Manager, British Library, United Kingdom

Partnerships: Turning Scarity and Comptetion into Abundance and Collaboration

Lone Keast, Executive Manager, Partnerships, State Library of Queensland, Australia

Rethinking cultural identity and the central library in a transforming city

Kate Ogden, Teamleder, Central Libraries Christchurch City Library, New Zealand

Books Are Only Half the Story

Katherine Bryant, Branch Manager, Nashville Public Library, United States

User-generated services at libraries 

Uma Hiremath, Executive Director, Ames Free Library, United States 

Library as (re)generator

Traci Lesneski, Principal, Chair of American Library Assocition’s LLAMA/BES Architecture for Public Libraries Committee, Minneapolis, United States 

Ask, Ask, Ask the Community!

Larry Neal, Library Director, Clinton-Macomb Public Library, Clinton Township, United States 

The Heart of Librarianship

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

Customer Experience Creation: Are You Game?

Gary Soh, Associate Librarian, National Library Board, Singapore

Art as a hook for youths in Singapore Public Libraries

Ilyani Suhaimi, Associate Librarian, Public Libraries, Singapore

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

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

Acculturation Station: Library Support Services for Immigrants

Laura Norris,  Chief Librarian, Kallio Library, Helsinki City Library, Finland

Where are we going? Together? 

Rebecca Sears, Assistant Director of TASCHA, Scott Allen, Deputy Director at PLA & Stuart Hamilton, Director Policy and Advocacy at IFLA, United States

Public Libraries: Closing the Opportunity Gap for Early Literacy Success

Susan Benton, President and CEO, Urban Libraries Council, Washington, United States

Building co-creative local communities. How? 

Stephan de Vilder: Programming Sustainability and Entrepeneurship & Huub Purmer: Social entrepeneur, Kennemerward, Netherland

How to commit young adults to your library?

Anneleen Schelstraete, Public Relations Department of the Ghent Public Library,
Netherlands

When Libraries and City Space come together – what kind of activities, do we present? 

Jakob Lærkes, Gladsaxe Library, Copenhagen, Denmark

Making Digital Strategies using Segment Analysis Data

Lotte Hviid Dhyrbye, Manager, Think Tank Libraries of the Future, Denmark

New Challenges for Public Libraries 

Simona Villa et al., Consorzio Sistema Bibliotecario Nord Ovest-Milano, Italy

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

Using MOOCs to build strategic partnerships and enhancing information literacy

Thomas Skov Jensen, Information Consulant, DTU Library, Copenhagen, Denmark

Sense of place – anchoring the library of the future in its context

Elif Tinaztepe, Associate, Architect & Anette Bjerring Gammelgård, Design Responsible, Architect, Schmidt-Hammer-Lassen, Aarhus, Denmark

Moving Beyond Sticky Notes: Making Design Thinking Work in the Real World

Erin Berman, Innovations Manager, San José Public Library, United States

 

How to communicate the hidden

Emilie Oksholt, Interaction Designer, Ballerup, Denmark

“Small Libraries Create Smart Spaces” – How 15 small, rural U.S. libraries are using design thinking to create space for active, social learning

Sharon Streams, WebJunction Director, OCLC Research, United States

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Next Library 2017 is sold out!

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

Keynote Speaker: Philipp Schmidt

Posted by Next Library on February 3, 2017 at 15:03 0 Comments

We are excited to announce our first keynote speaker: Philipp Schmidt from MIT Media Lab

Registration is now open!

Posted by Next Library on February 3, 2017 at 14:30 0 Comments

Join us for Next Library 2017 - for networking, inspiration, engaging meetings, co-creation, surprises and much more!

This year more than 25 countries are already represented among our Interactive Session Hosts, Ignite Next Library Talkers and Scholarship Grantees! 

And more to come -…

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Six Scholarship Winners Announced

Posted by Next Library on January 17, 2017 at 15:00 0 Comments

EIFL and Next Library® are delighted to announce the names of six winners of a scholarship to attend the 2017 Next Library International Festival in Aarhus, Denmark.

Each of the six winners will participate in the Festival by helping to shape the programme,…

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