Libraries Australia Forum 2014

Dear Colleagues,

The 2014 Libraries Australia Forum will be held on Friday 31 October at the National Library of Australia in Canberra.

This year’s theme is Seeding the cloud: library collaboration in the digital age.

We are delighted to welcome our keynote speakers:

Carl Grant, Associate Dean for Knowledge Services and Chief Technology Officer at the University of Oklahoma Libraries, as our keynote speaker.  Carl will speak on “Give those who pay for libraries reasons to use them!” -  applying next generation library technologies to provide real value to communities. Carl has an extensive background in the information industry and has held leadership positions at Ex Libris, VTLS, Ameritech Library Services, and Innovative Interfaces.

Geoff Strempel, Associate Director at the State Library of South Australia, who will speak on “Perpetually Beta – public libraries continuous transition to meet customer needs” –what librarians working together can achieve for their communities.

The program for the Forum will also include a panel of experts exploring the impact of ebooks on libraries and library collaboration.

Our final session for the day will include Robyn Van Dyk and Mylee Joseph both of whom have been involved in collaborative efforts (in the library sector and beyond) to collect digital resources and make them accessible.

As usual there will updates on Libraries Australia and opportunities to meet and speak with Libraries Australia staff and your colleagues from member libraries.

It’s an exciting program – we hope you can join us!

Further information about the Forum, library tours and related events can be found on the Libraries Australia website
http://www.nla.gov.au/librariesaustralia/news-events/forum/2014-forum/

You can register for the forum here
Every 50th person to register will receive a small prize, so register today!

We look forward to seeing you at the Libraries Australia Forum in Canberra this October.

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