Courtesy of the Spanish Ministry of Culture & Sport, plus the Ubik Tabakalera library in San Sebastian, I’ll be joining librarians, architects, culture professionals, and other stakeholders in the future of public libraries for a one-day workshop exploring challenges & opportunities in community collaboration.
What does it mean for these institutions to join forces with organisations, institutions, businesses, non-profit entities, users and potential users, when designing & delivering the services of the future?
How might libraries serve as spaces of collective creation & learning, and how would this service relate to their traditional mission and brand?
How could awareness of the wider transactional and contextual environment affect the way libraries define and negotiate their own future?
I’ll be joined by librarians from across southern Europe to explore these issues in an open, participatory, multidisciplinary format. In addition, our host venue is Ubik Tabakalera, one of the most fascinating public libraries in Europe, headed by the fiercely impressive Arantza Mariskal.
Spanish speakers who love their library and want to help shape its future should join us in the Basque Country on 30th May for a day of discussion and debate.