Lotte, It is a pleasure to share my photos. (I actually suppressed some of them b/c I had so many photos of food it was a bit embarrassing...!)
I am suffering from a bad case of NLW (Next-Library-Withdrawal: a serious diagnosed condition). I don't think I'm the only one - I've heard from so many wonderful new friends I made during the conference. This has truly been a transformative experience. xoxo jv
Hi, Lotte! You commented on my idea "Libraries for children as training centers: uniting leadership and new technologies" and asked to tell a little bit more about it. This is not just an idea - it is my project. This project lasted for two years in a form of teaching children to use new technologies (e-readers, ITabs, different computer programs that are available at our library). I decided to "upgrade it" and to combine trainings for developing leader qualities of children and, of course, using new technologies as we believe that a new leader can't exist without new technologies. As a bonus, the members of our Young Leaders Club will spend one day with a student of the university to get to know the daily routine of the student (to visit lectures, libraries). Oh, let me introduce myself. I am a leading librarian in The National Library of Ukraine for Children. Olga, Kyiv, Ukraine.
The Systematic Joy of Reading Award is an international award founded by the software company Systematic in collaboration with Aarhus Public Libraries, and is presented every other year at the international Next Library conference in Aarhus.
The award is given to a project which is working innovatively to combat illiteracy, and which…