Dear colleagues and enthusiastic cyclists!
Rostock, a Hanseatic port city with a history of almost 800 years, is the largest city in Germany’s north-eastern state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and home to the oldest university on the shores of the Baltic sea.
Our port is an important gateway for travellers from and to Scandinavia – it is therefore quite fitting that the Cycling for Libraries Tour will arrive in Germany in our Überseehafen (overseas port)! We are looking forward to your arrival and are especially happy that the initiative and a lot of support for the tour is coming from our Finnish sister city, Turku.
Welcoming you will be a wonderful opportunity for us to discuss new ideas for library and information services in the 21st century – normally, we would have to travel quite far for such an international environment! Together with our colleagues from Rostock City Library and librarians from across the state we are preparing a special half-way event as well as social and cultural events that we hope will get any tired limbs back into shape!
CU in Rostock!
Director of Rostock University Library