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Agita Virsnite: find the balance between virtual and real

The balance between virtual and real. How not to lose any of these values.
Google books, e-books, , e-readers, paper format.
But….. what holds back?

Moowing forward- personal tranzision.

Agita Virsnite


Katia Shklyar: multicultural library?

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Nowadays in Finland and in many other countries are a lot of talks about immigration and the role of newcomers in the society. Library is not an exception and as “a place which is open for anyone” it gets even more pressure. Some libraries want to develop as “multicultural”. But what does it mean? Is it really necessary to develop “special” “multicultural” services (for immigrants)? So dear colleagues, I want your opinions about the issue and some examples of successful and/or failed initiatives.

Katia Shklyar


Juha Kortesluoma: public living rooms vs. peace and quiet

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Many (or at least some) public libraries are evolving to be more and more like event venues and public living rooms. Living room like children’s and youth’s sections with video games etc. have been popular among younger patrons and parents have liked them too. On the other hand, many people think that libraries should be places of peace and quiet. How would it be possible to combine these two opposite interests? Is the only possible solution to profile libraries as public living room/event libraries or as quiet libraries (or if the library is big enough, to provide separate sections for both purposes)? Is time up for quiet public libraries?

Juha Kortesluoma


Kaisa Inkeroinen: What means good quality of customer service to us and what it means to our customers?

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What means good quality of customer service to us and what it means to our
customers? Do we consider same things as good customer service? And how to measure it? I’d like to find some new revolutionary method other than surveys or these happy face or not so happy face machines.

Kaisa Inkeroinen


Ilze Marga: How to organize events in the city center?

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How to organize events in the city center? I have good practice now but I will be pleased to know the experience of others. And languages practice, of course, too.

Ilze Marga


Anssi Sajama: library fees—what should be free for all?

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Does your library have services that cost? Libraries should have equal services for everybody, which usually means that the library use is free of charge except for material fees (i.g like copying paper) and fines (i.g for returning books late). In what cases can the library have fees on a service and not put its customers in an unequal position?

Anssi Sajama


Hilde Nelissen: the library in 2020?

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Where are we going and how can I keep up with the fast changing library world ? As a solo-librarian I’m daily challenged: I want to inform myself to keep my users informed … but also have to keep the library running. How do other solo-librarians manage ? I hope to learn from you all about databases and interesting websites. And of course I’m specially interested in learning from university- and scientific libraries.

I recently engaged myself to a group who’s doing project in developing countries. I really want to work on this topic as well because this is again, like this biketrip, a professional and personal challenge.

I’m ready to share my experience and learn from you all so I can start working again after this trip with renewed energy !

Hilde Nelissen


Dierk Eichel: how might we adopt the toolkit of design thinking to solve the pressing needs of the library community while on the road cycling?

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Having spent the last year learning everything about “design thinking”, an innovation toolkit for solving all kinds of problems, I decided to try it out in a live field test while cycling for libraries. So my Challenge would be: How might we adopt the toolkit of design thinking to solve the pressing needs of the library community while on the road cycling. So lets start with some of the problems articulated in the cyclists homework.

Dierk Eichel


Ingrida Bučionytė: what do you need to do or know to become a helpful information tool for a doctor?

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I’ve just started my job in the library of medicine. So it’s very interesting how coleagues from other medical libraries work these days. What do you need to do or know to become a helpful information tool for a doctor?

Ingrida Bučionytė


Raimonda Mockutė: debtors

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I‘m working in academical library. And we have a problem with the students who terminate their studies – they leave university and forget (or don‘t want) to return books to the library. Maybe someone of you have valuable experience how to recover books from these debtors?

Raimonda Mockutė


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