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Next Library® is back!

The Next Library® Festival takes place 11 – 14 June 2017 in Dokk1, Aarhus, Denmark

RETHINK is the overall theme, and we need to decide a number of sub-themes in order to ensure a scope of relevance and perspective for the future of libraries across the world.  

What are the most difficult challenges for innovation of public libraries - for pushing…

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Added by Next Library on July 5, 2016 at 16:15 — No Comments

Presentations, blog posts & articles about Next Library 2015

We are collecting documentation and information about Next Library Festival 2015.

Did we miss your blog posts or presentation? We welcome all contributions, so let us know if you have something for the list:…

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Added by Next Library on November 24, 2015 at 16:48 — No Comments

Feedback and Evaluation from the Next Library Participants

This is the final evaluation from the Next Library Participants. Lots of input and great ideas for how to make an even better Festival in 2017. Thanks for that!

The evaluation questions:

  1. What are the three best things about Next Library…
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Added by Next Library on October 1, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Next Library Studio 2015 – exciting statements!

Time flies! It is already more than two weeks since you inspiring people from all over the world met in Dokk1. During the Next Library Festival 2015 many of you dropped by the Next Library Studio where the hosts, Jeppe and Helene,…

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Added by Next Library on September 30, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

This was Next Library 2015!!

10 days ago we were ready to kick off the Next Library Festival. 350 amazing library people were together in Dokk1 to discuss, play, develop and rethink the Next Library! Thank you everyone for being a part of it!

Re-live the experience here!…

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Added by Next Library on September 28, 2015 at 13:59 — No Comments

Thanks - and see you in 2017

Next Library 2015 is over! You have been amazing and we look forward to see you in 2017 in Aarhus!

Added by Next Library on September 28, 2015 at 13:51 — No Comments

Announcement: Keynote by Donna Scheeder

What’s next? Building and Implementing the Change Agenda at Aarhus

We are happy to announce another great Next Library Keynote Speaker: Donna Scheeder. She will talk about change and how to support the transformative service movement. 

Donna Scheeder, President of the International Federation of Library…

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Added by Next Library on September 11, 2015 at 15:30 — No Comments

Announcement: Next Library Innovation Keynote about Civic Media

This year we are introducing a new format: The Next Library Innovation Keynote. This is where innovators and researchers from outside libraries will inform and inspire us. And we are happy to announce the first Innovation Keynote to be Erhardt Graeff from Civic Media, MIT. His keynote will be about how communities make changes!

Link to presentation:…

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Added by Next Library on September 10, 2015 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

What a happy coincidence!

I'm so excited to be heading out today for Aarhus.  After what I know will be amazing conference (Come to our session: Library As Studio!) I'm taking a side trip to Copenhagen and plan to visit the Ordrup School. I've read a lot about this school which was designed to facility 21st Century learning and it just so happens that the architect…

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Added by Melanie Huggins on September 10, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

Announcement: Keynote: On the Verge of Collapse!

We are excited to announce another Next Library Keynote: Dimitris Protopsaltou.

Dimitris will take us through a keynote about how the Greek libraries are dealing with societal challenges of scale. Greece is probably the most troubled of the EU countries in terms…

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Added by Next Library on September 10, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

Announcement: Deborah Jacobs as Keynote Speaker



Next Library Crew are happy and proud to present our first Next Library Keynote Speaker in Dokk1: Deborah Jacobs, Director of the Global Libraries Initiative at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.



Deborah Jacobs will give a keynote about…

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Added by Next Library on September 8, 2015 at 20:30 — 2 Comments

We Put the Fun in Funk!

Come join this session at the Next Library Festival and explore the intersection of branding+culture - Sunday 11-12.30!

At Anythink, music constantly uplifts us, motivates us and helps us bring our community together. Using music as our inspiration, we’ll explain how a strong brand and vibrant culture can transform an organization – and how the two…

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Added by Next Library on August 31, 2015 at 14:32 — No Comments

A Conference Party as You Have Never Seen Before!

Next Library participants are well known for being some of the best to make the roof rise at dinner parties. But you should get ready to reach new heights as the Next Library Dinner Party takes of Sunday evening in Tivoli!

Enjoy food and drinks, lots of time for networking and a ride in…

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Added by Next Library on August 25, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

Stress Tests: what can your library use

We at @libarystrategy are excited to meet and talk in Aarhus.

Our presentation is a process through which you assess a program or service's viability and success, as well as figure out whether it needs new resources. At the Free Library, we have "stress tested" our book festival, a science camp, our text reference service, a mental health kiosk, and more.

At our interactive session, we will tell you more about our analysis of our Techmobile (…

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Added by Joel A. Nichols on August 24, 2015 at 17:11 — 1 Comment

Seize the opportunity - unfold your co-creation skills

Use the Next Library community to shape your interactive session and make it even more relevant to the participants at Next Library 2015. See how Erin Berman makes use of a survey to shape her Interactive Session "Privacy Literacy: It’s No…

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Added by Mads Lykke on August 17, 2015 at 16:00 — No Comments

Preliminary program now available

More than 50 people from 14 countries are right now organizing 15 Interactive Sessions and Ignite Next Library Talks.

The preliminary program is available here. Stay tuned for announcements of additional sessions and keynote…

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Added by Mads Lykke on August 14, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

Cycling for Libraries - September 11th in Aarhus?

An excellent opportunity to see Aarhus - cycling with colleagues. 

An optional event offered by Next Library Festival Partner, Cycling for Libraries.



Videos from Danish Television:…

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Added by Next Library on July 22, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments

Next Library Festival 2015 is sold out!

More than 300 participants from 28 countries are coming to the Next Library Festival 2015 in Dokk1, Aarhus. 

We look forward to see each one of you in Dokk1 in September!

Registration is now closed.

Added by Next Library on July 1, 2015 at 21:00 — No Comments

Dokk1 is now open

Next Library Crew - and staff of Dokk1 - had a great and very busy time up to and including the opening of Dokk1. We had almost 18.000 visitors in the opening weekend – about 6 % of the population in Aarhus were here. And we got entirely very good comments!

Looking forward to seeing you here for the International Opening of Dokk1 in Aarhus in September!…

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Added by Next Library on June 23, 2015 at 12:30 — No Comments

Call for Ignite Next Library Talks

“Enlighten us, but make it quick!” is the slogan of Ignite Talks. At Next Library Festival 2015 there will be sessions with 6-12 Ignite Talks – you can be one of them: the call for Ignite…

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Added by Next Library on May 18, 2015 at 22:30 — No Comments

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