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Libraries for literacy workshop program

When: 8:30am arrival for 9am start, Tuesday 29 July 2014
Where: The Edge Auditorium, Level 1, State Library of Queensland (SLQ)

Time Agenda item
8:30am Registration opens
9:00am Welcome to Workshop (Judith McLean - Facilitator)
9:05am Presentation - Libraries for Literacy review process (Jane Cowell - Director, Regional Access and Public Libraires)
9:30am Workshop stations
Cabaret style tables - feel free to choose where you sit
  • How do we do it now: Conscious Competence
  • What do we do: Designing programming that achieves literacy outcomes
  • How do we record what we do: Data, measurement, reporting and evaluation
11:00am Plenary / whole group discussion - Implementation & Ideas

Session wrap up - Where to from here?

11:30am Close and lunch

About our presenters

Jane CowellJane Cowell joined State Library as Director Public and Indigenous Library Services in May 2010. In this role, Jane’s priorities include driving reviews of grant funding methodology and service delivery models for public libraries, growing the capacity of public libraries, overseeing the establishment of a state-wide literacy framework, and focusing on strengthening advocacy for libraries. Jane has over 20 years’ experience in local government, as Manager Library Services, Caboolture Shire Council and Hinterland Services Librarian in Caloundra City Council. Since 2008, Jane worked as a Senior Consultant in AEC Group Consultancy, undertaking a great variety of library consultancies all over Australia. Jane’s areas of special interest and expertise include innovation in library and outreach services, community facility management, strategic planning, reengineering of library operations and public library design.


Professor Judith McLeanProfessor Judith McLean holds a Chair in Arts Education co-jointly funded by QUT’s Creative Industries Faculty (QUT) and Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). Her doctoral thesis focused on the meaning, place and importance of collaboration to teaching-artists in their praxis. As a leader in the cultural sector, Judith has had the opportunity to lead start-up companies and work with established businesses. Along with Professors Haseman and Makeham, Professor McLean co-led the development of a model of arts education tailored especially for corporate and government sectors. Professor McLean has extensive board and governance responsibilities, most notable being the inaugural Chair Brisbane Festival (2003- 2007) and the first woman in Queensland Theatre Company’s (1995-2004) history to be appointed Chair. Her current roles include: Chair Southern Cross Soloists and Board Director of Tourism and Events QLD.



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10th January 2017