The Shanachies are coming to New York.
In 2007 they drove from Chicago to Monterey interviewing librarians about their programs, services and technologies. Their tour was a huge success. They wrote a book with an accompanying documentary, Shanachie Tour: A library road trip across America, posted pictures in Flickr, and videos in YouTube. In 2008, they spent three weeks in Australia interviewing librarians. They have toured libraries in Europe and the Caribbean doing the same and this April 7 they are coming to New York!!
Check out the annoucement sent by Queens Library:
Queens Library invites all our colleagues to experience “Innovation in
Libraries by The Shanachies,” Tuesday, April 7, 2009, 9:30 am, Queens
Library at Flushing, 41-17 Main Street at Kissena Boulevard, Flushing
NY. Admission is free. RSVPs are essential. Please email
Erik Boekesteijn and Jaap van de Geer are worldwide recognized
specialists in gaming, libraries and innovation. They work at DOK
Library Concept Center, a public library in the city of Delft in The
Netherlands. Jaap is the Head of Innovation, and Erik is the Master of
Communications. They call themselves The Shanachies (storytellers). They
will share best practices and innovative ideas using web 2.0 tools,
video, sound, art and cross-media to make your library appealing to
customers from all ages and backgrounds.
Queens Library is an independent, not-for-profit corporation and is not
affiliated with any other library. The Queens Library serves a
population of 2.2 million in the most ethnically diverse county in the
U.S. With a record 22.8 million items in circulation for FY 2008, the
Library has the highest circulation of any public library system in the
U.S. and one of the highest circulations in the world. For more
information about programs, services, locations, events and news, visit
the Queens Library Web site at http://www.queenslibrary.org or phone
718-990-0700. Queens Library. Enrich Your Life (r).