Libraries: Redesigning the future

Wednesday, 15 June, 2022 - 10:00 to Thursday, 16 June, 2022 - 15:45

Our 2022 Annual Seminar titled, ‘Redesigning the Future’, will take place on 15 – 16 June at Wyboston Lakes, in Bedfordshire.

This year our programme will continue to make the case for how libraries can meet the evolving needs of their communities as we emerge from the pandemic into an uncertain economic environment.

The event is aimed at Heads of Public Library Services and is a great opportunity to network with colleagues, share good practice and take inspiration from an exciting line up of speakers. These are drawn from public libraries both here and abroad, as well as the academic and business sectors.

We are expecting over 150 library leaders from across the UK to attend as well as representatives from our national partner organisations.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Lord Parkinson, Minister for Arts and DCMS Lords Minister.
  • Christian Lauersen, director of Libraries and Citizen Services in Roskilde Municipality, Denmark, talking about ‘The impact of public libraries in Denmark: A haven in our community’ and the ‘Impact Compass’.
  • Jan Brodowski, External Relations and Statistics Coordinator in Kraków Library, Poland, talking about culture and arts in libraries.
  • Stuart Miller, Chief Customer Officer, Newcastle Building Society.
  • Dr. Mohammed Ishaq, Reader at the University of the West of Scotland where he leads their Human Resource Management Unit.
  • Petra Roberts, Cultural Development Manager at Hackney Council.

We will also stage a series of ignite talks about digital innovation in libraries; a panel session on developing diverse and inclusive organisations; and a series of workshops led by libraries and partners.

The event will run from 10:00 - 17:30 on the 15 June and 09:30 - 15:45 on 16 June and the event brochure can be downloaded below (please note this will be updated as final details are confirmed).

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Annual Seminar 2022 Brochure

This is the brochure for the Libraries Connected Annual Seminar 2022 Redesigning the Future.