A bottom-up initiative
The Danish libraries face many challenges such as digitalization and changes in expectations and demands on both physical and digital services; lack of public awareness of library services, changes in library user behavior, lack of political awareness and changes in the role of the librarian. The Think Tank was initiated by the Danish Library Association (DB).
The Think Tank was established in October 2012, and it is co-financed by the participating libraries, library organizations and central library players. Many activities are externally funded, amongst other by the Danish Agency for Culture.
The ambition is to generate new knowledge, analysis and professional, public and political debate about the role of the libraries now and in the future, and hereby contribute to reinventing of the library as one of the major democratic and cultural welfare actors in Denmark.