VALA2016 Proceedings

 

The VALA2016 18th Biennial Conference and Exhibition was held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia from 9 - 11 February 2016. 

The following papers were presented at VALA2016. See also the VALA2016 Program.

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IT Futures

VALA2016 CONCURRENT SESSION 18: IT Futures
Thursday 11 February 2016, 14:45 - 15:15
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2016-proceedings/vala2016-session-18-mclean

Michelle McLean

Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation

Tania Barry

Hume Libraries

Felicity Gilbert

Yarra Plenty Regional Library

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Abstract

Nowadays, technology plays a significant part in the delivery of library programs and services. For some libraries, the use of technology is commonplace, finding innovative ways to incorporate technology, leading the way in enhancing user experience. Others, however, struggle to find a way to incorporate technology into new or existing programs and services, facing barriers such as costs, resources and staff knowledge.  This session will work as part presentation, part workshop with the expectation that attendees will participate in the majority of the session, with discussion and feedback. The session will comprise three parts.

 

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Karen Lauritsen
Karen Lauritsen

Inspiring Creative Partnerships Through Improv

VALA2016 PLENARY SESSION 6
Thursday 11 February 2016, 16:20 - 17:30
Persistent URL: http://www.vala.org.au/vala2016-proceedings/vala2016-plenary-6-lauritsen

Karen Lauritsen

Orfalea College of Business, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

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Abstract

It’s easy to miss opportunities in the moment when you're obsessing about the future. In libraries, just as in life, the future is mysterious. Effective improvisers know how to focus on the now, and we're all improvisers by nature of being human. If we inspire improvisation and play among ourselves and our users, libraries can be agile, entrepreneurial organizations that drive powerful partnerships. But to do so means we must listen deeply, be empathetic and embrace the unknown.

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