Next-Generation Libraries

Venue: Rydges, Melbourne

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Event Date/Time: Aug 07, 2012
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Next-Generation Libraries
A toolkit for the changing culture of reading

One day interactive study group with Workshops
7-8 August 2012
Rydges, Melbourne

Next-generation libraries and corporate information centres

Libraries and corporate information centres are facing many new challenges as technology changes and the need for electronic resources increases. With the emergence of interactive social networking tools such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, blogs and wikis and new trends in mobile technology, it has become vital to remain up-to-date not only in their practical fields but also with new technologies to provide services in the most effective and accessible way possible.
Moreover, with the growth in use of internet, there is an ever growing need for library professionals to be proactive in order to add value to information and promote their services amongst current and potential clients.

This two-day study group will provide an interactive environment in which to explore some of the most popular and innovative tools and techniques associated with libraries and new ways information can be stored, accessed and repurposed. Through a unique combination of discussion, interactive elements and group exercises, delegates will discover how these technologies can be successfully implemented and utilised within their organisation.

You will explore the following challenges:

* Applying interactive social media tools
* practical implementations of open source technologies
* The impact of eBooks and mobiles technologies
* Effectively engaging with stakeholders to add value and provide the
most relevant information
* Working with limited resources
* Promoting library services to increase the usage of library services
* Leadership gaps- disciples where librarians should be demonstrating
leadership and how to practically take on those roles
* Marketing library skills in job searches for non-traditional
* Preparing for future libraries – staffing, skills, services

For more information or to request a brochure please contact Ark Group Australia on or call +61 1300 550 662
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