Future trends

The future of libraries [slides]

National Library and Information Technicians' Symposium, 13-15 November 2019 Melbourne: Discover, Diversify, Dive In
 
This presentation (PowerPoint slides) accompanied the session on the ALIA Future of the Profession report, which was originally launched in 2013.
 
Session description: The Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) set out to investigate the big questions about our future:

Continuity and change: library technicians, past, present and future [slides]

National Library and Information Technicians' Symposium, 13-15 November 2019 Melbourne: Discover, Diversify, Dive In
 
This presentation (PowerPoint slides) accompanied the keynote address which looked back over the last 50 years of education for library technicians in Australia and explored the questions of ‘Why?’, ‘How?' and ‘Who? of the development of library technicians as an identifiable group within the library industry.
 

Job redesign: building staff capabilities for libraries of the future [slides]

Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018, 30 July - 2 August 2018 Gold Coast: Roar Leap Dare
 
This conference presentation (PowerPoint slides) supports the paper which shares the experience of ongoing job redesign efforts by the Public Libraries of the National Library Board Singapore (NLB).
 
The impetus for job redesign arises from the need to build a responsive future ready workforce, competent in both functional and professional skills to deliver the Smart Libraries of the Future. NLB’s aim is to develop a future ready work force through:

Job redesign: building staff capabilities for libraries of the future

Asia-Pacific Library and Information Conference 2018, 30 July - 2 August 2018 Gold Coast: Roar Leap Dare
 
This conference paper shares the experience of ongoing job redesign efforts by the Public Libraries of the National Library Board Singapore (NLB).
 
The impetus for job redesign arises from the need to build a responsive future ready workforce, competent in both functional and professional skills to deliver the Smart Libraries of the Future. NLB’s aim is to develop a future ready work force through:
 

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