Register now – free professional development
Small Rural and Regional Libraries Program, Brisbane, 23-27 March 2015
We invite you to register to attend a week-long professional development program in Brisbane. Designed specifically for staff of small rural and regional libraries, the program comprises a series of workshops and presentations, and allows public library staff to engage in discussions and hands-on activities with industry peers, colleagues and guest presenters to explore the concepts and ideas behind the provision of vibrant public library services in the 21st century.
The program includes an exploration of Best Start – a universal family literacy program aimed at supporting stronger language and literacy environments for young children from 0-5 years and their families; an examination of the best ways of engaging with your community via social media; an exploration of reader development and customer-centred library design by Rachel Van Riel, Director of UK company Opening the Book; ideas and resources for programming; and a how-to guide to capturing digital stories.
Program participants also have the opportunity to join international library experts in the Library Innovations Forum, as they discuss recent innovations in the world of libraries. Access the draft program for more information. Attendance at the program is free, however, State Library will provide up to five bursaries to a maximum value of $500 to support participation in the program. Interested? Submit a Travel Bursary Application form.
To register for the professional development program seek approval from your Manager, then email Development and Learning with your name, contact details, your Council name and your choice of concurrent session for the Thursday program (see the draft program for session options).
Registrations must be received by COB Friday 6 March 2014.
For more information contact Tammy Morley (07 3842 9048) or Tammy Joynson (07 3842 9046) in the Development and Learning team.