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Cyc4lib partners with Next library 2015

Next library

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:
Registration is open and tickets are sold fast:
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


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


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

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


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

Richard Hawkins: how we as librarians and information professionals can best demonstrate the value of our libraries & collections?


Since I don’t work in a library myself anymore I’m mostly interested in how we as librarians and information professionals can best demonstrate the value of our libraries & collections as well as the work we do (whatever that might be) to the general public and those in positions of power.

I’m therefore interested in hearing about ways in which we might be able to achieve the above – both old and new.

Hopefully I will be able to take what I learn from cyc4lib and use it to help make National Libraries Day in the UK more successful than in previous years.

Richard Hawkins

Olga Lachenmeier: what’s precious and what’s just old?


The academic libraries often get older (scientific) books as a gift, but it’s clear – we cannot take them all. Each book needs time and a place, but can we invest our time in something, what’s outdated and not interesting for the most of our users?

Clearly – there are rules. For example: the prints older than 1850 have to be catalogued, but what can we do with one, printed after 1851, already in our library and just plain text? The decision is often not easy.
Must we take each book just as a thing, or a part of our history? As a silent witness of a person’s life? Is a short handwritten sentence on the site edge worth to be mentioned then? An underlining, a drawing, a bullet hole?

What’s precious and what’s just old? And how can you explain your decision to others?

Olga Lachenmeier

Tarja Vuorinne: co-operating with patrons and citizens


We librarians are smart people 😉 but I´m still wondering if we really know what our patrons and citizens need and want from us. So I would like to learn which could be the best ways for searching the real needs and interest of different kind of people. How could we get them together with us to discuss about the future of the libraries and to plan our services and activities? And how could we reach even those who don´t use our services so often or not at all? In recent years there has been arranged some nice workshops and discussions for patrons and citizens in Finland and surely in other countries as well and I would be happy to learn more about them.

Tarja Vuorinne

Sandy Roe: Library Linked Data—what can my library do?


My knowledge of this concept is all theory and no application, and I want to try to implement something – even something modest – in order to better understand the potential of library linked data because it seems to me to have much in common with the goals/purpose of cataloging. How do I recognize what type of thing might make a good candidate – local digital collection, online university faculty bibliography, a subset of one of these, something else, something overarching? I am at a university library, not a national one. How do I make a plan that is most likely to succeed? What skills and resources will I need? What partners? How does one measure success

Sandy Roe

Jennifer Groff: how to reach children & teens who aren’t using the library, perhaps in part because they lack transportation?


After our conference, I will begin working as a Youth Services Librarian in a community library (in the U.S.) that currently is accessible primarily by car (the surrounding neighborhood isn’t really meant for walkers, and I don’t believe that bus service comes to the library).

I am interested in reaching out to children and families who don’t use the library and am looking for ideas on how to draw them in and also how to serve them if they do not have a car (or a parent who is interested in driving them, or can’t because of work schedule, etc.).

Jennifer Groff

Evelyn Weiser: how to interest LIS students in technological issues


Apart from working as a systems librarian in a project related to search engine based catalogues I am an assistant lecturer in library technology and information retrieval for LIS students.
In my opinion, every position in a library nowadays requires at least a slight understanding of and interest in technological issues. There is, however, still a number of students who want to deal mainly with patrons and/or physical media. But I believe that even as – for example – a childrens librarian you must not be completely ignorant of the technology related changes going on in the library world. I strongly belief that every student will have to deal with at least some of those changes at some point in their library career.

So during Cycling For Libraries I would like to learn about particular methods and ways to make topics like data formats, catalogues, databases, library management software, linked open data etc. interesting for students who otherwise do not much care about information technology. I guess among the many participants there will be quite a few who do teaching themselves or are just creative and have some good ideas. I am looking forward to it!

Evelyn Weiser

Dasha Bocharova: library — disabled friendly


The professional goal of my participation in cycling tour is, first, to see examples of adaptation of cultural institutions for persons with disabilities (adaptation of space and building, information service users in this category). Secondly, the various city-wide campaign involving public libraries (forms of participation). And of course – an international communication!!!!!!

Dasha Bocharova

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