Time to Connect!/

Welcome to Next Library 2011 in Aarhus, Denmark. We hope to gather a diverse and dynamic group of participants from all around the world, and look forward to learning and sharing information with each of you.


What is Next Library 2011?

Next Library 2011 will be a “patchwork” of creative, participatory and engaging meetings, lots of interactive sessions, a number of exceptional key note speakers, wildcard sessions, demos/exhibitions, gaming, Networking Dinner Party, Get2Gether, Social un-conference, and alternative events and surprises. We are excited about the opportunity to engage with you on our themes: Innovation, Democracy, and Partnerships.


Goals of Next Library 2011

The overall purpose is to support and inspire public libraries’ innovation, partnerships and activities supporting democracy with the perspective to increase opportunities and build strong communities all over the world.

In order to create the most inspiring and learning environment with optimal conditions for participatory, engaging and interactive meetings for participants the conference intends to welcome participants from libraries all over the world. Diversity, recognition, engagement and network are key factors for the success of Next Library 2011.


Your Participation is Key

The conference is designed to be highly interactive. We will use our time together for discussions, sharing of ideas and experiences, learning from one another, identifying challenges and opportunities, and much more.

We encourage you to take the time to connect with your colleagues. Take the opportunity to talk with your peers over breakfast, lunch or dinner, and other small breaks. 


Hearing Your Feedback

We are very interested in your thoughts and ideas about Next Library 2011. Based on our themes, we would like to hear your ideas about what sort of content that could be interesting to feature at Next Library 2011. Also, take the opportunity to discuss topics and events that are already planned, and participate in the open debates and discussions that are available here.

Your input is very useful to us, as it helps us to improve the program as a whole.