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QPLA 2019 Conference: Metamorphosis program


Wednesday 11 September

State Library of Queensland Masterclass: Advocacy for Public Libraries


Thursday 12 September

Suzie Lightfoot – Be seen. Be heard. Be noticed. Building a personal brand in today’s competitive and changing environment

Dr Amantha Imber – Innovation Survivor: how to outthink, outsmart and outlast your competitors. Science based strategies to reinvent the way you work and help your organisation become innovators

Edward Luca – Design thinking & library centred design

Year of Indigenous Languages 2019/Very Hungry Caterpillar Yuwibara Translation project – Louise Denoon, State Library of Queensland and Kimberley Lehto-Head, Mackay Regional Council Libraries

Removing barriers and enhancing user experiences – Nicole Hunt, Mackay Regional Council Libraries

Libraries are changing: diversification, collaboration and sustainability – Angela Hays and Kimberley Lehto-Head, Mackay Regional Council Libraries

Moreton Bay Region Libraries Backstage Pass – Kerry Griffith, Moreton Bay Region Libraries – Notes | Images

First 5 Forever: Sharing the market research – Laura Landmann, State Library of Queensland

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

Virtual Reality and games based learning in a public library environment – Stephen Harris, Bundaberg Regional Libraries


Friday 13 September

Ton van Vlimmeren – An International Perspective

The marathon after the sprint: lessons learned in library disaster recovery –

Shan Boller, Townsville City Libraries
Felicia Long, Gympie Regional Libraries

Panel Session – Understanding the impact of broad social issues on library staff – John Mendonza, Marion Wands, Cherie Miller, Kimberley Lehto-Head

It always seems impossible until it is done: the Noosaville library refurbishment project – Jane Harding, Noosa Library Service

Digital access pilot project – Janelle Parrott and 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 and Donna Kellion, Mackay Regional Council Libraries

Logan City Council Libraries Hive Coworking Spaces – Leo Clayton, Logan City Council Libraries

My community, my library: Community led design of libraries – Paul Trotter presented for Belinda Douglas, Fulton Trotter Architects

Ana Brzezinska – 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