Libraries as social spaces

Kristian Nagel Delica

Kristian Nagel Delica.

Kristian Nagel Delica is Ph.D and assistant professor at the Departement of Social, Spatial and Environmental Change at Roskilde University in Denmark.

His research is transdisciplinary and seeks to connect sociological theories and methods to areas as diverse as Library and Information Science, Urban Studies, Social Innovation and Health Promotion.

His Ph.D dissertation was a study of how public libraries in disadvantaged areas in Denmark tried to develop themselves in to multifunctional community centres dealing with the diverse needs of the citizens in the areas. Recent work includes an essay discussing perspectives on the Danish library sector in the 2010’s (2014, PDF), a co-authored article on libraries as community centres in the International Handbook on Social Innovation (2014), and a literature review dissecting the empirical research on public libraries as creators of social capital (2013, PDF, in Danish).

Kristian Nagel Delica will talk about public libraries as hybrid institutions and social spaces in disadvantaged neighbourhoods.

Public libraries as hybrid institutions: social innovative spaces in disadvantaged neighbourhoods?
Thursday 12 June, 10:00-11:20 (PUBLIC LECTURE)

 

 

Literacy and multimodality

Bild på Qarin Franker Foto: Thomas Melin

Qarin Franker. Fotograf: Thomas Melin

Qarin Franker is Ph.D and assistant professor at the Department of Swedish, University of Gothenburg in Sweden.

Her thesis is called “Literacies and Visual Texts: Studies on Teachers and Low Educated Learners in the Basic Swedish Language Programme for Adult Immigrants (2011)” (in Swedish). It aims to broaden the understanding concerning literacy from the traditional focus on verbal text to include the aspects of visual understanding.

 

Literacy and multimodality will be the topic of her lecture.

Literacy and multimodality
Tuesday 10 June, 10:00-11:00 (PUBLIC LECTURE)

Easy-to-Read audio books and e-books

From now on, we are going to present the participating lecturer and activities during the workshop week in June, here on the blog. The first one that will be introduced is the Swedish publishing house LL-förlaget.

LL-förlagets logoLL-förlaget is an Easy-to-Read publishing house, and is part of the Center for Easy-to-Read, along with the newspaper 8 Pages and the Easy-to-Read Commission Service that adapts easy-to-read versions of governmental committee publications and other material for public authorities.

Foto på Laura Mendez Fotograf: Ulf Lundin

Laura Mendez. Fotograf: Ulf Lundin

LL-förlaget publishes easy-to-read books, both fiction and non-fiction, audio books and e-books for people with reading disabilities. The audience consists of dyslectics, immigrants, people with other reading impairments caused by intellectual disability, and young people from homes where reading has been neglected.

Laura Mendez Edkvist, publisher-in-Chief of LL-förlaget, presents the latest publications, with special focus on audio books and e-books.

Easy-to-Read audio books and e-books
Tuesday 10 June, 11:30-12:00 (PUBLIC LECTURE)

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