Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Brave New Worlds. Libraries, Learning and Community Needs

Contact: State Library of NSW
W: www.nsla.org.au/literacy-and-learning-seminar-2013

Location: Sydney, NSW
Date of Event : 17 July 2013

Intended Audience: All Interested.

A 1 day seminar for professionals working in libraries, learning and literacy. The seminar will address the question: How can libraries better understand and use their capabilities in literacy and learning?

Bookings via State Library NSW events page 

Although they sit outside the formal education sector, libraries are intrinsically centres of learning where people can engage with knowledge and ideas and acquire the literacy skills essential for active participation in society.

How can libraries better understand and use their capabilities in literacy and learning? How can they best take advantage of their autonomy and status as trusted public institutions?

Brave New Worlds: Libraries, Learning and Community Needs brings together professionals working in libraries, universities, adult and school literacy programs, and non-profit organisations to explore the role of our state, territory and national libraries in community learning.

The seminar program includes:
  • a keynote address from Judith Parke, former Head of Development for the National Literacy Trust UK, as well as a range of interactive panel discussions
  • an evaluation of the National Year of Reading by ALIA Executive Director Sue McKerracher
  • an exploration of local library partnerships with Open Universities Australia by Dr Cathy Stone
  • an analysis of NSLA libraries as learning institutions by Dr Gillian Hallam of QUT.
Venue: Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW. Entry via Macquarie Street

The event is hosted by National and State Libraries Australasia (NSLA) and the State Library of NSW.