Thursday, 20th May 2021, 1pm-3pm CET
We were discussing how we measure the impact of public libraries as we emerge from the pandemic period, and look over the horizon to see what’s next for the public library sector in the next 12 months.
Head of Libraries Development, Local Government Management Agency (Ireland) and NAPLE President
𝗔 𝗟𝗶𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗿𝘆 𝗩𝗶𝘀𝗶𝘁 𝗶𝘀 𝗡𝗼𝘁 𝗝𝘂𝘀𝘁 𝗮 𝗡𝘂𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿: 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗩𝗮𝗹𝘂𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗜𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗣𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗟𝗶𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀
Christian Lauersen, Director of Libraries and Citizen Services in Roskilde Municipality, Denmark
𝗪𝗵𝗮𝘁’𝘀 𝗡𝗲𝘅𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗼𝗿?
What’s next for Europe’s public libraries as we slowly emerge from the COVID pandemic? Representatives from Europe’s leading library organisations discussed the impact of COVID on the library model, and what issues we all need to be paying attention to in the next year and beyond.
- Giuseppe Vitiello (Director, the European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations)
- Stephen Wyber (Manager, Policy and Advocacy, IFLA)
- Ilona Kish (Director, Public Libraries 2030)
- Barbara Schleihagen (Executive Director, German Library Association; NAPLE Board)
𝗧𝗮𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗮𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲
We were gambling with technology by working through an online poll designed to share your thoughts on where Europe’s public libraries are heading next, and what your priorities are for 2021 and 2022.