Presentation slides and audio from the conference now available


Audio of the Conference Opening
 

[00:00] Welcome and Acknowledgement Michelle Brennand, President PLWA
[08:35] Opening address Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO, Governor of Western Australia
[22:05] Chairperson Margaret Allen, State Librarian, SLWA
Slides and Audio of the Keynote Speakers

Exciting times for Library Professionals

Session 1 Theme: Change is our time
Senior Advisor, Stockholm Department of Culture, Sweden
Inga Lunden

How Demographic Change is Shaping Communities and Libraries in Western Australia

Session 2 Theme: WA public libraries – thinking forward
Business Advisor/Futurist, KPMG, Australia
Bernard Salt

Community Focus

Session 2 Theme: WA public libraries – thinking forward
Managing Director, Dome Coffees Australia
Nigel Oakey

Public Library Transformation

Session 3 Theme: Creating a library change environment
Executive Director Chattanooga Public Library, USA
Corinne Hill

Changing Libraries – New Ways of Working

Session 4 Theme: Building good, bad or great libraries
Director Opening the Book Ltd, UK
Rachel Van Riel

Game on! Public libraries changing to build communities
2015 Biennial PLWA Conference
Friday, March 13
The University Club of WA

Welcome

The 2015 Biennial PLWA Conference will be held on Friday, March 13 at The University Club of WA

“The PLWA Executive looks forwards to seeing you at our conference and satellite events on 12 and 13 March 2015.
The Conference theme for 2015 is a challenging one and deliberately so. Game on – public libraries changing to build communities declares our intent and desire to reposition ourselves as the community builder in the local government environment. This is an important dialogue for WA libraries as we build our collective vision for the future amidst great changes in technology, information delivery, customer expectations and local government structures.
Great libraries build great communities. With an array of state, national and international speakers intent on challenging the status quo don’t miss the opportunity to develop your game plan for the future.”

Michelle Brennand, President PLWA

NEWS New morning workshop

(March 4)
Our two afternoon satellite sessions on March 12 are now fully booked, but the exciting news is that Rachel van Riel has agreed to run a morning session of the Customer Centred Library Design workshop. There are still 14 places left in the morning session for those who are interested so please be quick.

NEWS Reserved Parking is full

(February 9)
There is full day parking available on Hackett Drive and the car parks off Hackett Drive but these can’t be reserved. They are ticketed and are on a first come basis. If you register for the conference after 5 February please do not request reserved parking and do not include it in your payment. Thank you.

NEWS Satellite Events held on Thursday, March 12

(February 6)
Public Libraries Western Australia and the State Library of Western Australia invite library staff to attend a day of presentations and workshops on aspects of librarianship. As part of the PLWA Biennial Conference, international and local presenters will provide sessions aimed at professional development in the Library industry.

NEWS PLWA Conference Exciting News

(February 6)
The PLWA Conference Committee is delighted to announce that Her Excellency, the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO, Governor of Western Australia, has accepted the invitation to open the PLWA Conference on Friday 13 March 2015. This completes an excellent programme of top international, national and local speakers.

There are still a few places left so if you haven’t registered yet it is recommended you do so as soon as possible.
Countdown …….Only 5 weeks to go.

Speakers

Programme

THEME
“Game on! – public libraries changing to build communities”

THEME
“Game on! – public libraries changing to build communities”

7.45am Registration Desk Opens
9.00am – 9.10am Welcome and Acknowledgement by Michelle Brennand, President PLWA
9.10am – 9.30am Opening address: Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO, Governor of Western Australia
Session 1: Theme: Change is our time sponsored by Civica
Chairperson: Margaret Allen,
State Librarian, SLWA
9.30am – 10.30am Session 1 – Theme: Change is our time
Inga Lunden, Senior Advisor, Stockholm Department of Culture, Sweden

“Exciting times for library professionals – facing challenges of externally driven change.”

Inga will look at community trends, political, economic and digital factors and their impact on libraries.
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10.30am – 11.00am Morning Tea sponsored by SirsiDynix
Session 2: Theme: WA public libraries – thinking forward
Chairperson: Mayor Trevor Vaughan,
Town of Victoria Park
11.00am – 12 noon Session 2 – Theme: WA public libraries – thinking forward
Bernard Salt, Business Advisor/Futurist, KPMG, Australia
Bernard will provide insights into how Western Australian communities have evolved and continue to evolve to help librarians better understand, engage, serve and meet their needs into the future.
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12 noon – 12.30pm Nigel Oakey, Managing Director, Dome Coffees Australia
Nigel will expand on Dome’s community focus and their success in co-locating with public libraries and other community facilities.
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12.30pm – 2.00pm Lunch
Session 3: Theme: Creating a library change environment
Chairperson: Anne Banks-McAllister,
Principal, Anne Banks-McAllister Consultancy
2.00pm – 3.00pm Session 3 – Theme: Creating a library change environment sponsored by OCLC
Corinne Hill, Executive Director Chattanooga Public Library, USA

“Libraries from now on – imagining the future.”

Corinne is the 2014 Library Journal Librarian of the Year. She has transformed Chattanooga Public Library in her two years at the helm and will speak about fostering a culture of change and innovation, the library as the creative hub of the community, leadership and managing through times of budgetary constraint.
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3.00pm – 3.30pm Afternoon Tea sponsored by James Bennett
Session 4: Theme: Building good, bad or great libraries
Chairperson: Cr Deb Hamblin,
Vice Chairman, Library Board of WA
2.00pm – 3.00pm Session 4 – Theme: Building good, bad or great libraries
Rachel Van Riel, Director Opening the Book Ltd, UK

“Changing libraries – new ways of working.”

Rachel will focus on library design, interiors not exteriors, and the move to self-service and how this changes the role and daily tasks of library staff.
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4.30pm – 4.50pm Panel of Speakers
4.50pm – 5.00pm Conference Summary & Close by Michelle Brennand, President PLWA
5.00pm – 6.00pm Post Conference Drinks

Location

2015 Biennial PLWA Conference venue

 

The University Club of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia

Hackett Drive, CRAWLEY WA

Entrance #1, Carpark #3

The University Club of Western Australia
Hackett Drive, CRAWLEY WA
Entrance #1, Carpark #3

Parking

  • UPDATE (February 9) Reserved Parking is full There is full day parking available on Hackett Drive and the car parks off Hackett Drive but these can’t be reserved. They are ticketed and are on a first come basis. If you register for the conference after 5 February please do not request reserved parking and do not include it in your payment. Thank you.
  • Car Park No 3 (located immediately adjacent to the Club) is available but spaces must be pre booked. A parking Inspector will check off names on arrival.
  • The price is currently $15 per day but is subject to increase by the University.
  • Full day parking is also available on a pay and display basis in Car Park No. 23 (crn Hackett Dr & Mounts Bay Rd), and along the University side of Hackett Drive. Both of these areas are within a pleasant 5 minute stroll to the Club.

 

Buses

  • 23, 102 & 107 leave from the Esplanade Busport and go to the UWA, stopping on Stirling Highway.
  • This journey takes between 10-15 minutes depending on where you alight. For further information visit www.transperth.wa.gov.au

 

Useful Telephone Numbers

  • 13 13 30 – Swan Taxi
  • 13 62 13 – Bus & Rail Info

Sponsors

We would like to thank our sponsors for making the 2015 Biennial PLWA Conference possible.

Contacts

Wendy Christensen

xensen@iinet.net.au
0418 945 881

Conference Convenor

Nerida Clifford

nclifford@cambridge.wa.gov.au
9383 8998

Conference Committee

Natasha Griggs

natasha.griggs@belmont.wa.gov.au
9477 7148

Conference Committee

Kathy Wilkinson

kathy.wilkinson@belmont.wa.gov.au
9477 7152

Conference Committee