Indonesian Library Association Congress, Surabaya, 10 October 2018

Setting the transformation of libraries in the context of the global vision for libraries and how it relates to the UN 2030 Agenda

Life after LIFE : New horizons for the municipal libraries in Turkey, Antalya Turkey 2 October 2018

A presentation on IFLA's Global Vision project setting the work in Turkey in a global context

Mechanics' Institutes of Victoria Inc. Wesson lecture, Prahran, 22 September 2018

A personal journey through Victorian public libraries over the past 40 years

Much ado about books seminar, Geelong, 12 September 2018

Overview of IFLA's Global Vision project and the International Advocacy Program for PLVN's Collections SIG and Reader Development SIG seminar.

Kuala Lumpur, 29 August 2018

1. Let's work together: collaborating and partnering to achieve IFLA's vision : Christine Mackenzie

2. Developing and connecting young library professionals, the INELI-Oceania story : Allison Dobbie, Auckland New Zealand

3. Advocacy improves perceptions to achieve our goals, AfLIA and the African Minsters responsible for libraries : Buhle Mbambo-Thata

4. Taking advantage of digital innovations in National Digital Library of India : Partha Pratim Das

5. Supporting collaborative reading and literacy programs in Peru : Ana Maria Talavera

GLAM18, Lake Macquarie, 2 July 2018

A global, regional and local view of the important role of local history for communities, highlighting challenges and suggesting ideas for overcoming them. 

Presentation at CONSAL XVII, Myanmar, May 2018

This keynote at CONSAL (Congress of Southeast Asian Librarians) describes the IFLA Global Vision project and emphasises the need for collaboration and partnerships. 

Presentation at IPLM Conference, New Delhi, September 2017

In this presentation to the Indian Public Library Movement Conference I spoke about how libraries are helping achieve the SDGs and the role of IFLA into the future. 

Libraries on the agenda: Sharing best practice examples from Asia-Oceania

Presentation at IFLA WLIC Wroclaw August 2017

I was very pleased to be able to talk about how libraries in the Asia-Oceania region are contributing to the UN 2030 Agenda at the Division V session at WLIC. 

I really enjoyed preparing this presentation as I found some wonderful examples of how libraries and individuals are changing people’s lives and making the world more sustainable.

The presentation is here.

A tour of Canadian public libraries 2016

I delivered this presentation to the Wyndham City Council Library staff at their annual Staff Day in April 2017. It highlights the wonderful libraries we visited in Canada in August / September 2016 and "libraryness" is explored through the four themes of partnerships, content, 3rd place and creative spaces. 

Presentation at State Library of Queensland, March 2017

Understanding how libraries are evolving and what trends are going to impact helps us to proactively manage our libraries and better plan services and programs. This presentation discusses societal and industry trends that are likely to affect the library field and our communities.

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