- Reference at the Metcalfe 2015
NSW Reference and Information Services Group in partnership with Public Library Services, State Library of NSW
9.45 Welcome and housekeeping
10.00 - 11.00 Alison Macrina from Massachusetts. Privacy in browsing, being aware about how much information is being shared, what people are agreeing to - user education elements, and what staff should know about
11 - 11.15 Terms of Service [Al Jazeera America] - relevant information about privacy
11.15 - 12.00 What are the reference skills needed to work in a public library now, and to be ready for whatever happens in the future? John Taggart from Manly will discuss what does the skill set look like - including those put forward by Meredith Farkas. Participants in the seminar will be involved in this discussion.
12.00 - 1.00 lunch - provided by the State Library of NSW
1.00 - 1.45 How does your catalogue help you? What can be done to make more resources more findable? Martin Boyce from Sutherland will share some ideas and examples. @boycetrus
1.45 - 2.00 The State Library hosted a seminar on Maker spaces 6 May. What are the implications of these for information services? How can you connect making and information? What are the implications of being able to provide a 3D printout as part of the answer to a reference or information question? Jennifer Wilson will explore these ideas.
2.00 - 2.40No more desk. From Lisa Greenwood Taree and Shiralee Franks from Tamworth will talk about how going deskless changed their information service delivery. This will be a timely follow on from sessions in previous years on roving services.
- 2.40 - 3.30 10 slides in 5 minutes session - your opportunity to find out what is happening in libraries across NSW
Michelle Goldsmith From Wyong, Belynda Jaeger from Gosford, Neera Sahni from Parramatta and Ross Balharrie from NSW.net.
- Getting ready for the day
- Alison Macrina from Library Freedom Project