Beyond the Horizon

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Thu 09 Jul

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Beyond the Horizon

BEYOND THE HORIZON – A new series of inspirational talks from international thought leaders and industry experts.

Libraries Unlimited is proud to present a series of 5 talks from international pioneers in library and community practice, presented in collaboration with Libraries Connected and the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health (WCCEH).

We have gathered together some of the greatest library and community minds and thought pioneers from around the world to share their insights into creating meaningful roadmaps for this unchartered territory of the new normal. Guest speakers include:

Nina Simon, Community involvement innovator, Spacemaker & CEO of OF/BY/FOR ALL and best-selling author of The Participatory Museum and The Art of Relevance.

16th July - 15:00 GMT

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Eric Klinenberg, world-renowned sociologist, Director of the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University and author of various books including Palaces for the People.

18th June - 15:00 GMT

Erik Boekesteijn, a leading force in revolutionising libraries as multi-functioning spaces at the heart of communities and founding father of Public Libraries 2030.

25th June - 15:00 GMT

Marie Østergård, Library pioneer, Director at Aarhus Public Libraries and Dokk One (Public library of the year 2016) and co-inventor of Next Libraries

2nd July - 15:00 GMT

R.David Lankes, Leading Public library expert, Director of the University of South Carolina’s School of Information Science and author of the award winning The Atlas of New Librarianship.

9th July - 15:00 GMT


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