Erik Boekesteijn

Designing Future Libraries – Stories change lives

How to use new tech such as AI, and IOT to make our collections and services more accessible and thereby save libraries and the world? What are the ethics that we need to consider and how do we not only inform, but also involve and engage our users in the technical development that is shaping our future? The Library of the 21st century is a place of, by and for all. A 3rd place and space that is often more than only a library, but a collaboration of institutes such as cinemas, museums, theaters and other partners. In this presentation we will talk about best practice examples from around the world and talk about vision, values and mission as well as what skills we need as librarians to make this work.