“Cycling for libraries”, making plans for the summer

Mace Ojala sends us this wonderful plan for the summer:

We are organizing a pretty unique “unconference” for all librarians and
librarylovers. It’s called Cycling for libraries and some of you might
have heard about it. Next summer we will ride from Amsterdam to
Brussels, and we would like to invite you all to join along!

In 2011 we rode 650km from Copenhagen to Berlin, and 2012 also 650km
from Vilnius to Tallinn. This year we are doing about 400km and visit
Amsterdam, The Hague, Delft, Gent and The European Parliament in
Brussels. And each and every one of the the places in between 🙂

The idea of this professional event is to get out of our usual habitat
in the libraries, offices and from auditoriums watching powerpoints all
day long. Instead we are boldly looking for more engaging, productive,
innovative, co-operative and humane ways to meet up with our colleagues.
And more fun too. The group of 100, international librarians from two
dozen countries on their bicycles is quite a thrill!

Next summer’s Cycling for libraries unconference will start on 18th and
finish on 26th of June 2013. Learn more at
http://www.cyclingforlibraries.org (or ask me/us), and we’re on Twitter
with hashtag #cyc4lib, on Facebook and thousands of photos Flickr at
http://www.flickr.com/groups/cyc4lib/pool/. Or you can just google for it.

Welcome all!! 🙂

On behalf of the organizers,

Mace Ojala, leading pathfinder of Cycling for libraries 😉

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