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Ahead of the inaugural Next Generation Libraries Summit 2017 we chat with Ben Kolaitis, Emerging Technologies Team Leader at Melbourne Library Services and Justine Hanna, Learning Library Team Leader at Kathleen Syme Library and Melbourne Library Services.
Ben and Justine share details of Melbourne’s library evolution, which includes a host of new technologies and facilities, and delve into how this evolution is aiding community collaboration and engagement.
Ahead of the inaugural Next Generation Libraries Summit 2017 we chat to Diana Hodge, Manager of Academic Library Services at UniSA. In this article Diana explores the impact of the university’s Digital Learning Strategy on library services, and delves into the recent library transformation that has seen a massive 50% reduction in the university’s physical book collection.
Throughout the article Diana further explores the repurposing of library spaces and explains the upskilling strategy employed by the library in order to assist staff with the huge culture shift.
For centuries libraries have been the keystones of their communities – with people congregating to read, learn, discover and elevate themselves through knowledge. As libraries have grown in number and collections have grown in size, this traditional role has become diluted, with libraries becoming places for transactions – the simple lending and returning of books.
Wollongong City Libraries however is on a mission to go back to the roots of library services. Ahead of Next Generation Libraries 2017 we caught up with Mark Norman, Manager of Wollongong Central Library. In this article Mark explores Wollongong City Libraries’ 2017-2022 Strategy that outlines the future of library services in the Wollongong region.
Throughout the article Mark also delves into the community engagement approach employed in developing the strategy and explores some of the new spaces and services Wollongong’s libraries will offer as part of their new Strategy.
Ahead of Next Generation Libraries 2017 we look at the strategies employed by library service providers across the country in an effort to foster innovation, improve quality of life and better cater to their local communities and every day users.
In this presentation from Next Generation Libraries 2017 Carmel O’Sullivan, Director Library Services at the University of Southern Queensland explores:
- Strategies to educate and inform staff
- Strategies to gain buy-in and generate excitement about transformational change
- Strategies to deal with change fatigue
Effectively Redesigning Library Spaces and Student Support Model with the Aim of Future Proofing Learner Environments at The University of Sydney
In this presentation from Next Generation Libraries 2017 Coral Black, Director, Site Services University Library at the University Of Sydney explores:
- The redevelopment of library space and staff structures
- Integrating space, technology and staff to deliver a new model of support beyond the traditional classes and workshops
- Lessons learnt, evaluation from the perspective of our clients
Embedding Innovative Technology, Spaces and Communities of Practise at The Edge for Engaging 21st Century Users
In this presentation from Next Generation Libraries 2017 Daniel Flood, Creative Manager at The Edge - State Library of Queensland explores:
- Emerging practises for next generations libraries and librarians
- Importance of collaboration, equity of access for libraries , empower others to proactively enable sharing
- What next and how do we empower staff, stakeholders and communities
Redesigning and Refurbishing Library Spaces at the University of South Australia in Order to accommodate eBooks and Virtual Enquiry Services
In this presentation from Next Generation Libraries 2017 Dr Diana Hodge, Lecturer, Library and Information Management at the University of South Australia explores:
- Reducing the collection footprint in order to redesign services and repurpose space
- Library Master Planning process to transform our Libraries into vibrant, engaging teaching and learning spaces.
- Sharing library space with other services
- Evaluation of the changes and impact of the changes on user experience
Everyone’s a Maker – Creating Library Spaces That Inspire Action Learning, Creativity and Collaboration
In this presentation from Next Generation Libraries 2017 Margie Jantti, Director Library Services at the University of Wollongong, explores:
- The UOW MakerSpace is the result of a true collaboration between students and staff
- This pilot will foster iterative understandingand subsequent development of services and experiences that underpin multidisciplinary collaboration
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