Public libraries and refugees : A German library perspective. – in: rinch blog, 30. august 2017. Advertisements
Fourth revised and extended English edition of “Portals to the Past and to the Future” by Jürgen Seefeldt and Ludger Syré, now in its fifth German edition, is an in-depth state-of-the art report on current German librarianship. Lavishly illustrated, the book traces the history of libraries in Germany, portrays the various types of library and… Continue reading Portals to the Past and to the Future : Libraries in Germany
Designing the Future of Libraries, Learning and Information : 24 – 29 July 2017 at Stuttgart Media University, Germany Designing the Future of Libraries, Learning and Information : 24 – 29 July 2017 at Stuttgart Media University, Germany
“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