Announcement: These are the Themes of Next Library 2017

We are happy to announce the themes of Next Library 2017: 

Literacy

E.g.: Early childhood literacy, the library in national reading strategies, eGov and digital literacy, media literacy, literacy and democracy, newcomers, social inclusion, neo-and semi-literates, family literacy etc.

 

The Learning Library

E.g.: Advocacy strategies, changing leadership skills, international networking, reframing Making in libraries, design thinking, libraries as change agents, etc-

 

Emerging Trends

E.g.: SmartLibrary, library roles in SmartCity initiatives, digital detox, technology trends, user generated data, social trends, the library as restorative space, using big data, etc.

 

Community Engagement and Democracy

E.g.: Outreach, design thinking, user-generated services, the library and Start Up businesses, citizens as policy makers, advocacy, diversity and inclusion, community led library services, etc.

 

Strategic Partnerships

E.g.: Learning through partnerships, co-development of libraries, partners as game-changers, strategic partnerships as development tool, etc.

 

Design Thinking

E.g.: Rethinking services, learning through user research, design thinking as competence tool, moving design thinking forward in the libraries, Human Centered Design, prototyping, innovation starts with people etc.

 

Play

E.g.: play as social inclusion, newcomers and cultural integration, playful organizations, leadership with play, transformed library spaces, play in times of crisis, play and learning, play and STEM, etc.

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