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 ProfessionalsSession 1 Theme: Change is our time
Senior Advisor, Stockholm Department of Culture, Sweden
How Demographic Change is Shaping Communities and Libraries in Western AustraliaSession 2 Theme: WA public libraries – thinking forward
Business Advisor/Futurist, KPMG, Australia
Community FocusSession 2 Theme: WA public libraries – thinking forward
Managing Director, Dome Coffees Australia
Public Library TransformationSession 3 Theme: Creating a library change environment
Executive Director Chattanooga Public Library, USA
Changing Libraries – New Ways of WorkingSession 4 Theme: Building good, bad or great libraries
Director Opening the Book Ltd, UK
Game on! Public libraries changing to build communities
2015 Biennial PLWA Conference
Friday, March 13
The University Club of WA
The 2015 Biennial PLWA Conference will be held on Friday, March 13 at The University Club of WA
NEWS New morning workshop
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
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
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
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.
|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.
|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
||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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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|
2015 Biennial PLWA Conference venue
The University Club of Western Australia
The University of Western Australia
Hackett Drive, CRAWLEY WA
Entrance #1, Carpark #3
Hackett Drive, CRAWLEY WA
Entrance #1, Carpark #3
- 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.
- 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