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Strategic thinking and action for the 21st century information professional [slides]

ALIA Information Online 2017 Conference, 13-17 February 2017 Sydney: Data Information Knowledge
 
This conference workshop (PowerPoint slides) critiques the recent planning practices in information organizations, such as libraries, outlines methods for integrating strategic thinking and action into the daily work, argues the important role of budgets, staffing and organization in creating a strategic culture, and advances the value of applying strategic thinking and action to individual career and professional advancement.

Turning dead space into "ThinkSpace"

ALIA Information Online 2017 Conference, 13-17 February 2017 Sydney: Data Information Knowledge
 
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Introduction and Context:
 
The University of Sydney Library launched the inaugural ThinkSpace in early 2016. By attending this presentation you will be taken on a journey from dead space to ThinkSpace, outlining the strategic thinking, challenges and successes in prototyping this new concept.
 
The Challenge:
 

Create, play, learn: Setting up a small maker space in a public library

ALIA Information Online 2017 Conference, 13-17 February 2017 Sydney: Data Information Knowledge
 
Abstract:
 
Introduction:
 
Call it what you will, Maker Space, Hacker Space, Creative Space the movement in public libraries to be more than just purveyors of books and literacy has grown considerably over the past few years with Creative Spaces in all shapes and forms opening across the country.
 
From high tech labs to knitting circles the desire to unlock creativity and to share this with other people is strong within our communities

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