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Debbie Roxburgh - Lightning: Content Curation – Managing The Flood Of Information

We live in a world where the quantity of information is growing exponentially. To quote Mitch Kapor; “Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant”. One solution is content curation; the ongoing finding and sharing of relevant digital and non-digital content on a specific topic for a specific audience. To help students and staff navigate the wealth of information that is available to them, school librarians are currently exploring a range of strategies to find, organise and share the best and most relevant content.

Marisa King - Lightning: The Use of Webinar Technology to Enhance A Library's Information Literacy Programme

The New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) provides a library and information service to over 33,000 members across New Zealand and around the world. Because NZICA members are geographically dispersed, providing effective information literacy training to library users has posed a challenge. Recently the library has experimented with webinar (short for “web-based seminar”) technology to teach NZICA members how to search for and request items in the online catalogue. It has also provided an opportunity to promote other library services.

Karen Schneider - Workshop: Frame That Change!

Have you ever tried to implement change at your workplace, only to encounter mysterious roadblocks? Understanding the frames of reference people bring to any situation is a vital strategy for success. Using real-world examples (some provided by you!), we will “reframe” situations to tease out the opportunities for pushing change forward.

Franco Vaccarino and Margie Comrie - Prisoner Rehabilitation and Public Libraries

Many public libraries have strong links with prison libraries, supporting rehabilitation and integration programmes. However, in Whanganui, the district library has entered into a highly unusual partnership with the local prison where prisoners from the self care unit regularly visit the library. This presentation begins with a brief background to the links between prisons and libraries and then goes on to report on interviews with the prisoners in the Whanganui Prison’s self care unit.

Tasneem Mohammed and Richard Misilei - South Auckland Libraries - Connecting with Southside Youth

A key priority for Auckland is to focus on becoming a city that puts children and young people first. The new Auckland Plan is the strategy for making Auckland “the worlds most liveable city” The Southern Initiative’ is a significant part of this plan. It focuses on an area in South Auckland with high social needs and significant economic opportunities. The magnitude and scale of under-achievement in education, high rates of unemployment and health inequalities make this an area for national attention.

Melanie Brebner and Stephanie Reid - One Model, Two Disciplines: The Implementation of a University LIbrary Information Literacy Programme Across Two Different Subject Areas

This paper discusses the implementation of an embedded Information Literacy (IL) programme at two University of Auckland specialist libraries. The libraries support research and learning in different subject areas: the Davis Law Library supports learning and research in the Law Faculty, while the Fine Arts Library supports the Elam School of Fine Arts and the Art History department. For various reasons, the implementation process has been more successful in Law than in Fine Arts.

Paul Hayton - 'There's An "app" Attitude For That' - The Powerhouse Way!

By strategically adopting values including openness and engagement through experimentation the Powerhouse Museum has embraced opportunities for meaningful online dialogue with their customers and the wider online community. This paper examines the innovative efforts of the museums Digital, Social & Emerging Technologies team in support of these values and identifies a number of success factors and lessons learned by staff along the way.

Allen McKiel, Rebecca Dixon and Vinesh Vicna - Global Student E-book Survey: Comparing 2008 and 2011 Trends and Perceptions

This interactive presentation will include a discussion on ebrary’s two Global Student E-book Surveys held in 2008 and 2011 respectively, and will review where e-book trends have changed or remained the same over the last three to four years. The global survey, performed in the autumn of 2011, mirrored the original survey that was designed in 2008 by librarians around the world. The 2008 survey had over 6,400 student responses, whilst the 2011 survey over 6,600 responses. Key findings from the 2011 study will be compared and contrasted to the original survey in 2008.

Paula Eskett - Beyond the Stereotype - School Libraries Creating Engagement with Mobile Devices and Play

"Library and school" should go together like "fish and chips", yet so often the secondary school library is the LAST place any self-respecting student will want to be seen. Things are a little different at Riccarton High School in Christchurch. We share our joint-use Library with Christchurch City Libraries and offer a modern, purpose built library to our 1,000 students and the wider community of 30,000. It's a library teenagers choose to visit both during the school day and often in their leisure time too.

Tim Darlington, Julia Old and Jennie Woodfield - Evaluation, Selection and Implementation of a Web-Scale Discovery Service: Lessons Learned and Challenges for the Future

Web-scale discovery services are fast-evolving and a popular way to quickly and easily bring together diverse sources of information on a topic. In August 2010 Massey University Library established a team to comprehensively evaluate 4 webscale discovery services. After a rigorous process, one product was selected and implemented by July 2011. Feedback has been gathered, and a review of the product and its impact upon other Library services and products began in November 2011.


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