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Public Libraries SA Awards 2016
November 18, 2016 @ 8:45 am - 3:05 pm
The November 18 PLSA AGM, Quarterly Meeting and Awards presentations provides an exceptional opportunity to recognise the achievements of SA Public Libraries.
Registrations open at 8.45am prior to the event commencing at 9.00am, with the meeting to close at 3.00pm. .
The agenda for the meeting is as follows:
|8.45am – 9.00am||Registration|
|9.00am – 9.10am||Welcome, introduction and housekeeping – Lynn Spurling, President Public Libraries SA|
|9.10am – 9.35am||Public Libraries SA 2016 Annual General Meeting|
|9.35am – 9.40am||PLSA 2017 Conference update|
|9.40am – 10.00am||Public Library Services – Geoff Strempel|
|10.00am – 10.30am||Presentation of inaugural PLSA Award|
|10.30am – 11.00am||Morning tea|
|11.00am – 12.00 noon||Guest speaker, Dr Matt Finch, 2016 Creative in Residence, State Library of Queensland
Matt Finch writes and makes fun things for people to do in public places: festivals, special events, workshops, and games. He writes the weekly newsletter Marvellous, Electrical and works as a consultant for institutions, publishers, and media productions
|12.00 noon – 1.00pm||Lunch|
|1.00pm – 2.30pm||Presentation of the Jim Crawford Award|
|2.30pm – 3.00pm||Presentation by the 2014 Rod East Award winner Jo Kaeding, Programs Team Leader, Library and Customer Service, Adelaide Hills Council|
|3.00pm – 3.05pm||Conclusion|
Free Reign In The Kingdom of Happiness – Matt Finch, guest speaker.
What are libraries trying to achieve? What’s helping them, and what’s getting in their way? Do we need to innovate or return to the core missions of the past?
Research from Queensland University of Technology shows that limited awareness of libraries’ positive impact can keep governments from investing more resources and giving libraries the free reign they need to thrive. Strategies to overcome this challenge include gaining freedom in communication, using innovative methods to circumvent red tape, and acquiring resources locally.
State Library of Queensland’s Creative in Residence Matt Finch shares some stories from the Sunshine State, exploring past, present, and future – from pirates on the Brisbane River to zombies in Rockhampton and playgrounds that extend from the physical world to the digital.
Parking and Public Transport
The Adelaide Pavilion has on-site complimentary car parking – 80 parking bays, subject to availability.
The Adelaide Pavilion is adjacent to tram stop 3 (corner South Terrace & Peacock Road) and is serviced by bus route 200. There is security located at the bus stop at peak times and you are then only a one-minute walk away from The Adelaide Pavilion.
Before 9.00am and after 5.00pm daily you will find ample parking in the surrounding perimeter of the Adelaide Pavilion (South Terrace and Peacock Road).
The Public Libraries SA Awards
The presentation of the Jim Crawford Award for innovation in libraries, followed by the presentation of the Rod East Memorial Fellowship, to be held on Friday 18th November 2016 at The Pavilion in the Veale Gardens.
The Award presentations will be preceded by guest speaker, Dr Matt Finch, currently the 2016 Creative in Residence at State Library of Queensland. Matt Finch writes and makes fun things for people to do in public places: festivals, special events, workshops, and games. He writes the weekly newsletter Marvellous, Electrical and works as a consultant for institutions, publishers, and media productions.
Join us for morning tea at 10.30am, prior to hearing our guest speaker then sharing the presentations and lunch, with the formalities to conclude at 3.00pm.
The Jim Crawford Award for 2016 (valued at $10,000) will be presented to individuals or groups working in, or associated with, public libraries eligible for funding from the Libraries Board of South Australia. It is dedicated to Jim Crawford, Chairman of the Libraries Board of South Australia from 1977 until 1987 and, prior to that, a member of the Libraries Board from 1972 to 1976. The intention of the award is to reward those people making a significant contribution to South Australia’s public libraries and to encourage and drive further innovation.
Immediately after the presentation of the Crawford Award, there will be a presentation by the 2014 Rod East Award winner Jo Kaeding, Programs Team Leader, Library and Customer Service, Adelaide Hills Council. The Rod East Fellowship is awarded in recognition of the very significant contribution made to the Librarianship Profession by Rod East who was Chief Librarian at the City of Noarlunga from 1981 to 1986. Under his leadership, Noarlunga Library became the first joint-use library in South Australia. The Fellowship enables a person involved in the South Australian library field to undertake a program of research either in Australia or overseas by providing a grant of (up to) $5000 to cover costs associated with a relevant study or research program.
The presentation of these awards provides an opportunity for staff and volunteers working in libraries to profile and celebrate the value of libraries in our communities as well as to highlight the professionalism with which library services are delivered across South Australia.
Harriet Winchester was the successful recipient in 2012 and Jo Kaeding was successful in 2014.
THE 2012 ROD EAST MEMORIAL FELLOWSHIP PAPER (5Mb,PDF)
German libraries and the Third Place: creating community relevancy in the era of the e-book – lessons for South Australia
by Harriet Winchester