Apps alive at the library!

ZeroBlink_Team-v2User information-seeking habits are changing and the community is demonstrating an increasing reliance on mobile devices for information seeking. The QPLA 2015 Partners in Time Conference is delighted to welcome Lloyd and Tyson Young from creative digital agency Zero Blink to the conference in October.

Zero Blink craft engaging, content rich mobile apps and motion graphics.  Collaborating closely with their clients, the team create beautiful, interactive media that captivate audiences on screens large and small.

Join them at their session “Apps alive! Bring your library collection to life’” to learn how providing access to library resources on mobile devices can bring libraries into the future.  Discover what’s required to turn ‘good ideas’ into great apps as Zero Blink bust myths, share ideas and inspire delegates with examples of what’s possible beyond the catalogue app.

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Bursary Recipients Announced

The QPLA executive are pleased to announce the successful recipients of the professional development bursaries:

South West Region – Tammy Hickey – Paroo Shire Council

Central Region – Alana Read – Rockhampton Regional Council

South East Region – Aaron Radford – Logan City Council

Northern Region – no applications received

Thank you to all who applied for the bursary that included full conference registration plus travel costs and accommodation of up to $1,250.

Partnering for change: It all starts with staff engagement

pamryanPam Ryan is Director, Collections and Technology, at Edmonton Public Library.  She is responsible for a portfolio that includes the Collection Management and Access Division, the IT Services Division and the Web Services and Digital Literacy Initiatives Division, and was part of the team that led EPL’s successful journey to becoming a learning organisation.

Pam will deliver a keynote at the conference on how employee engagement can increase staff performance and customer satisfaction by creating a learning community within your library service teams, and motivating staff to lead from any position.

Go to our Conference Program page for more details.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find out what it means to you!

MEB_photo_lgWords like ‘information’ and ‘research’ no longer connote the high level of value that libraries and librarians offer to their clients. Leading Library Professional and ‘InfoEntrepreneur’, Mary Ellen Bates will deliver a keynote at the QPLA 2015 Partners in Time Conference to share with us how to effectively and memorably communicate the strategic value that info pros provide.

Mary Ellen Bates is widely known as a leading business analyst, consultant and librarian. She has written seven books, hundreds of articles and white papers, and has provided expert comment on research topics to many media outlets including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Business Week, Forbes, National Public Radio, Wired, Computerworld and more.

Don’t miss Mary Ellen’s keynote address – go to our Conference Program page for more details.

Draft Program available now!

The draft program is now available on the Conference Program page. As you will see, it is a jam-packed two and a half days of keynotes, concurrent sessions, forums and networking opportunities.

Don’t miss out on what will surely be a fantastic injection to your professional development. Go to our Registration page to either download a print version of the registration form or follow the provided links to register online using PayPal.

Early Bird registration ends Monday 14 September 2015.

Sponsorship and Exhibition proposal available

Participating as a sponsor and/or exhibitor at the 2015 QPLA Conference can take you straight to your target market and demonstrate your level of support and commitment to the public library service.

Visit the Sponsorship and Exhibition Proposal page for more information and to download the application form.