Welcome, David!


David Nygård is our new desk officer since our Lisa Lundgren has gone on maternity leave.  As desk officer at ALMA, David will deal with matters concerning the nominated candidates, the work of the jury and also be in charge of the ALMA library, among many other things. He´s a skilled librarian with a master degree in library and information science, with working experience from the National Library of Sweden as well as from the Swedish National Radio.

Hello David! How would you describe yourself in one sentence?

A 33 year old librarian, music lover, vegan and father of two.

Why did you choose the field of books and libraries?

A great interest in culture and literature, and a love for libraries and their potential role in building a better world. When I started my university studies in Library and information science, I think I saw my future career in a public library. Things has turned out a little bit different for me so far – but not for the worse. I´ve had the possibility to work at very exciting places such as the Swedish Radio Archive, which I enjoyed immensely, and now this latest assignment for the award office!

I know that you since several years are a contact for a young boy with special needs. What does that mean and why is that important to you?

It’s a non-professional support, supposed to lead to a richer everyday life for the person who gets it. It feels good to make this small effort for another person, just by being there, listening and encouraging. I believe we learn a few things from each other, like with any friend that you’ve known for some time. And, not least, we have a lot of fun together.

What do you prefer to do on a day off?

Spending time with my family. In best case, when the children have gone to sleep, I get to play a German style boardgame with some friends.

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