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Connecting with the LGBT+ community: diversity and inclusion at the City of Gold Coast Libraries [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 talk from City of Gold Coast Libraries which created an LGBT+ Collection for LGBTIQAP+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer, Asexual, Pansexual and other identities) community members. The collection is a handpicked selection of new and recommended resources and includes print, multimedia and digital items driven by feedback and suggestions from our members.
 

Community engagement: the key to improving digital literacy in rural and regional areas of Tasmania [slides]

ALIA Information Online 2019 Conference, 11-15 February 2019 Sydney: Infinite Possibilities
 
This presentation (PowerPoint slides) supported a talk on Libraries Tasmania's strategy to improve digital literacy skills in disadvantaged rural and regional areas of the state.

 

Developing literacies of the future through partnerships with Western Sydney University Library [slides]

ALIA Information Online 2019 Conference, 11-15 February 2019 Sydney: Infinite Possibilities
 
This presentation (PowerPoint slides) supported a talk discussing a university library project which sought to develop internal and external partnerships to support literacy skills.

 

United Nations Declaration of Human Rights: activities for conversation classes

Exercises for conversation classes in public libraries.
 
The 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is being celebrated around the world this year and there will be special events at the National Library of Australia and several State Libraries on 10 December 2018, in partnership with the UN Association of Australia.
 

Choose your own Greeters Program adventure [video]

ALIA New Librarians' Symposium 9 (NLS9), 5-7 July 2019 Adelaide: collaborate deviate innovate
 
Recording (MP4 audiovisual) of lightning talk on a new volunteer Greeters Program, launched in 2018, which has transformed the State Library of Victoria visitor experience and is making a significant contribution to strategic goals of removing barriers, being open and inviting and placing people at the heart of everything we do. The Greeters Program consciously aimed to recruit volunteers that mirror the demographics of visitors to the library. 

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