Interactive Sessions 2019

The interactive sessions bring together library innovators, practitioners, researchers, designers and researcher from different parts of the world to discuss and explore the future of libraries. The sessions are interactive and hands-on and involve the participants in new ways! 

The interactive sessions reflect the four themes for Next Library 2019
• Libraries in Times of Social Crisis
• Civic Media and Data Democracy
• Temporary Spaces
• Game Changing Tech & Emerging Trends

The 2019 Line Up

We have a line-up of excellent sessions. There will be 4 time slots:

1: Monday before lunch

2: Monday afternoon

3: Tuesday before lunch

4: Tuesday afternoon

1: Monday 

Temporary Space for Intergenerational Learning

Jesper Boberg Bang, Gejst

Julka Almquist, Independent design researcher

Creative Kits

Katherine McConachie, Manager & Lydia Guterman, Library Outreach Coordinator, ML Learning Initiative, MIT Media Lab, USA

Lydia Guterman, Library Outreach Coordinator, ML Learning Initiative, MIT Media Lab, USA

Who´s in Charge? How algorithmic decisions shape our lives

Siri Beerends (SETUP)
Mariken van Meer (Bibliotheek Utrecht)
Jelle van der Ster (SETUP)

Building Libraries that Empower and Welcome Youth From All Backgrounds

Kristyn Caragher, Teen Librarian, Chicago, USA

Katrina Ortega, Senior Young Adult Librarian, Maggie Craig, Senior Children'st Librarian and Crystal Chen, Senior Young Adult Librarian, The New York Public Library, USA


2: Monday 

IDEALIFICATION: Understanding the broader meaning of gamification within digital services for libraries

Anya Ernest, Project Assistant in the PLACED-project at Chalmers University of Technology (SE), and Service Designer at Evry Sweden AB.

Eva Eriksson, Assistant Professor in Interaction design at Aarhus University (DK) and Senior Lecturer at Chalmers University of Technology (SE). Manager of the Swedish partners in the PLACED-project.


David SCHNEE, Principal Architect + Planner, Group 4 Architecture, Research + Planning (South San Francisco, CA)
Andrew CHANSE, Executive Director of the Spokane Public Library

Virtual presence:
Kirk BERGSTROM, President, WorldLink (San Francisco, CA, US)
Nate HILL, Executive Director of the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) (New York, NY)

Scaling Social Cohesion: Co-Creating Library-Led Community Resilience

Rebecca T. Miller, Editorial Director, Library Journal & School Library Journal, NY, USA

Rebekkah Smith Aldrich, Executive Director, Mid-Hudson Library System, NY, USA

Technologies for Libraries to Realize Communities Cohesive Societies (TBA)

Getting your hands dirty with data (TBA)

3: Tuesday

City Lab Breakout Session

Kim Stannov Søvsø, Aarhus City Lab

Public libraries as learning space to promote data literacy for civic participation among women

Kemly Camacho, Director, Sula Batsu Cooperative. Costa Rica
Maria Garrido, Principal Research Scientist, Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), University of Washington Information School. United States
Chris Rothschild, Senior Research Scientist, Technology & Social Change Group (TASCHA), University of Washington Information School. United States

Become a designer and start PAIN-storming!

Wieske van der Velden, Imke de Korte, Robin Verleisdonk: The Public Library of Eindhoven, Innovationteam Expeditie Anton

The Power of Stories: Inspiring, Inclusive & Creative Approaches to Community Engagement

Kylie Carlson, Coordinator of Community Learning and Partnerships at Yarra Libraries
Dr. Michael Stephens, Dr. Michael Stephens is Associate Professor in the School of Information at San Jose State University.
Felicity Macchion, Library Manager Yarra Libraries
Jason Evans Groth, Digital Media Librarian at NCSU Libraries

4: Tuesday

Built for Inclusion

Traci Lesneski, Principal, MSR Design, USA

Library Hugs

Erin Berman, Learning Group Division Director and Deb Sica, Deputy County Librarian, Alameda County Library

Music in Everyday Life: Connecting Hearta, Breaking Barriers

Éva Kelemen, Team Leader, Music Department and Makerspace. Sello Library, Espo, Finland
Sakari Heikka, Library Pedagogue, Sello Library, Espo, Finland

Real or fake news (TBA)

Public Libraries 2030 (TBA)


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Themes at Next Library 2019

• Libraries in Times of Social Crisis
• Civic Media and Data Democracy
• Temporary Spaces
• Game Changing Tech & Emerging Trends

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