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From leisurely posts to urgent Tweets: what can we learn from using social media in an emergency

National 2014 Conference paper.
This conference paper explores how public library social media provides a trustworthy community forum. It can be used not only to inform audiences of library activities and services, but also provide libraries with tools to embed themselves further within their region and deepen their understanding of local needs. It can offer another place to harvest, disseminate and archive locally significant information and stories thus contributing to positive experiences and participation in community life.

Enhancing online learning: public libraries supporting student engagement and success

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

This conference paper discusses a pilot program which was run between August 2012 and February 2013, by Open UniversitiesAustralia (OUA) and four public libraries in regional areas of NSW. These libraries were promoted to OUA students (all studying online) as places where they could access high speed internet, modern computers, journal databases, inter-library loans, as well as encouragement and support from library staff.

Evaluation of University of Queensland library spaces: three case studies at St Lucia campus

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger
This conference presentation reports on an evaluation study of spaces in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSHL), Biological Sciences (BSL) and Walter Harrison Law (WHLL) Libraries of the University of Queensland (UQ). The study was part of an evaluation of the quality and patterns of use of spaces in UQ libraries, which aimed to propose recommendations for future improvements and decision-making.

Evaluation of University of Queensland library spaces: three case studies at St Lucia campus

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

This conference paper reports on an evaluation study of spaces in the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSHL), Biological Sciences (BSL) and Walter Harrison Law (WHLL) Libraries of the University of Queensland (UQ). The study was part of an evaluation of the quality and patterns of use of spaces in UQ libraries, which aimed to propose recommendations for future improvements and decision-making.

Adventures in collaboration: library and information workers as 'Master Builders' of knowledge

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger
This conference presentation reveals how, through working with the mechanisms and tools outlined, in addition to learning from achievements and failures in the examples provided, can contribute to: capacity building, knowledge transfer and succession planning.

Adventures in collaboration: library and information workers as 'Master Builders' of knowledge

ALIA National 2014 Conference, 15-19 September 2014 Melbourne : together we are stronger

This conference paper reveals how, through working with the mechanisms and tools outlined, in addition to learning from achievements and failures in the examples provided, can contribute to: capacity building, knowledge transfer and succession planning.

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