Aarhus Public Libraries, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Public Library Foundation, and the Urban Libraries Council joined together to present the NEXT Library Conference 2014. The conference took place in Chicago on June 20-25, 2014. We had over 350 participants from 37 countries attend. Over six days, library leaders toured Chicago, heard from inspiring keynote speakers and engaged in interactive sessions.
This was the first time NEXT Library was held in the U.S. since its inception in 2009. The conference theme centered around the topic Accelerate Learning, encouraging libraries to push boundaries, lead and accelerate changes in support of 21st century learning and create connections between people across disciplines and countries. Sessions focused on:
During the NEXT Library conference:
It was a great conference and we are sorry to see it end! We hope to see you all next year at NEXT Library in Aarhus, Denmark, September 12-15, 2015.