Advancing Digital Empowerment
of Libraries in Europe


As part of the ADELE project, we organised a series of 4 webinars on digital skills development in public libraries in Europe. 

Webinar 1

In the first webinar, our speakers Michael Horgan (European Commission) and Norman Röhner (ALL DIGITAL) had the chance to:

  • Present the EU framework and initiatives for digital skills development
  • Provide examples of European projects on digital inclusion and skills
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Webinar 2

In the second webinar ‘A digital strategy for the public library’, we invited:

  • Koen Vandendriessche (Cultuurconnect) to present digital services and tools for Flemish public libraries, and
  • Jacob Svaneeng (Berlin Central Library) to share the ‘Digital Zebra’ project, an inclusive digital strategy for public libraries in Berlin
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Webinar 3

 In the third webinar ‘Digital skills training activities in the public library’, Léa Ichikawa (The Digital Collective) and Maja Lesinger (Prelog Municipal Library, Croatia:

  • Gave an overview of existing formats, techniques and approaches on digital skills training for library users and staff
  • Presented best practice examples and discussed training formats for digital skills in non formal adult education
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Webinar 4

 In the fourth webinar “Engaging young people in public libraries with new technologies”, our speakers Jeroen DeBoer (KB, Netherlands) and Thomas Munk Osmundson (Danish Central Libraries and Vejle Bib, DK):

  • Discussed the role of public libraries in providing activities around digital literacies targeting a young public
  • Showcased playful ways of activities involving new technologies such as VR and AI
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