Check out the NordLib 2.0 conference, a Web 2.0 and Learning 2.0 Conference day organized 21 November by the Stockholm University Library. Their conference blog is a neat example of an efficient and cheap way of opening up a dialogue with conference attendees before the actual event.
I’m excited about this conference initiative which I’m sure will give some creative contributions to our joint efforts to bridge the gap between the academic and the public libraries. Public libraries have for many years been informal meeting points for sharing, IRL. Now we are moving the perspective towards the new social web and are busy implementing “old” concepts (for example the Study Circle, as a collaborative learning concept!) and new methodologies (the Café table as a methaphor for sharing!) on these new digital and informal meeting points: the social communities on the web.
I think we have a lot of interesting experiences within this field to share between our different library types. In the future we’ll probably be merging into one single library type: the “Lifelong Learning Library” which spans over both the formal and informal learning perspective. What do you think?
Register here: www.nordlib20.org/
(The Conference blog is temporary down at the moment. If it’s still down when you read this you’ll find a lot of useful info on the library main page as well: Stockholm University Library )