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Draft 2019 Conference Program

Wednesday 11 September


Library Tour – Dudley Denny City Library
Meet at Dudley Denny City Library 134 Victoria Street, Mackay 4740


Registration desk opens


Masterclass: Advocacy for Public Libraries
Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre, Alfred Street, Mackay


Welcome Cocktail Function & Trade Exhibition Opening

Main foyer, MECC

Thursday 12 September

6am – 7am
Guided Public Art Walk – Mackay City CentreMeet : Wood Street Park, 5 Wood Street, Mackay

8am – 9am

Coffee and Registration

9am – 9.30am

Opening including Welcome to Country presented by Deb Netuschil, QPLA President Lisa Harth, MRC Mayor Greg Williamson

9.30am – 10.30am

Keynote speaker Suzie Lightfoot presents ‘Building a Personal Brand’

10.30am – 11am

Morning Tea Trade exhibit and Poster session opening

11am – 12pm

Keynote speaker Dr Amantha Imber presents ‘Innovation Survivor: how to outthink, outsmart and outlast your competitors’

12pm – 12.45pm

Edward Luca presents ‘Design Thinking & Library Centred Design’

12.45pm – 2pm

Lunch and Trade exhibit and Poster session – Sponsored by Gold Sponsor, Peter Pal Library Supplies

2pm – 2.30pm

The Very Hungry Caterpillar Yuwibara Translation Project + SLQ 2019 Year of Indigenous Language overview/ Norell Binsiar, Mackay Regional Council Libraries, Des Crump, State Library of Queensland

2.30pm – 3pm

Go Go Academy

3pm – 3.30pm

Lighting talks

Removing barriers and enhancing user experience / Nicole Hunt, Mackay Regional Council Libraries

Libraries are changing / Kimberly Lehto-Head, Angela Hays – Mackay Regional Council Libraries

3.30pm – 3.50pm

Afternoon tea and Trade exhibit and Poster Session

3.50pm – 4.35pm

Lighting talks

Moreton Bay Region Libraries Backstage Pass – Kerry Griffth, Moreton Bay Region Libraries

First 5 Forever: Sharing the Market Research / Laura Landmann, State Library of Queensland

10 seats, 10 stories, 10 parks / Lisa Austin Sunshine Coast Libraries

4.35pm – 4.55pm

20 mins incl questions – Virtual Reality and Games based learning in a public library environment / Stephen Harris – Bundaberg Regional Libraries

4.55pm – 5.00pm

QPLA President closing addresss + daily wrap up

6.30pm – late
Conference Gala DinnerPioneer Ball Room, Rydges Suites Mackay – Gregory Street, Mackay

Friday 13 September

6.30am – 7.15am

Botanic Gardens Walk TBC
Mackay Botanic Gardens

7.30am – 8.30am

QPLA AGM – Members Only – Breakfast meeting
MECC foyer

8.15am – 8.45am

Coffee and Registration

8.45am – 9.45am

Keynore speaker Ton van Zlimmeren presents ‘Title TBA’

9.45am – 10.15am

The marathon after the sprint: lessons learned in library disaster recovery / Pamela Currell, Townsville City Libraries and Lisa Ryan, Gympie Regional Libraries

10.20am – 10.40am

Morning tea and trade exhibit

10.40am – 11.40 am

PANEL SESSION: Understanding, interacting with and adjusting to the needs of library visitors with a mental illness / Hosts John Mendoza, Marion Wands, Cherie Miller, Kimberly Lehto-Head

11.40am – 12.25pm

Professor Ingrid Burkett presents ‘Title TBA’

12.25pm – 1.25pm

Lunch and Trade Exhibit + Vendor Business card Prize draws – Sponsored by Gold Sponsor, Peter Pal Library Supplies

1.25pm – 2.20pm

Ana Brzezinka presents ‘Virtual reality and new media as an opportunity rather than a threat to traditional ways of storytelling. How cultural institutions can use technology to educate, raise awareness and build their audiences.’

2.20pm – 3.05pm

Lighting talks

Home Library Digital Pilot Project / Janelle Parrott & Michelle Marcum, Mackay Regional Council Libraries

Digital Authors in a Digital World: Meeting the Digital Demand for Author Talks / Amy Suttie Sunshine Coast Libraries

Who do you think she is? Upskilling, challenging and empowering our Family Historians / Jennifer Perry, Donna Kellion, Mackay Regional Council Libraries

3.05pm – 3.20pm

Afternoon tea and trade exhibit

3.20pm – 3.40pm

It always seems impossible until it is done: The Noosaville Library refurbishment project / Jane Harding, Noosa Library Service

3.40pm – 4pm

My Community, My Library: Community led design of Libarries / Belinda Douglas, Fulton Trotter Architects

4pm – 4.20pm

Logan City Council Libraries Hive coworking spaces / Annette Turner, Logan City Council Libraries

4.20pm – 4.30pm

QPLA Preseident closing address