Partnering for Success: PLSA Conference 2011Audio of the presentations

Following on from the PLSA Conference 2011 Partnering for Success please find below the audio recordings from the sessions. Please note that where there are more than one speaker per recording we have tagged where the speakers start so that you can skip straight to that spot on the recording if you would like to. You will see a black dot on the progress bar of the player, just click on the relevant black dot to skip to that speaker. You can hover your mouse over these dots to see which speaker it is.
Running slides.pdf (521 kb)

(Photos of the conference are available here.)

1. From transaction to transformation (Nicky Parker, Head of Transformation, Manchester City Council, UK)

Nicky reflects on the improvement journey undertaken by the public library service in the City of Manchester in North West England. It’s a rollercoaster ride through the key elements of transforming an urban library authority. Will it be a happy ending?
Nicky Parker opening.pdf (8721 kb)

2. Libraries in an ageing world (Emeritus Professor Anne Edwards AO)

Anne’s presentation considers the role of libraries in Community Development and within the wider community. She discusses innovative ways in which libraries can support positive ageing both as real places and as virtual places through online engagement particularly with the older age group.

3. Living with uncertainty – the Bookends Scenarios for the future of public libraries in 2030 (Oliver Freeman, Managing Director, Neville Freeman Agency Pty Ltd)

Oliver’s stimulating and challenging presentation addresses the following: embracing uncertainty;
interrogating the future; the drivers of change; the Bookends scenarios; strategic domains; from scenarios to strategy; what’s happened 2010 -2011; seven challenges for libraries.
Oliver Freeman.pdf (1525 kb)

4. Beyond Co-location to Convergence: The Albury Library Museum experience (Carina Clement, Libraries and Museum Team Leader, Albury City, NSW)

This presentation charts the evolution of Albury City’s cultural convergence experience, from research and planning to implementation, evaluation and the subsequent changes.
Beyond Co-location to Convergence .pdf (17539 kb)

5. The Grove: a great place to grow (Anne Banks-McAllister, Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Peppermint Grove)

When taking up her new role as CEO, Anne also took on the role of Project Coordinator for a new $18.5m building on behalf of three local governments. The Grove Precinct is WA’s first public building to incorporate leading environmentally sustainable design features and includes a new library, community centre and Shire offices. Anne talks about the thrill (and challenges) of being
involved in this innovative building that aims to create a community space where people can grow through learning, living and leading.
Anne Banks-McAllister.pdf (9534 kb)

6. Strategic Partnerships: Tools for Expanding Community Outreach (Anne Petch, Director Funding Partnerships Australia Pty Ltd)

Anne discusses the politics of funding, preparation of the business case that determines whether your grant application is successful or not, leverage as a tool for building community capacity, building trust, and the process for generating ongoing revenue.
Anne Petch.pdf (1331 kb)

7. Engaging with Book Readers in the Web 2.0 Era – Leveraging Social Media, Mobile Devices and Ebooks (Clayton Wehner, Director, Boomerang Books/Booku online bookstores)

In this session, online bookseller and eBook advocate Clayton Wehner updates you on the latest book technologies and provides you with some avenues for leveraging the digital revolution.
Clayton Wehner.pdf (5067 kb)

8. Mobile, social and digital collections (Sebastian Chan, Manager Web Services, Digital Multimedia, Powerhouse Museum)

This presentation covers some of the initiatives that the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney has been developing for opening up broad scale access to collections online and across multiple platforms, and looks at how this has begun to change the organisational DNA.

9. Flower Power 2012 (Sue McKerracher, Director, The Library Agency)

Australian libraries have developed their own brand of Flower Power for 2012 – the National Year of Reading. It’s a campaign that has been driven by the passion and commitment of library professionals, and extended through a network of partnerships. Find out how it’s been done on a national scale and how you can work the same sort of magic locally.

10. The transformational nature of the NBN (Steve Harrison Director Business and Economic Development City of Prospect)

For the past three years Steve has created and delivered a Strategic Economic Plan for the City of Prospect and one of the world’s first Digital Economy Strategies. Delivering key aspects of the Digital Economy Strategy that has created strong demand from the local private sector and residents for optical fibre was a key driver in NBN Co announcing City of Prospect as a Stage Two roll out site. Pilot digital economy engagement programs run in Prospect are already proving that this 21st century infrastructure technology will change the way we live work and engage.

11. Partnerships for Literacy (Panellists: Lisa Atwell, Opal Council Manager, City of Playford; Jessica Moser, Learning for Life Worker – Port Adelaide Enfield, The Smith Family Jos Hensing, Financial Counsellor, Uniting Care Wesley;)

The SA Adult Literacy Action Plan, ‘Secret Codes: making literacy everybody’s business’ outlines 10 elements of a multi-literacy framework that underpins community learning. The panel will discuss possible partnerships to enable libraries to play a role in at least three of these – functional literacy, financial literacy and health literacy.
Lisa Atwell.pdf (410 kb)
Panel session Jessica Moser.pdf (461 kb)
Jos Hensing.pdf (229 kb)

12. Ordinary people doing extraordinary things (Nicky Parker, Head of Transformation, Manchester City Council, UK) (Coming soon…)

Nicky will close the conference with some thoughts on future library leadership. Doing things right, or doing the right things?
Nicky Parker closing.pdf (3496 kb)