Archive of past webcasts - Libraries

Amy Van Allen - Inclusive Museums and Outreach Programs

Amy Van Allen, Outreach Manager in Community and Constituent Services at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), gives an insight into the programs, policies and philosophy that drives the NMAI as one of the world’s most innovative and inclusive museums. The NMAI continues to challenge traditional museum ideologies by being a Native place, both physically and spiritually, with an emphasis on community curators in exhibitions and the use of traditional care methods for collections as advised by tribal representatives.

The second podcast in an ongoing professional development series delivered through Public and Indigenous Library Services, State Library of Queensland.

Amy Van Allen Speaker: Amy Van Allen, introduction by Mary Teague
 Duration: 1 hr 12:58 minutes
 Date:  22 July 2009
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 Download audio: mp3 [68.4MB]

Conservation - Book wrapping

Grant Collins, Executive Manager, Collection Preservation and a member of the State Library's Conservation unit, Lesley Berg, demonstrate and explain the process of 'book wrapping' and how this will help you in preserving your own precious material. 

QANTAS Log book Speaker: Grant Collins and Conservation staff member
 Duration:  6:40 minutes
 Date: November 2009
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Conservation - Encapsulation

Grant Collins, Executive Manager, Collection Preservation and a member of the State Library's Conservation unit, Lesley Berg, demonstrate and explain the process of 'Encapsulation' and how this is used to preserve documents. Follow the steps shown to care for your own important personal documents.

Labour Manifesto pageSpeaker: Grant Collins and Conservation staff member
Duration:  6:33 minutes
Date: November 2009
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David Malouf

Queensland author David Malouf in conversation with Ashley Hay.  This talk was part of the John Oxley Library 75th Anniversary celebration on Sunday 5 April 2009.  David, who also celebrates his 75th year in 2009 discusses his use of libraries and archives, including the John Oxley Library, for his writing.  He also speaks of his new novel 'Ransom'.

Author, David Malouf Speaker: David Malouf and Ashley Hay
Duration: 1 hr 08:02 minutes
Date:  5 April 2009
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Digital strategies for libraries in the 21st century

Join New Zealand based commentator and thinker, Paul Reynolds as he discusses information access, cultural and technological change in the 21st century, and the challenges for libraries and library professionals.

Paul ReynoldsSpeaker:  Paul Reynolds
Duration:  1:38:30 minutes
Date:  25 October 2007
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Dr. Karen Fisher

Dr. Karen E. Fisher is an associate professor at the University of Washington Information School and chair of its Masters of Library and Information Science program.  Join Dr. Fisher as she shares her current research which strives to equip libraries to answer the question, "How are we making a difference in people’s lives—to users, families, neighborhoods, and communities—especially in ways that speak to policy-makers?"

Karen Fisher

Speaker:  Karen Fisher
Duration:  Part 1 - 52:53
Date:  21 May 2008
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Speaker:  Karen Fisher
Duration:  Part 2  - 42:41
Date:  13 March 2008
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The hyper-linked library

In this two part webcast Michael Stephens, Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University, Illinois explores new technology and Web 2.0 trends and provides a roadmap toward becoming the hyperlinked library.

Michael Stephens

Speaker:  Michael Stephens
Duration:  Part 1 - 1:06:59
Date:  13 March 2008
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Speaker:  Michael Stephens
Duration:  Part 2  - 1:15:54
Date:  13 March 2008
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Let's Get Naughty with Banned Books

Listen to David Iliffe's interview with State Library Senior Librarian, Joan Bruce on Capricornia: Drive

"You don't often hear of books being banned from publication these days, but it might happen more often than you think.

We went back in time this afternoon with Joan Bruce from the State Library of Queensland.  She's spent some time flicking through books that were on the censors list in the past, which even includes a piece of Queensland Hansard..."

Webcasts from the State Library of Queensland Speaker: Joan Bruce with David Iliffe on Capricornia: Drive
 Duration: 4:38 minutes
 Date:  09 Sept. 2009

Library services to Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders

In this webcast, Indigenous Knowledge Centre co-ordinators and State Library staff describe the services offered by State Library and local councils and community members talk about their experiences in using these services, including their local Indigenous Knowledge Centre. The webcast is filmed on location in Indigenous Knowledge Centres, public libraries and at the State Library.

Library services to Aboriginal people and Torres Strait IslandersSpeaker: various
Duration:  7:32 minutes
Date: June 2009
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Nancy Pearl, America's rock star librarian

It sounds like a contradiction but Nancy Pearl  is a celebrity librarian. In fact, she’s such a big celebrity in the US that the Nancy Pearl Librarian action figure, complete with ‘amazing push-button shushing action’ outsells many other dolls on toy store shelves. She's also the author of the best-selling Book Lust and More Book Lust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood Moment and Reason.

Nancy Pearl provided two entertaining and moving talks at the State Library of Queensland.

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Watch some of the highlights of her seminar.

Origin of the Nancy Pearl action figure
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Role of a book club leader
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Role of a book club leader cont
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The four doorways - story, character, setting and language
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Date:  15 December 2006

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