Cycling for Libraries

We reproduce this message sent to IFLA-L list:

“Dearest all,

I’m delighted to announce the dates for the next Cycling for libraries  – unconference: we will start from beautiful Vilnius, Lithuania on 28th of July, and arrive in exciting Tallinn, Estonia on 7th of August, 2012.

This unique bicycling unconference will lead our mobile thinktank of 100 international librarians and librarylovers through Riga and Tartu, via two magnificient national parks, and many fascinating library-destinations. We would like to have you with us, so mark your calendars. The registration opens in early Spring. And please spread the word.

This radical event is PowerPoint-free. Instead, the concept is built on meaningful and personal encounters with colleagues, workshopping, challenging debates, library visits, innovative programme, contemplation in movement, fresh outdoors and memories that last a lifetime. And bicycling, of course. 600 kilometers of it.

We are organizing Cycling for libraries as an independent, loose and informal network of enthusiast. Last year we bicycled from Copenhagen to Berlin with a group of 80 participants from a dozen countries, and if you haven’t heard about it already (helloes to all of you who have!), you can see some of the stories by watching our half-an-hour documentary movie, our 3 minute daily videos from the event, thousands of photos, and a wide variety of professional and popular media and reports from people who participated. Just google for “cycling for libraries”, find us on Facebook and Twitter (#cyc4lib), or simply ask me.

If you are coming to IFLA 2012 in Helsinki 11th-17th August (and don’t miss IFLAcamp), this is how to arrive in style!


Master pathfinders Mace Ojala from Turku City Library, and Jukka Pennanen from National Library of Finland”

One response to “Cycling for Libraries

  1. By the way, Cycling for Libraries participants are going to cycle via Riga, the capital city of Latvia.
    * More information on IFLAcamp:

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