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Next Library unconference in Denmark, June 2009

Happy Holidays PLA Blog readers!  This may be my last post for a week or more depending on how restless I get during my own Christmas and New Years celebrations.  I’m looking forward to a little bit of time off to actually read books.  There’s a common misconception that librarians just sit around and read books all day.  It just isn’t true.  I never get to read books.  Sad.

But before I go, let me share with you some information about the Next Library conference (or unconference) in Aarhus, Denmark in June of 2009.  The event will feature presentations focusing on:

CO-CREATION
USER CENTRED INNOVATION
YOUTH CULTURE
THE PHYSICAL LIBRARY
INTERACTIVE LIBRARY SPACES
COMPETENCES
COMMUNITY BUILDING
CREATIVITY AND LEARNING

Sounds Like pretty great stuff, right?  If you aren’t convinced to get a plane ticket to Denmark yet, have a look at this Transformation Lab video created by Rolf Hapel and his team.  Rolf is the conference chair and Director of Citizen’s Service and Libraries in Aarhus. 

 

And if even THAT isn’t enough to bring you to Denmark, maybe I can convince you to come and see me present there!  I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to share a presentation of the Library Outpost service model integrated with a user-generated materials shelving system.  I’ll be drawing from data and my experiences at Brooklyn Public Library as a case study.  Should be fun!

 

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