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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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Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming | Libraries | Scoop.it

A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens (The case for libraries: freedom to read, freedom of ideas, freedom of communication.


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Neil Gaiman library champion makes the case for libraries and the role of reading in stimulating the imagination.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, October 16, 2013 6:44 AM

Dear Neil,

Thank you for being there for us librarians & literacy lovers. You get it. You preach it. You Live it. You Rock.

Cheers!,

Gwyneth Jones

The Daring Librarian.

Melissa Cooper's curator insight, October 17, 2013 4:44 AM

Great for advocating for libraries and librarians.