Abstracts are now invited for papers in the following categories:
D for dreaming the future, altyerre
- library buildings
- flexible work practices
- career development
- futuristic library and information services
R for research
- research in and about libraries and information services
E for entrepreneurship
- library marketing
- fundraising, grants, partnerships, developing sustainable services
- advocating for issues that concern our profession and society
A for access
- Indigenous access and services
- multicultural services for all sectors
- information literacy
- information technology especially for remote areas
- future access - digitisation, preservation
- use of information and needs of future users
M for meeting places
- libraries as community hubs
- libraries as collaborative learning spaces
- the social role of libraries
- online meeting places (Library 2.0, etc.)
Abstracts with an Indigenous focus that deal with the Conference themes and the suggested topics above will be favourably received.
Mr Stephen Abram
Vice President Innovation, SirsiDynix, USA
Mr Stephen Abram, a leading international librarian and lighthouse thinker in the North American library community, leverages his extensive experience in library technology and trend forecasting, new product conceptualization, and market development to ensure that Sirsi products and services continue to be the most innovative in the library market and meet the needs of library directors, library staff members, and library users.
Abram's other roles include publisher for Thomson Carswell and director of Information Resources for the Hay Group. He is a frequent keynote speaker on issues that affect libraries, their communities, and librarians. In addition, Abram was named by Library Journal in 2002 as one of the key people who are influencing the future of libraries and librarianship. He is a past president of the Canadian Library Association and was president of the Ontario Library Association in 2002. He has also served on the international board of directors of the Special Libraries Association.
Dr Stephen Duckett
Dr Stephen Duckett, an economist, heads the Queensland Health Reform Team. He was Secretary of the Australian Health Department from 1994 - 1996 and has held leadership positions in the Victorian Health Department, at La Trobe University and as Chair of the Boards governing The Alfred and the Brotherhood of St Laurence.
Dr Anita Heiss
Dr Anita Heiss is a member of the Wiradjuri nation, and is an author, poet, satirist and social commentator. Anita’s published works include the adult novel Not Meeting Mr Right, the historical novel Who Am I? The Diary of Mary Talence, Sydney 1937, kids novel kids novel Yirra and her deadly dog, Demon, poetry collection I’m not racist, but… and non-fiction text Dhuuluu-Yala (To Talk Straight) – Publishing Aboriginal Literature. In 2004 she was listed on the Bulletin /Microsoft ‘Smart 100’. Anita is currently Chair of the Australian Society of Authors.
Ms Inga Lundén
City Librarian, Stockholm, Sweden
Inga Lundén, City Librarian and Director of Stockholm Public Library, has always been working with the combination of words and curiosity. As a journalist, as a project manager, Director of information at Gothenburg Public Library, Director or Culture and Sports in Gävle and since 2000 leading the public libraries of Stockholm.
Stockholm Public Library are working with the Net Library as well as the Library net and has released it's 2.0 web www.biblioteket.se
Inga Lundén is a member of the Stockholm University Board, the Board for National Co-operation at the National Library of Sweden as well as a member of PLIN, Public Libraries International Network.
Prof Dr Claudia Lux
Director General of the Foundation Central and Regional Library Berlin, Germany
Prof Dr Claudia Lux holds degrees in social sciences, librarianship and Chinese Studies. She is the director general of the Central and Regional Library in Berlin. She is president of IFLA and a member of multiple boards eg. The German National Library. She has diverse interests, including market and media research, library charges and digitization. She has published widely on the Chinese library system, managing library staff from different cultural backgrounds, outsourcing and virtual libraries.
Prof Martin Nakata
Prof N M Nakata (B.Ed.Hons.PhD) is Chair of Australian Indigenous Education & Director of Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning at the University of Technology, Sydney and Honorary Research Fellow Mitchell Library. His current research work focuses on higher education curriculum areas, the academic preparation of Indigenous students, and Indigenous knowledge and library services. He has presented eighteen plenary and keynote addresses at national as well as international conferences in ten countries, and published widely on Australian Indigenous matters in various academic journals and books in Australia and abroad. You can find a list of his publication at http://www.jumbunna.uts.edu.au/staff/martin.html His recent book, Disciplining the Savages-Savaging the Disciplines, was published by Aboriginal Studies Press.
Dr Loriene Roy
School of Information Science, USA
Dr Loriene Roy is Professor in the School of Information, the University of Texas at Austin. She is Anishinabe, enrolled on the White Earth Reservation, a member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe. She is the 2007-2008 President of the American Library Association.