There’s heaps of good stuff for tertiary librarians at this year’s conference. On Monday, we have Simon Hart and Charlotte Brown talking about the Cephalonia method of library instruction. Usually the phrase “library instruction” makes me cringe, but Cephalonia sounds very student-centred and I am keen to learn more.
Monday afternoon also sees Terri Elder discussing the process of developing a sculpture trail in the University of Canterbury Library. It seems like there is a growing trend for University art collections to come under the care of the library. It will be interesting to hear Terri’s ideas on how these collections can be used in teaching and learning.
Tuesday’s B stream is a triple-treat-star-set, featuring sessions on library services for distance learners and faculty-library publishing partnerships. The icing in the middle is Deborah Fitchett’s unconference style workshop on making allies to support your innovation. While Deborah works in an academic library, this workshop is bound to relevant to lots of you out there. I heard there may even be whistles. If you still can’t get enough of unconferency stuff , take part in What would you do? brought to you by CPIT Library’s lovely Elizabeth Whyte and this guy. It’s going to be cool.
Succession planning is an issue for all library sectors, and on Wednesday there are two very promising sounding papers on developing potential library leaders.
This is just a small sample of the sessions that tertiary librarians may want to attend. There’s much more content in the programme like RFID, the very early TelSIG meeting, Maori subject headings, the keynotes, the unconference in SOL Square. Oh I could go on and on.