Public libraries

ALIA submission in response to the Productivity Commission issues paper ‘The Social and Economic Benefits of Improving Mental Health’, April 2019

Public libraries across Australia provide and facilitate invaluable, community-focused workshops and programs for people with, or at risk of developing, mental ill-health. We provide information, raise awareness and aim to help remove any stigma from mental health issues.

Collaborative innovation: Australia's National edeposit network (NED) [poster]

Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018, 30 July - 2 August 2018 Gold Coast: Roar Leap Dare
 
This conference poster presentation charts the collaborative journey of Australia’s nine national, state and territory libraries to address how libraries collect, describe, preserve, store and make available digital publications through the National edeposit networking (NED). 
 

Job redesign: building staff capabilities for libraries of the future [slides]

Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018, 30 July - 2 August 2018 Gold Coast: Roar Leap Dare
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) supports the paper which shares the experience of ongoing job redesign efforts by the Public Libraries of the National Library Board Singapore (NLB).
 
The impetus for job redesign arises from the need to build a responsive future ready workforce, competent in both functional and professional skills to deliver the Smart Libraries of the Future. NLB’s aim is to develop a future ready work force through:

Job redesign: building staff capabilities for libraries of the future

Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018, 30 July - 2 August 2018 Gold Coast: Roar Leap Dare
 
This conference paper shares the experience of ongoing job redesign efforts by the Public Libraries of the National Library Board Singapore (NLB).
 
The impetus for job redesign arises from the need to build a responsive future ready workforce, competent in both functional and professional skills to deliver the Smart Libraries of the Future. NLB’s aim is to develop a future ready work force through:
 

Leaping into the unknown: adapting to a multi-storey, seven day a week, ‘destination’ library [slides]

Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018, 30 July - 2 August 2018 Gold Coast: Roar Leap Dare
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) accompanied the talk on how City of Perth Library reframed old ways of thinking, processes and procedures, and used up to date and fit for purpose systems to help staff adjust and adapt to a new way of working across multiple levels and over 7 days a week.
 

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