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From portals to platforms: building new frameworks for user engagement | National Library of Australia

From portals to platforms: building new frameworks for user engagement | National Library of Australia | Libraries | Scoop.it
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From portals to platforms: building new frameworks for user engagementAuthor: Tim SherrattPublication date: Tuesday, 5 November, 2013

Presented at the LIANZA 2013 Conference, Hamilton, New Zealand, 21 October 2013.

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Laurinda Thomas - Presidential Address LIANZA '13

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Presidential Adress LIANZA13 Insights from Laurinda Thomas.

1. Conversation - Change the conversation, change our language . No longer should we debate weather we are "relevant" or talk about the need to "reinvent" ourselves. We should not doubt our relevance and to talk of reinventing ourselves implies what we do in not sufficient. We need to talk about libraries as an "essential" service  we are critical to New Zealand's health wealth and wellbeing.

2. Elation - We choose to work in libraries because they fill us with "elation" we need to remember that. What we do makes a difference in people's lives.

3. Inspiration - Change is scary but motivating every achievement comes out of disatisfaction. When things change it is a way forward. Conference ideas open a window of inspiration. New Zealand is at the edge of the world we are setting the bar. Lets raise the bar. Build on the shulders of giants.

Rediscover the joy of your profession open the window to the future. Change how you talk about what you do and tell everyone.

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