Tag Archive for 'Netherlands'

And the nominees for the 2019 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year Award are…

The jury has now agreed on the four shortlisted libraries for the 2019 IFLA/Systematic Public Library of the Year award. All four will now be considered for selection as the world’s best new public library. A total of 16 libraries from all over the world applied to be considered for […]

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Meet the candidates: Sander van Kempen

Sander van Kempen Senior adviser Royal Dutch Library The Netherlands I have been active since 2011 within public libraries and since 2015 at the Royal Dutch Library (Koninklijke Bibliotheek). I have a background in ICT and digitization but more recently have broadened my expertise to include digital inclusion, digital innovation […]

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Lighting a Fire forLlife – B/Slash reduces fear of reading

By Guest Blogger, Eric Boekesteijn As soon as I enter the room I can feel the looks. ‘Who is that? What does she want?’ I am in a classroom of a high school for VMBO (preparatory middle vocational education) pupils. By no means an easy target group when it comes […]

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Super focused studying with StudyShare

By Guest Blogger Eric Boekesteijn How do you prevent students from getting distracted during studying and transform the library into a successful place for studying? Frank Verbeek from the Public Library of Amsterdam knows the solution. The experiment Ten o’clock in the morning. A room filled with tables, arranged in […]

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Football Makes Reading Fun

By Guest Blogger, Eric Boekesteijn Score a book! is a reading project for primary school pupils aged 8-10. Encouraged by players from Dutch professional teams, the children read as many books as they can during a period. A formula that catches on. ‘Jolanda, come see this!’ It is Saturday morning and […]

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Network of Young Librarians in the Netherlands (YLN)

          Guest Blogger: Tamar van Moolenbroek, product manager ProBiblio March 2016, a town near Amsterdam. Two young librarians (26 years old) are eagerly anticipating fifteen young colleagues that enthusiastically responded to the proposal to get together. Would these colleagues recognise their ideas and the need for […]

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Biebtobieb: sharing knowledge and ideas

          Guest Blogger: Levien den Boer, moderator National Knowledge Sharing at Koninklijke Bibliotheek – National Library of the Netherlands. Although there are of course differences between the various (public) libraries in the Netherlands, they face similar questions, challenges and needs. In order to prevent them from […]

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