Cycling for libraries “Around the Sound”
On 19th-20th of May 2017 the international bicycling unconference will ride around the Øresund/Öresund, starting and finishing in Copenhagen. The journey will take us through seaside scenery, visiting small and large libraries along the way.
Cyclo-biblio 4e édition — “Le Léman” (Suisse-France)
Du 18 au 24 juin 2017, plus de 50 bibliothécaires et amoureux des bibliothèques pédaleront autour du lac Léman pour promouvoir les bibliothèques et échanger entre professionnels pour améliorer leurs pratiques. Cyclo-biblio 2017 est soutenu par les associations professionnelles suisses et l’ABF.
More than 50 librarians and library lovers will cycle around Lake Geneva on June 18-24, 2017! Cyclo-biblio 2016 is supported by the French librarians association’s (ABF) and the Swiss librarians associations.
FRANCE — Après le succès de Bâle-Strasbourg en juin 2015 et de Toulouse-Bordeaux en 2016, plus de 50 bibliothécaires et amoureux des bibliothèques pédaleront du 18 au 24 juin 2017 autour du lac Léman pour promouvoir les bibliothèques et échanger entre professionnels pour améliorer leurs pratiques. L’Association des Bibliothécaires de France (ABF) demeure un partenaire privilégié de cette édition.
What is Cycling for libraries?
Founded in 2011, the Cycling for libraries is an international cycling conference for librarians and library lovers. It aims to advocate libraries and increase awareness of the valuable services and resources that libraries offer to the community.
Passion for Libraries…?
In November 2013, the Cycling for libraries team with its members set up an international association to support Cycling for libraries tours as well as voluntary based library advocacy and library campaigns. The official name of the association is International Association for Library Advocacy, but it has also been called as “Voice for libraries” or “Passion for libraries” according to its mission.
They said about libraries
“An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them.”
“There is not such a cradle of democracy on earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration.”
“I had no books at home. I started to frequent a public library in Lisbon. It was there, with no help except curiosity and the will to learn, that my taste for reading developed and was refined.”