Libraries are no longer book temples with hushed halls. They are increasingly vibrant community hubs with maker-spaces, studios and creative centres.This...

Creative Communities, Makerspaces, and Libraries

Location:

2138
Australia

Venue:
The Connection
Creative Communities, Makerspaces and Libraries

Event Details

Libraries are no longer book temples with hushed halls. They are increasingly vibrant community hubs with maker-spaces, studios and creative centres.

This session is a must if you are involved in transforming your library service, planning a new library, or just want a glimpse of the libraries of the future. Join colleagues and experts from The State Library of New South Wales, The Edge (State Library of Queensland), local government from across NSW, indigenous engagement agencies, and the team from City of Canada Bay who have worked on The Learning Space at The Connection in Rhodes to discover innovative ways of bringing more digital technology into your community engagement strategy and encouraging creativity to flourish in library settings.

Leaders in library and community engagement in local government are invited to explore new models for engaging with and supporting our creative communities. Come in teams and bring projects to work on. Through a series of hands-on sessions, our experienced facilitators will guide you through the key considerations for community development and creative engagement, including:

  • understanding your audiences
  • spaces, resources and staff
  • building communities of practice
  • creating impact: programs, styles of engagement, partnerships and collaboration
  • communicating your vision to Council, stakeholders, and the community.

Teams will leave with action plans built around a solutions-focused approach with community at heart.

Places are strictly limited.

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Access and Inclusion

  • Wheelchair accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.
  • Hearing loop - A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to 'T' (Telecoil) setting. Many venues have an induction hearing loop system. Check if your venue has this system.