Head of Centre for Cultural Policy Studies at the Royal School of Library and Information Science, Dorte Skot-Hansen is SPLQ’s regular columnist for the four issues to be published in 2002. Her column will be focusing on the library and the challenges the library faces from the world around it.
Dorte Skot-Hansen obtained her MA in Cultural Sociology in 1974 and has since then been employed at the Royal School of Library and Information Science within the subject area Cultural Communication and Library Sociology. Since 1998 she has been Head of Centre for Cultural Policy Studies at the School. From 1995-1998 Dorte Skot-Hansen was also teaching Cultural Policy at Odense University’s postgraduate programme Culture and Communication. Amongst other honorary offices, Dorte is a member of the FoU-group of the Swedish National Council for Cultural Affairs and a member of the board of representatives for The Danish Institute of Culture.
Dorte Skot-Hansen is the author of a considerable number of works, including Det lokale bibliotek – afvikling eller udvikling (The Local Library – its Profile and Anchorage) from 1994. The book still represents an essential analysis of the public library’s local profile and anchorage and is an important contribution to the ensuing debate on the subject.
Recently, Dorte has been in charge of the process evaluation of eight county library projects involving children’s culture co-ordinators. These projects have all received financial support from the Danish National Library Authority.