Bo Skøtt is an associate professor at the Department of design and communication at University of southern Denmark in Kolding. He holds a Ph.D.- degree in library science and has been a researcher for 17 years at various research institutions in Denmark. His research interests include the public library and its significance in an overall societal context, including the institution’s political, social, and ecological contributions in times of upheaval. Bo Skøtt has studied the special form of communication referred to as dissemination, which takes place in Danish and foreign library and cultural institutions. He has studied the ongoing digitisation of the Danish public libraries and its significance for the Danish population’s sociality and democratic cohesion - and he has studied the public libraries’ significance as a social, political and cultural institution in connection with integration and reintegration of various target groups.