VALA2022 Online Session 16 Thorpe

Co-creating the library as a learning organisation; a shared partnership model


Thursday 16 June 2022, 12:30 – 13:00

Clare Thorpe
  • Director, Library Services
  • Southern Cross University

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Library and information services are well positioned to become high-performing, productive learning organisations, building on their commitment to innovation and continuous service improvement. Innovating to overcome barriers to services and meet community expectations is crucial in the current pandemic environment. GLAM sector organisations require individuals and teams who can develop new skills quickly and flexibly adapt work practices. Beyond the pandemic, creating a working environment that encourages real transformative professional development at work will foster a generation of information professionals who are curious, confident, connected and collaborative.


Clare Thorpe is an award-winning library leader, evidence-based research-practitioner, and board director. She has worked in academic and state libraries since 2001. Clare is the Director, Library Services at Southern Cross University and currently serves as a Director of the Australian Library and Information Association Board.

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