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Conference Day Two: Friday, 25 August 2017

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Coffee & Registration

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM Conference Opening – Remarks from the Conference Chairperson

9:10 AM - 9:50 AM Redesigning and Refurbishing Library Spaces at the University of South Australia in Order to accommodate eBooks and Virtual Enquiry Services

Dr Diana Hodge, Lecturer, Library and Information Management, University of South Australia
In response to the University’s Digital Learning Strategy, the University of South Australia Library has actively pursued the transformation of its collections from physical to electronic since 2011.
Two approaches have been taken to achieve this:
an epreferred purchasing policy that has seen our acquisition of ebooks rise to over 95% of total acquisitions, and a programme of deselecting low use material from our collections that has reduced our physical collections by 70%. This session will explore Uni SA’s Library’s journey of transformation from book repository to learning space.
  • 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

Dr Diana Hodge

Lecturer, Library and Information Management
University of South Australia

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM Everyone a Maker – Creating Library Spaces That Inspire Action Learning, Creativity and Collaboration

Margie Jantti, Director Library Services, University of Wollongong
Libraries are transforming their spaces to enable new types of student learning and discovery. At the University of Wollongong (UOW), Student amenities fees have enabled the creation of a pilot MakerSpace; a retro-fitted space where students can design and create with cutting-edge tools and technology outside of the formal learning facilities. Deliberately discipline agnostic in its design and approach, the emphasis is on stimulating curiosity, creativity and adeptness with a range of real-world technologies used in academia and the contemporary workplace.
  • The UOW MakerSpace is the result of a true collaboration between students and staff
  • This pilot will foster iterative understanding and subsequent development of services and experiences that underpin multidisciplinary collaboration

Margie Jantti

Director Library Services
University of Wollongong

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Speed networking

11:00 AM - 12:10 PM Digitisation of Library Resources and Collections in Order to Accommodate the Changing Nature of Users and Reduce Cost

Anna Clatworthy, Librarian Digital Collections, RMIT University
In today’s academic library there is a strong preference for online resources over physical, evident by the high usage statistics of electronic resources and a decline in physical resource use.
RMIT University Library has responded to this change in two major ways:
  • Preferencing electronic resources over physical in accession decisions. In 2016 the Library completed a print to electronic journals project with both increased journal accessibility and saved the library funding and is also e-preferred for books.
  • Digitising library-owned materials in order to increase both usage and accessibility. This includes both current materials such as licenced off-air recordings of television programs, and also the digitisation of archival and special collection material. These are both then hosted within the Library’s Integrated Library Management System, Alma.

Anna Clatworthy

Librarian Digital Collections
RMIT University

12:10 PM - 12:50 PM Co Designing The Wollongong City Library Spaces with Community Stakeholders to Create Fit for Purpose Spaces

Mark Norman, Central Library Manager, Wollongong City Council
In the recent past, public and state libraries have been reinventing their physical spaces. The Wollongong City Libraries Strategy is informed by Wollongong 2022 – Community Strategic Plan (CSP), in order for the Council to continue to deliver services and activities that meet the vision and goals of the local community. As expectations for library resources and physical facilities have changed, stakeholders are being involved in the design process. This session will look at the journey Wollongong City Council have been on in terms of engaging the community and working with internal stakeholders to reinvent the library.
  • Involving core communities in the design process through surveys, meetings and group discussions to determine what the community needs for the future
  • Creating environments that are able to bridge the digital divide and create spaces that give opportunities to gather, to socialize and build against isolation
  • Models for staying on budget without the need for additional resources and bringing staff on board for the transformation

Mark Norman

Central Library Manager
Wollongong City Council

12:50 PM - 1:50 PM Lunch Break

1:50 PM - 2:30 PM Interactive Discussion Groups

This is your chance to make your conference experience truly interactive and collaborative.
Each IDG is set in a roundtable format and will be facilitated by an expert practitioner in the space.
In two rotations, each IDG will last for 30 minutes, allowing you to pick the two top of mind topics you wish to discuss and solve.

Roundtable A: Incorporating Augmented & Virtual Reality into Library Services

Roundtable B: Emerging Roles and Functions for the Library and Librarian

2:30 PM - 3:10 PM Keeping Pace with Change: A Case Study Our Capacity Building Program for Liaison Librarians at Deakin University

Craig Patterson, Manager, Faculty of Arts and Education Library Services, Deakin University Library
The expanding and changing roles of librarians is a mix of exciting prospects and challenges as libraries need to recruit not only staff with skills, knowledge and capacity to adapt to new ways of interacting with students and academics but to also commit to providing relevant ongoing capacity building programs. The Library Executive at Deakin University endorsed a professional development program for liaison librarians to build their capacity to work effectively and confidently with academics.

  • In 2014 a structured training program to address the increasingly complex skill sets and disciplinary knowledge required of the liaison librarians was developed.
  • The training program has supported liaison librarians to take a more active, leading role in developing conversations and opportunities for collaboration with academics.
  • Liaison librarians at Deakin are now driving innovation and design in teaching and learning
  • Leading the conversation about the changes in scholarly communication, and, demonstrating the role that librarians can play to empower students, academics and researchers to develop skills and knowledge to fully participate in our digital world.

Craig Patterson

Manager, Faculty of Arts and Education Library Services
Deakin University Library

3:10 PM - 3:40 PM Afternoon Tea

3:40 PM - 4:20 PM Community Engagement and Emerging Technologies at Public Libraries

Ben Kolaitis, Team Leader of Emerging Technologies, City of Melbourne
Libraries are looking for new ways to engage and guide communities, and the booming world of technology is central to capturing new generations of library patrons. In order to remain relevant, libraries around the world are focusing on changing the model of library services offered.Melbourne Library Service (MLS) is dedicated to this cause and has implemented a number of education and community engagement projects that have effectively engaged their patrons needs. Through new strategies that utilise new modes of engagement, as well as new infrastructure and learning workshops, Melbourne Library Service has empowered their patrons in participating in a rapidly approaching future full of technical challenges.

  • Understand how Melbourne library uses a dedicated technology team to offer learning to both patrons and staff on new technological challenges.
  • Understand how Melbourne Library utilises a discovery platform for all users to better understand the technological ecosystem that is shaping their lives.
  • New methods of engagement for understanding library user needs.

Ben Kolaitis

Team Leader of Emerging Technologies
City of Melbourne

4:20 PM - 5:00 PM Possibilities of Extending Beyond Traditional Services at Libraries for Increased Uptake and Engagement

gather, learn new skills and use new technology.
The library of the future will need to empower people towards knowledge. This panel discussion will allow the participants to examine the current trends in the landscape and discuss potential value added services that can be implemented for increased community engagement.
  • Providing easier access to tools (3D printers, laser cutters, design software) and components (circuit boards, sensors) at libraries
  • Providing mixed spaces; a cafe, individual work areas, group work rooms, a long table, or a comfy chair for reading a magazine
  • Technology-rich amenities, organized cultural & exhibition spaces, and an mixed-use approach to learning

5:00 PM - 5:10 PM Conference Closing – Remarks from the Conference Chairperson

5:10 PM - 5:10 PM End of Conference