Marie Østergård

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Marie Ostergard is Project Manager at Aarhus Public Libraries, Urban Mediaspace Aarhus – New Central Harbour Square and Mediaspace, City of Aarhus, Denmark.

Education:
MD in English and Media Science (Aarhus University, Denmark and University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland)) 1994-2000
Organisational learning, Master of Learning (Aalborg University, Denmark) 2004
Process Consultancy, Master of Learning (Aalborg University, Denmark) 2005
Diploma in Leadership, Institute of Business and Technology, (Aarhus University, Denmark) 2009-2011 (Current)

Job positions at Aarhus Public Libraries, Denmark:
2005 –
Project Manager of Urban Mediaspace Aarhus – the building of a new main library of Aarhus and a new central harbour front and urban spaces.

2002 – 2005
Developer and Project manager of “TransformationLab” – new technologies and interaction in the physical library.
Co-developer and Process consultant of “The Interactive Childrens’ Library” – prototyping children’s interaction with the physical library, new technology and activating installations.
Process consultant for the Main Library of Aarhus

2001 – 2002
Project consultant of Centre of Marketable Library Services (national service) – valuing library services.

Since 2001 Marie has been part of Aarhus Public Libraries’ development of the physical library of the future. Focusing on interactions, user-involvement, network-development, prototyping and communication in the physical library space, Aarhus
has investigated new technologies, involvement processes and learning. In a wide range of projects and processes with users, network and partners Marie has focused on the development of the “next library” – the library of the future. For the last 4 years she has worked specifically on implementing and developing these ideas as well as introducing new forms of user- and citizen involvement in the planning and building of Aarhus’ new main library – Mediaspace – that opens in 2014.

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