I live and work in Ghent. I participated in 3 tours (Cycling for Libraries an CycloBiblio) and am now helping to organise Cycling for Libraries Belgium. Looking forward to september!
I’m a librarian at Artevelde University college Ghent in Belgium. We offer 18 programmes for professional bachelors.
The library has five locations – I work in two of them. My subjects: education, early childhood and primary school education.
Why do I think libraries are important?
In an educational context, libraries have to offer a wide variety of relevant information resources. The most important goal is to use our skills, services and resources in order to facilitate the creation and distribution of knowledge in the organisation.
My focus is how to adapt our communication and library services to a changing context. The context we are working in is changing rapidly: new communication media, changing user profiles & user behaviour, a changing organisation, a changing information landscape, the growing importance of digital information sources, and so on… The question is: how can we adapt or anticipate to these changes, and how can we transform them into new opportunities?
In order to remain relevant in an educational context, we’ll have to redefine the role of our library.
Our skills as information and content managers can be useful when we look for new services. New skills will be necessary for the library staff, – but more than ever we’ll have to look for closer collaboration with other partners within or outside the organisation.
Looking forward to meet, to share, to exchange.
See you soon!
This is where I work: Arteveldehogeschool
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