Shanachies: Roving Library Storytellers

 I was just one of many people who were delighted to see the roving Shanachies again. And what a keynote they gave this morning!

Showing their innovation yet again, these Dutch library evangelists decided to forego the usual podium and instead had a couch and coffee tables on stage to give their presentation the feeling of a cozy living room chat.

They explained their 2007 U.S. Shanachietour and how they drove across the country visiting innovative libraries and asking about best practices. This morning they showed some great video clips from their road trip and also brought some attendees up on stage and did mini interviews.

You can read more about DOK, the Library Concept Center where they work in Delft, The Netherlands, in the latest issue of Marketing Library Services newsletter. It’s all about librarians trying new things, being excited about their work, and serving their customers well. Nobody tells the libraries’ stories like these guys! Long may they roam.

If you’re interested in having them stop at your library on a future Shanachietour, please Friend them on FaceBook. Become part of the library revolution!

~Kathy Dempsey

Marketing Library Services editor

One Response to “Shanachies: Roving Library Storytellers”

  1. ruud April 11, 2008 at 8:15 am #

    Greetings to my collegues over in Washington!

    grRUUD