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The Joy of Reading Award is open for applications!

Illiteracy is a global problem. The Systematic – Joy of Reading Award, worth $10,000, is awarded to projects that promote the joy of reading and fight illiteracy. Check out the call for applications. We look forward to see the winner presented at the Next Library…

Added by Next Library on December 9, 2016 at 11:53 — No Comments

Scholarships for Next Library 2017

Next Library® and the EIFL Public Library Innovation Programme (EIFL-PLIP) take pleasure offering six scholarships for public and community librarians from developing and transition economy countries to attend the international Next Library 2017 in Denmark.

Call is out…

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Added by Next Library on October 6, 2016 at 11:51 — No Comments

Call for Interactive Sessions is out - deadline: November 4!

The interactive sessions bring together library innovators, practitioners, researchers, designers and researcher from different parts of the world to discuss and explore the future of libraries. The sessions should be interactive and hands-on and we are looking for sessions that involve the participants in new ways! …

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Added by Next Library on October 6, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

Do you want to Ignite Next Library? Call is out now!

"Enlighten us, but make it quick!” is the slogan of Ignite Talks. At Next Library® 2017 we will continue the success from 2015 and do the Ignite Next Library Talks again.

Ignite Next Library Talks are an opportunity for Next Library…

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Added by Next Library on October 6, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

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…

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Added by Next Library on October 6, 2016 at 8:00 — No Comments

Announcement: The Next Library Advisory Board

Next Library® is pleased to announce the formation of our new Next Library® Advisory Board.

This board will strengthening international perspectives and inspire to rethinking Next Library as an incubator of emerging library ideas.

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Added by Next Library on September 15, 2016 at 11:30 — No Comments

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…

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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

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Announcement: Keynote by Rolf Hapel at Next Library Festival

Posted by Next Library on May 17, 2021 at 11:00 0 Comments

We are very happy to announce that Rolf Hapel will join us at Next Library Festival on June 3. Rolf will give a keynote: Past the Post-Pandemic Libraries - What's Next?

Read more about the keynotes here.

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