Name – Juan Miguel Villegas Jiménez

Designation – Digital Content Editor

Organization – EPM Foundation, Colombia, South America

Juan Miguel Villegas is the Digital Content Editor at the Library Network, a program belonging to EPM Foundation that promotes the sustainable development of 113 public libraries in the province of Antioquia. EPM Foundation is the corporate social responsibility and citizenship branch of EPM Group (Empresas Públicas de Medellín), the major public utilities company in Colombia, and one of the top ten multilatin companies.

A graduate in Social Communications and Journalism, Villegas has completed studies in interactive media, multimedia and digital editing. Among other awards, he has obtained the ‘Simón Bolívar National Prize in Journalism’, and as a digital enterpreneur he obtained the third place at the ‘Best web strategies with cultural content awards’ of the Ministry of Culture of Colombia.

In charge of the area of digital content production, he has led the renewal of the Library Network’s digital platforms, including a new website focused on information and services for libraries, patrons and professionals; a mobile app that intends to “put libraries in the hands of people”; and also a new platform for the public lending of ebooks and audiobooks that wants to make reading more accessible to the general population through the multiple screens and new technologies that increasingly make part of people’s everyday life.