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Cycling for libraries receives economic support for seminar on librarian competencies

Greta Linder

 

We have just received news that we have been selected as this years recipient of “the Greta Linder grant”. The grant is managed by DIK, the professional association and trade union for librarians. The money will go towards a seminar on the ferry between Gothenburg (S) and Fredrikshavn (DK) where we will discuss librarian competencies. The seminar will be open to Cycling for library particpants as well as Nordic colleagues.

Location: Mistral, Stena Danica

Final program:

08:30-08:45  Boarding in Gothenburg
08:55 – 09:15 Swedish fika
09:15 – 09:20 Opening of the conference

09:20 – 10:00 What do you do all day?
What is is like to work as a corporate librarian or at a Fablab? Elinor Magnusson, SCA Hygiene Products & Rasmus Fangel Vestergaard, Copenhagen libraries

10:00 – 10:30 Fika and opportunity to network

10:30 – 12:00 The skills and competencies required by librarians in the future (panel discussion)
Moderator – Robin Neidorf
Bo Jacobsen, library boss at Vesthimmerlands Biblioteker
Ingrid Johansson, lecturer at University of Borås, Library & information science
Rasmus Fangel Vestergaard, Copenhagen Public Librariesn works with the new library strategy
Ann-Christin Karlén Gramming, has researched the identity, competences and professional development of corporate librarians

Information about the joint Nordic Master in Cultural Leadership, Linnea Lindsköld ( University of Borås)
Read information here

 

12:00 – 12:15 closing, wrap up

Arrival Fredrikshavn: 12:30

The seminar is also supported by SFIS, the Swedish Association of Information specialists

Greta Linder, 1888-1963, was a pioneer in regards to the development of Swedish public libraries and the librarian profession. She attended library school at the New York Public Library 1915-1916 and brought back many ideas regarding cataloguing that were implemented in Swedish public libraries. She later worked as a library consultant training other librarians. She loved to travel. Sje made numerous study trips to Denmark, Norway, England and Germany and she encouraged her younger colleagues to do the same.

Source:
I G Margareta (Greta) Linder, http://sok.riksarkivet.se/sbl/artikel/10520, Svenskt biografiskt lexikon (art av Elise Adelsköld), 2015-06-24.

 


Cyc4lib partners with Next library 2015

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Next Library- The gold at the end of the rainbow.
As many of you know it’s customary for a cycling for libraries event to end in at a destination with a library related event or conference. This year we’ll be arriving in Aarhus in time for the Next Library Festival. This year we’re proud to have entered a partnership with Next Library.
As not everyone riding with us also takes part in the Festival we’ve constructed two offers for all full-tour participants:
1. Join Next Library Festival  Get2Gether event in Dokk1 as guest Saturday evening 12 September
2. A discount of 300 DKK on the Next Library Festival fee.
Just write”Cycling for Libraries Dokk1” in the field ”in the comment box of the registration form
If you have already registered for both event, notify us and we’ll make sure you can still be available for the discount.
We hope many of you will take advantage of the offer and participate and join the Next Library Festival.
Next Library Festival 12 – 15 September 2015
International opening of Dokk1 – the new library in Aarhus/Denmark
The program is co-created with participants, partners and sponsors; 15 amazing Interactive Sessions are organized by 48 people from 12 countries and they are soon to be announced. Preliminary program is available here: http://www.nextlibrary.net/program2015
Registration is open and tickets are sold fast: http://www.nextlibrary.net/registration2015
People from 25 countries have already registered; Australia, Belgium, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Republic of Moldova, Singapore, Slovenia; Spain, Sweden, The Netherlands, Ukraine, United Kingdom and USA.
Next Library® 2015 is organized by Aarhus Public Libraries in co-operation with conference partners and sponsors: Cycling for Libraries, Danish Agency for Culture, Danish Library Association, EIFL (Electronic Information for Libraries), Silkeborg Libraries, Herning Libraries, The Nordic Halmstad Conference Group, The International Author Scene in Aarhus, Systematic Library & Learning, Rambøll – Consulting engineers, designers and management consultants, Aarhus School of Architecture, PIT – Participatory Information Technology Centre, Aarhus University and schmidt/hammer/lassen architects.
DBC is Main Sponsor

Register for Next library here

 


Lammhults Biblioteksdesign A/S

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We work with libraries, leading architects, designers and other professionals in the development of library design and functionality. We adapt our services to suit your needs, budget and timescales, resulting in inspirational and responsive living, working and playing environments.

We offer unique solutions based on functional and creative interior design, contemporary furniture packages and tailor-made product development.

Through 6 solution-provider stages, we aim to design & deliver the best libraries – always.

1. Inspiration – Inspire, explore, challenge and share
2. Briefing – Understand the brief
3. Design – Provide designed solution
4. Presentation – Visualize and communicate the solution
5. Execution – Ensure strong and reliable execution
6. Follow-up – Follow-up, evaluate and evolve

We are library people!

p.S Here are som of the libraries that we have worked with and that you will encounter on the route:


Aarhus

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Aarhus is the second-largest city in Denmark; a centre of culture with countless museums and galleries.It’s also a university city. 13% of Aarhus’ population are students, making Aarhus the youngest city in Denmark. Aarhus has also recently been named European Capital of Culture 2017.

Getting there

By air

There are several airports in the Aarhus vincinity. Aarhus airport, also known as Tirstrup airport, is 45km northeast of the city. Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) has daily flights to/from Copenhagen International Airport (flying time 35 minutes); Sun-Air (affiliated with British Airways) operates direct connections to Stockholm, Gothenburg and Oslo. Ryanair has daily connections to/from London (Stansted). The bus from Tirstrup to Aarhus costs DKK 100 one way (travel time approx. 50 minutes). The final stop is the train station in the center of Aarhus
There is also an aiport in Billund (where you can visit Legoland as well!). The bus ride from Billund to Aarhus takes approximately 1.5 hours, and costs app. DKK 180 (one way).center.

By boat

If you are travelling to and from other Scandinavian countries, there are ferries to Northern Jutland (Frederikshavn, Hirtshals or Grenå). Mols Linien operates ferries to Odden and Kalundborg

By train or bus

Rødbus is the cheapest transport from Copenhagen (among other cities) to Aarhus. Ticket prices around 100 kr. Abildskou operates buses from Copenhagen (Valby Station), Copenhagen Airport, Hamburg Airport and Berlin. Eurolines operates buses to and from Hamburg.  All regional and long-distance buses stop at Aarhus bus station, 300m northeast of the train station.
All trains arrive and depart from  Aarhus Hovedbanegård (Aarhus H). Trains to Copenhagen (via the airport) (one way Dkr382, three to 3½ hours), via Odense (Dkr240, 1¾ hours), leave Aarhus roughly half-hourly. Check out the timetables at dsb.dk. Danish railways are cyclist-friendly, with special spaces for bicycles on trains but you need to purchase a separate ticket for your bike.

Accomodation in Aarhus

Cabinn – rooms with bunks and double rooms right in the centre of town
Danhostel Aarhus – idyllically situated in Riis Skov Park, 3 km from central Aarhus
City Sleep-in – basic hostel in Havnegade, 5 min from the train station.
Aarhus Hostel
– located the Aarhus suburb of Hasselager, 10 km away from central Aarhus
Scandic City Hotel centrally located in Aarhus

Check out the reduced prices for Next library attendees! You book accomodation on the Next library registration.

More

Get tips on what to do and see in Aarhus based on how you are feeling
Aarhus, Denmark: a cultural city guide


Bibliotekarforbundet

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The Danish Union of Librarians, Bibliotekarforbundet,  is proud to be sponsoring Cycling for Libraries 2015. With the purpose of creating awareness of library professionals and libraries and simultaneously creating international network we see the conference as an unique way of promoting the important role of libraries and librarians in society. Living in the capital of cyclists and therefor an enthusiastic cyclist herself, the president (chairman), Tine Jorgensen, will participate in part of the Danish tour.

Bibliotekarforbundet, The Danish Union of Librarians – Union of Information Specialists and Cultural Intermediaries,  is an independent trade union, formed to secure wage and working conditions and to cultivate the profession of librarianship in Denmark. Today the Danish Union of Librarians organize approximately 5.500 Danish librarians; about 90% of all educated librarians in Denmark. About 2.600 of them are working in the public libraries, 900 in the research and special libraries, 550 in the private sector – around 4% are without permanent employment.

The Danish Union of Librarians has the double purpose – as union and guild in one. The Union act both as ordinary trade unions, negotiating wage rates, employment and working conditions etc. as well as having a guild function. But we also cover the profession as such, taking interest in its developement, procuring education and in-service training, unemployment etc.

It is within the union that professional pride thrives and is nurtured. Within The Librarians Union it’s considered that the social significance of the trade is reflected in the value of the libraries and vice versa. The Union maintain that wage rates and the prestige of profession are connected.

 

Biblitekarforbundet

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2015 Austin, Texas

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We’re back! Join us in Austin for a fun day of cycling and touring unique libraries.

Date: Tuesday, April 14th

Time: 7:30 am-2:00 pm

Place: 4th and Trinity or middle of 4th Street (between Trinity and Red River) at the Convention Center

Cost: $35 for participants bringing their own bikes; $60 for participants needing rentals

Registration: This is a separate event from the TLA Annual Conference. Registration for the conference is not required.

Fee includes t-shirt, snacks and lunch

WELCOME to our second Cycling for Libraries, or conference on a bike, event in Texas! In addition to spending the day exploring Austin streets, parks and institutions, participants will enjoy a memorable networking opportunity while visiting local libraries.

We will cycle about a 25-mile round trip from Austin’s Convention Center to the east side of Austin. Our first stop is the Legislative Reference Library in the Texas Capitol. Learn what is so special about this library and its services! We then hop back on our bikes and enjoy a short 2 mile ride to the Carver Branch of the Austin Public Library. Why is this library unique? It became APL’s first branch, and the first branch to serve black citizens. Then it is a scenic ride down the Walnut Creek Trail. This trail is approximately 7.3 miles in length and consists of a 10′ wide concrete trail with 2′ shoulders. There are several creek crossings and trail heads on the trail. Our last library stop will be the Regional Foundation Library where we will be touring and eating lunch. The Library has one of the most extensive Foundation Directory archives in the United States and is the fifth-oldest Foundation Center. Lunch provided by ThunderCloud Subs

We will be riding the streets and bike trails. Never ridden 25 miles? Never fear! The route is mostly flat plus you have 10 weeks to prepare! The pace will be moderate, around 9-10 mph.

Event Address: 4th and Trinity or middle of 4th (between Trinity and Red River) at the Convention Center. Map will be posted at a later date.

Schedule: Tuesday, April 14th

  • 7:30 am-8:00 am: Check-in, pick up rental bikes at start location, biking instructions, and t-shirts
  • 8:15 am: Leave the Convention Center. We need to keep a tight schedule, so please be ready to ride at 8:15 am!
  • 8:45 am: Tour stop at the Legislative Research Library. Host and speaker: Donald Brower, Program Specialist
  • 9:15 am: Visit the Carver Branch of the Austin Public Library. Hosts: Doreen Boyd, Director and William Donaldson, Administrative Senior
  • 10:15 am: Arrive at Walnut Creek Trails. Ride is about 14 miles with snacks.
  • 12:30 pm: Arrive at the Regional Foundation Library. Tour with Ellen Moutos Lee, Director. Lunch provided at this stop.
  • 2:00 pm: Arrive back at the Convention Center

We will have riding with us a medic and a bike mechanic. At each location we will have volunteers watching the bikes, so locks are recommended but may not be needed.

 

For those renting a bike, we have secured a contract with Cycleast. Your bikes will be ready to pick up at 7:30 am at the registration area and Cycle East will pick them up at the end of the tour. Each rental will have a bottle cage, so feel free to bring your water bottles. The company is also providing a cyclist assistant during the ride.

More info: Texas Library Association


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