Te Wahanga Atawhai Mercy Conference Centre - Wellington
Wellington (Click for more info)
What problems do you solve for your customers and communities? What is the collective impact of your library’s services and spaces? Can you talk about and demonstrate the value of the professional services you develop and provide?
We also know that future-focused libraries are not about access alone.They are active, participatory learning and socialising spaces where what I can hear, see and feel tells me that the library understands and respects me and my needs as a unique customer. The library has no agenda other than enabling, empowering and allowing communities to write their own agendas.
Do you capitalise on and broadcast the amazing stories of transformational difference you and your library make? When we ask for more money do we show the value we add? When we are time poor can our communities advocate for what we do?
It can be difficult to sell ourselves, but we need to show that our services make a genuine difference, share the collective impact of libraries and their return on investment beyond monetary terms. Find out how at this CORE Breakfast.
The future of libraries depends on librarians, library users and library communities all being able to pitch the library’s unique value proposition loudly and proudly.
The workshop will be a smorgasbord of thinking, learning and takeaways sourced from the latest thinking, including IFLA’s World Library Congress, The Creative Commons Global Summit and the Asia Pacific Library & Information Conference. This will include library advocacy strategies, the trends, drivers and government initiatives influencing libraries, the UNESCO Sustainable Development Goals, future-focused library design and harnessing the power of Creative Commons licenses and content your communities create.
At this interactive workshop, downloadable resources will be shared to support the momentum for change and grow your personal learning networks to include innovative practitioners.
Paula Eskett has a rich background in New Zealand’s library sector. She is President of LIANZA, the peak body for New Zealand’s Library and Information sector. As CORE Education’s Knowledge Curator and Library Consultant, Paula works in schools, kura and Kāhui Ako helping create and sustain library services and spaces that reflect, support and connect with teaching, learning and school-wide goals.
Paula sees libraries as community commons where people come together to share ideas, create new knowledge, learn, read, laugh and be together.
Keep in touch on Twitter - @librarypaula
02 Nov 2018
Breakfast and seminar: 7.00am — 8.30am
Workshop: 9.15am — 12.15pm
Breakfast and seminar: $55 + GST pp
Breakfast seminar and workshop $155 + GST pp
There are a number of car parking options at the Wellington venue: