ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger
This conference presentation draws upon a recent study (Bland, Hughes & Willis, 2013). After a brief literature review, it outlines the research design (qualitative case study, semi-structured interviews, and grounded theory analysis).
Findings of this study support successful (re)designing of public, academic and school libraries that respond to users’ changing information and learning needs. While library contexts vary, the same principles of stakeholder collaboration and community connection apply. The findings are of potential interest to teacher-librarians, school principals, education authorities, information professionals and library managers, to guide innovative user-centred library planning and resourcing.