WA NTEU to host forum on the Future for Libraries
Is there a future for Libraries and Library Staff?
NTEU WA Division hosts discussion forum
Friday June 8, 1pm - 4.30pm, Curtin University Bentley - University Club Room 104.101
Innovative Tasmanian librarian Garry Conroy-Cooper will be the keynote speaker at an upcoming forum organised by the WA Division of the NTEU, themed: ‘Is there a future for libraries and library staff?’ The forum will take place on Friday June 8 from 1pm-4.30pm at Curtin University, Bentley in the University Club Room (104.101). All staff at WA academic and non-academic libraries are invited to attend, and the forum is open to anyone with an interest in the future of libraries.
There will be two main sessions at the forum, which will include panels of speakers followed by interactive Q&A discussions. Refreshments will also be provided. The sessions will focus on:
1) The future for libraries in Australia;
2) The future for staff in academic libraries.
Garry Conroy-Cooper, the Launceston Manager of Tasmania’s state-wide library network LINC, has a wealth of knowledge in libraries, learning, information and literacy, and has extensive experience in the public and private sectors. Garry believes literacy underpins lifelong learning and argues that the library and information profession must become embedded in the ‘decade of literacy’ that is emerging in Australia.
This event is organised by the NTEU's WA Library Network. More panellists and details for the forum will follow. To register your interest in attending or to find our more information please email Amy Talbot on email@example.com or phone her on 0437 225 128.