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NAPLE Forum 2021

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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 whatโ€™s next for the public library sector in the next 12 months.

๐—ฆ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜๐—ผ๐—ป
Head of Libraries Development, Local Government Management Agency (Ireland) and NAPLE President

๐—” ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฉ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜ ๐—๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—ก๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ: ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฉ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—œ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฃ๐˜‚๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—Ÿ๐—ถ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€
Christian Lauersen, Director of Libraries and Citizen Services in Roskilde Municipality, Denmark

๐—ช๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜’๐˜€ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฟ?
Whatโ€™s next for Europeโ€™s public libraries as we slowly emerge from the COVID pandemic? Representatives from Europeโ€™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)

๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ง๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ
We were gambling with technology by working through an online poll designed to share your thoughts on where Europeโ€™s public libraries are heading next, and what your priorities are for 2021 and 2022.

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