“The Cologne Public Library is serving as a social and educational space for the city’s refugees, as counterparts across Germany increasingly become places for community engagement.” The article was published in The Guardian.
An interview at goethe.de with Claudia Büchel, Director of the Hilden City Library, that was honored by the German Library Association as the Library of the Year for, among other things, its “innovative marketing concept”.
“With eight thousand libraries, ranging from small local branches right up to the country’s national library, the German library system is impressive for its diversity. All the same, tight budgets and a lack of national structures are making their presence felt.” Further reading at the site of the Goethe-Institute, Germany’s cultural institute.
The “Report on the Situation of Libraries 2016/17” is now also available online in English. The seven demands by the Deutsche Bibliotheksverband here offer an insight into current topics that are not only important for the German library scene. To strengthen demands for libraries as central places of the city society, to integrate them into… Continue reading Report on the State of Libraries in Germany
Interested in partnering with a library in Germany? US-Germany Sister Libraries Webinar Tuesday, October 25, 2016 9:00-10:00 (Central Time) More information @ The Traveling Librarian
News from the German service point for librarian exchange (Bibliothek & Information International) are now distributed via the blog “BII Stories”
“The portal b2i provides a central access to resources from the fields of Library, Book and Information Studies. It is aimed at everyone who is interested from the fields of science, study and practice. The portal provides you as user with a central research access (meta search). With one query you can search simultaneously in… Continue reading Library, information and book science portal “b2i”