17 & 18 October 2017 · Olympia London

Open all hours?

5 September 2017

As more and more libraries open their doors all day every day, ILI explores the experiences of two libraries doing just that in Open all hours at next month's conference in London.

Open all hours - ILI session on Tuesday 17 October

  • 24/7/364 The library that is always open
    Annette Wolgenhagen Godt, Allerød Libraries, Denmark
  • Lessons learned from one year of 24/7 opening
    Jane Mansfield, De Montfort University, UK

In Allerød, north of Copenhagen, the library is always open to its citizens. Library Director Annette Wolgenhagen Godt explores what they have learned so far, how the members of her community use the library during self-service hours, and includes a few funny stories. In response to student feedback, Kimberlin Library at De Montfort University became a 24/7 service a year ago. Hear about the challenges of staffing 24/7, how the transition was managed, and about student use and expectations of the service.



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