Next Library Festival 2021

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Going Dutch at Next- Storytime with Erik B. Bring your own coffee and story

June 3 at 8 am and 8 pm (UTC+2)

Join Erik and guests from the Next Library Community for a smooth and cozy start of your day at Next Library Festival. 

Erik Boekesteijn: Senior Advisor at the National Library at the Netherlands (KB). Board member StoryHouse, Chester,UK. SLIS Fellow, USA. Consultant Public Libraries 2020, and founding father of Public Libraries 2030. Facilitator and consultant for IFLA. Owner of Shanachie Media and producer of This Week in Libraries and ShanachieTours, Global Library Motivator. Musician and Author.

LJ’s Mover and Shaker of the Library world 2009 / Best Librarian in the Netherlands 2015

Tour Your Library
At the Next Library Festival you can join a “Tour Your Library” and visit libraries all over the world - how cool is that? You can join: 
  • Deichman Bjørvika would like to invite the Next Library Community to a tour of the brand new Bjørvika Branch/Main Library in Oslo and show you some of the spaces made for playful learning and creativity.
  • Biblo Tøyen

Photo Credit: Erik Thallaug 

Hello, Stranger: Connecting with Librarians in a Pandemic World 

June 3 at 5.30 pm (UTC+2) on Zoom:

Join your hosts from the League of Awesome Librarians for an interactive networking event inspired by the card deck games from We’re Not Really Strangers.

In this short session, we’ll anonymously share in large groups and intimately share in small breakout sessions (using Chatham House Rule) about how we’re really doing as librarians, library workers, and library stakeholders in a pandemic world. Come to vent, connect, and enjoy the serendipitous and wonderful
experience of connecting with strangers! 

Prompts will range from easy/perception-based, like “Do I seem like a cat or dog person?” to deeper, connection-based questions, such as, “What’s been your happiest memory this past year?” Together we’ll listen to one another, reflect on library lives, and share how we’ve handled our many experiences over the past year. 

Hosts: Ashley Maynor and Evan Barber

Bios: Ashley Maynor (she/her/hers) is the founder and a host of the League of Awesome Librarians. A convener, storyteller, and accessibility advocate in library land, she serves as the director of the Library Lab for New York University developing a curated series of pop-up spaces, events, workshops, trainings, projects, and initiatives aimed at preparing libraries and library staff for future unknowns.

Evan (he/him/his) is an IT person that loves working in a library and planning weird events. He’s happy to give tech support on the fly or geek out about music and movies. He’s also passionate about good web design, accessibility, and giving student employees meaningful job experience.

The Next Room

Join our drop-in stage: The Next Room for social events, dining together, online dancing and lots of fun!! Open 24 hours during the festival!

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