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Jan Holmquist

Independent Leadership & Library Consultant

Picture of Jan HolmquistJan is a consultant and was Assistant Library Director at Guldborgsund Public Library, Denmark and Library Journal Mover & Shaker 2014.

Jan believes the best library is created by being globally inspired and transforming that inspiration into acting locally in your community. Jan is currently working with library advocacy and startegy at a local level in Denmark and on a European level in the Library Advocacy Lab.

Guldborgsund Public Library and Jan developed the first 23 mobile things program that was later translated into the global online learning program in cooperation with State Library of New South Wales, Australia and prepared the ground for versions in German, Russian, Norwegian and English versions in Singapore & Philippines and Australia / New Zealand. The library as a learning hub in the community is one of Jans core beliefs. The modern library support learning on all levels. Jan has been working with crowd funding projects like Buy India a Library and Help This Week in Libraries in the global online library community.

Jan has been a guest on Library podcast Circulating Ideas and The global library internet show "This Week in Libraries" and has done presentations at library conferences in Europe, USA, Australia and virtual conferences. You can read more at and follow Jan on Twitter: @janholmquist

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Internet Librarian International 2014

  • Day 1 - Tuesday, 21 October 2014
    • 2:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. A104: Global inspiration, local action
    • 4:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. B106: Gamification
    • 3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. B105: Library labs and digital lounges
  • Day 2 - Wednesday, 22 October 2014
    • 2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. C204: Extending engagement and remaining relevant
    • 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. C202: Transformational teaching

Internet Librarian International 2013

  • Tuesday, 15 October 2013
    • 11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. B102: Community engagement
    • 2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. A104: Being smart with technology - creating something from nothing
  • Wednesday, 16 October 2013
    • 3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Smart solutions to real challenges