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Finding your way: design thinking as an approach to problem solving

ALIA Information Online 2015 Conference, 2-5 February Sydney : at the edge

This conference paper discusses using Design Thinking (DT) as an innovative way to approach the issues that arise with varied and changing situations currently facing libraries. DT draws on discourse from a range of disciplines to provide a methodological framework for user-centred problem solving (Dorst, 2011).

Employers and educators work together to give today's graduates tomorrow's skills

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

the first part of this conference presentation focuses on the broader national education agenda and industry engagement. Across Australia and internationally, universities are collaborating with business and industry to ensure their graduates develop the knowledge, skills and qualities that are relevant to the workplace. In this context, 

Guided inquiry under the microscope

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

This conference presentation explains how an action research project will be carried out on the Year 11 historical investigation at Loreto Kirribilli, using guided inquiry as the vehicle for student inquiry as well as the collection of data. This presentaiton will be an initial analysis of the success or otherwise of guided inquiry as a means of ensuring deep learning in students.

Two new grads share their mundane but successful learning journey

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

This conference presentation covers a 10 point action plan which has been used to progress careers despite the demands of family situations. Many graduates share similar back-stories, and the goal is to offer effective advice on progressing your career in the library industry without risking your relationships, your sanity, or your credit rating.  

 

Community technology: giving public library users access to specialist hardware and software

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

This conference presentation outlines the reasons behind the creation of this particular strategy and the means by which the relevant technology was chosen, funded, purchased and implemented.  This will include the administration of an online survey, which sought both staff and library users input.

 

Archiving the 2013 Australian federal election

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

This conference presentation discusses how the National Library of Australia and its participant agencies built the largest collection of online Australian election material to date in 2013. The election was notable in a number of ways, the new platforms being used to disseminate a political message, the amount of material that was produced and how much of this we could and could not collect.

The British Library in a globalised world

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

During this conference presentation, Roly Keating considers the role of the British Library as a national library on the international stage. 

He reflects on the changing nature of the Library’s services as it adapts to the evolving needs of its users, both at home and abroad.  A number of innovative partnerships have been developed, particularly to enable parts of the Library’s collection to be shared online, drawing in new audiences. 

 

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