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Series: Future Libraries© raumlaborberlin on behalf of Kulturprojekte Berlin

Future Libraries

Libraries lead us through a flood of analogue and digital information, can be a platform for exchange, space for encounters or social anchors in the city. With our focus on “Future Libraries”, we shed light on challenges, trends and examples of success around the future of the library.

A library book, I imagine, is a happy book.

Cornelia Funke, German author

The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.

Carl T. Rowan, American journalist

I must say I find television very educational. The minute someone turns it on, I go to the library and read a good book.

Groucho Marx


Leonard Novy Photo: Otto Kern Leonard Novy
is a journalist and political scientist, co-director of the Institute for Media and Communications Policy – a Cologne-based think tank providing research and advice on media policy, digitalization, journalism and political communication – and co-editor of the multi-author blog CARTA. 

Samira Lazarovic © Samira Lazarovic Samira Lazarovic
is a freelance journalist and author specializing in culture and literature as well as in business and the stock market. She has also been working in project management at n-tv.de for three years.

Next Library® Conference Berlin 2018

This series was produced on the occasion of and in cooperation with the Next Library® Conference in Berlin, September 12-15, 2018, at which the Goethe-Institut was also a guest.

Next Library® Conference – Internationale Zukunftskonferenz für Öffentliche Bibliotheken Next Library® Conference – Internationale Zukunftskonferenz für Öffentliche Bibliotheken

Next Library® Conference – The Future of Public Libraries

An event of the Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin (ZLB)* and the Kulturstiftung des Bundes** in cooperation with the Kulturprojekte Berlin GmbH and Aarhus Public Libraries. Next Library® Berlin is a Satellite Conference of Next Library® Aarhus.

*Central and Regional Library Berlin | **German Federal Cultural Foundation