2nd Annual Next Generation Libraries 2018

Design, Development & Technology for Libraries

In an increasingly digital world, libraries are evolving their offering to become community centres rather than just a storage room for books. Critically, this isn’t just public libraries, but also university and corporate libraries.

The operating cost of delivering library service has increased by 118% over the past ten years. Based on existing expenditure it is projected that by 2025 the total operational cost of providing public libraries across the state will have increased by 47.8% to $141 million dollars.

In light of this, Next Generation Libraries Summit 2018 will focus on 3 main areas:


How do you design & retrofit libraries to keep up with customer expectations?


How do you diversify your range of services to improve user experience?


How do you reinvent the role a librarian by up skilling your staff?

Why Attend?

15+ expert speaker

panel from leading State Libraries, Universities and Architecture agencies

Case studies

on how new and up and coming library and community space designs can enhance collaborative learning and facility uptake

Learn innovative strategies

to help foster new space design, upskill staff and accommodating a changing culture, digitisation trends in the library and so much more

4 Interactive Workshops

to help work through the most pressing challenges faced within your organisation and develop key strategies that you can implement back on the job

Engage in networking opportunities

with some of Australia’s leading Library and Community professionals

Who will be there:

Heads of:

  •  Library
  •  Library Services
  •  Digitization
  •  Engagement
  •  Design
  •  Community Services

From which organisations:

  •  Universities
  •  State Libraries
  •  State Government (State Records)
  •  Local Libraries
  •  Schools
  •  Corporate Libraries
  •  Architects