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International Network of Public Libraries. Advertisement in Sweden.


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Intresserad av att vara med i det internationella biblioteksarbetet? Att delta i THE INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF PUBLIC LIBRARIES. Titta då närgånget på följande Advertisement. Själv har jag varit med aktivt i nätverket sedan starten i mitten av 90-talet. Numera är jag senior i sammanhanget. Jag besvarar gärna frågor om nätverket.

> International Network of Public Libraries
> The outstanding learning experience
> Are you a successful practitioner of public library management,
> and do you have at least five years professional experience in
> an executive position?
> Are you open-minded vis-ā-vis international experience and
> interested in innovative ideas from other countries?
> Are you influential in your national library scene and prepared
> to disseminate the results of the Network?
> Do you have good English, and are you willing to communicate
> by e-mail?
> Then come and join the International Network of Public Libraries!
> The Network - initiated in 1996 by the German Bertelsmann
> Foundation - currently consists of 15 library practitioners from
> 10 countries (Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany,
> Great Britain, Netherlands, New Zealand, Singapore, USA).
> It pools international know-how, supports the development of
> successful management concepts and promotes their practical
> implementation. Innovative solutions developed by practitioners
> for practitioners and a fast exchange of experience are the
> overall objectives.
> For the next project cycle (October 2002 to February 2004)
> we are now searching for five practitioners with outstanding
> experience and success in innovative library work to add to
> our Network.
> Are you interested in one of the following seven topics, and in
> which aspect in particular? Do you have practical experience
> in one of these fields? Or would you perhaps like to suggest
> another current topic?
> * Branding and marketing the public library
> - Effective ways to promote services today and tomorrow
> * Cultural diversity - successful concepts for multi-cultural
> library work
> * Staffing the hybrid library
> - What innovative strategies exist in the field of staff recruitment
> and development?
> - How to nurture future library leaders?
> * Back to basics: innovative ways in encouraging reading
> for the future
> * Wireless applications
> - Future trends and technologies: planning, financing, implementing
> * Content development - a new role for public libraries
> - Creating and managing content; giving access to digital resources
> * Global gateways to information sharing
> - Access to library services for customers from all over the world:
> legitimation, practice and policy
> Over a period of about six months the members of the Network
> jointly prepare research reports on the above, working either
> together in small groups or individually. In the process they
> consider international experience in the field and analyse particularly
> successful case studies. In the subsequent discussion within the
> Network the reports are examined for their model character and their
> transferability. The authors then have again up to three months time
> to revise and complete their papers. The objective is to develop
> future-oriented concepts that can, as a matter of principle, be applied
> in all countries of the Network. The members undertake to attend
> the two forthcoming Network conferences in Utrecht (Netherlands)
> from 4-9 October and in Guetersloh probably at the end of July 2003.
> The Bertelsmann Foundation provides financial and organizational
> support for the Network and offers a budget for the research and
> publication of the reports. Besides this, expenses for travelling and
> accommodation for the Network conferences will be covered by the
> Bertelsmann Foundation.
> This advertisement is posted to several international mailing lists.
> Incoming applications will firstly be pre-selected by the Bertelsmann
> Foundation and then evaluated by all existing members of the Network.
> Finally, a joint decision will be made. In addition to the professional
> qualification of the applicants geographical aspects will be taken into
> consideration. It is aimed for an equilibrium of countries.
> We would be happy to receive your application.
> Please send your application documents in electronic format
> (preferably by e-mail) by 22 April 2002 to the
> Bertelsmann Foundation
> Public Libraries Division
> Ms. Anja Friese
> Carl-Bertelsmann-Str. 256
> D-33311 Guetersloh
> Germany
> E-mail: [log in to unmask]
> Tel: ++ 49 / 52 41 / 81 81 202
> Fax: ++ 49 / 52 41 / 81 81 998
> It would help the selection process if you could supply the
> following information in your application:
> Information about yourself
> - vita
> - short description of your current activities (300-500 words)
> - preferred topic and first ideas for your possible contribution
> Description of your library
> - number of libraries and branches
> - number of inhabitants in your city
> - size of collection
> - number of full-time employees
> - opening hours per week
> - annual budget
> - annual turnover
> - number of lendings per inhabitant
> - number of visits per inhabitant
> - mission statement of your library
> - medium and long term goals and objectives of your library
> - important developments in your library in the last three years
> Other materials like annual reports or image brochures will
> also be very welcome.
> For further information about the International Network of Public
> Libraries and the Bertelsmann Foundation please visit our
> homepage at
> (German version at
> If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact me.
> Anja Friese
> Project Director
> International Network of Public Libraries

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