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Hopping into Library 2.0 : Experiencing Lifelong Learning

Date : Feb 05, 2007
Start Time : 8 p.m. Eastern
Length : 01:00:00

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Please note that if you live in Australia, the date is February 6, 2007 at 12:30 p.m. DST

Yarra Plenty Regional Library in Melbourne Australia enthusiastically took up the fabulous PLCMC 23 Things program in October, and our staff has engaged with alacrity and creativity. We know that libraries have to change, and we are opening up possibilities for our staff and our users.

We will talk about why we decided to implement Learning 2.0, how our staff experienced it, and how this has equipped us to get bold in our thinking about social networking. We'll discuss the 4 themes for our Library worker 2.0 staff development program in 2007 - getting information, enabling learning, creating content and celebrating culture; and how we are encouraging an environment of lifelong learning within the organization.

Lynette Lewis ?Co-ordinator Online Services, Yarra Plenty Regional Library

Dip Lib, Cert IV Assessment & workplace training, AALIA Co-ordinator Online Services at YPRL.
I have been at YPRL for 15 years, previously worked at Penrith City Libraries and Keon Park Technical School. My journey at YPRL began as the Extended Information Librarian where my job included cutting newspapers up for the vertical file.
Technology has enabled me to be part of the introduction of the Internet, cataloguing of internet resources, introduction of online databases and web catalogue, and more recently the introduction of web 2.0 technologies at YPRL. I am also part of the National AskNow chat team answering reference questions in real time.

Christine Mackenzie ?Chief Executive Officer, Yarra Plenty Regional Library

BA, Grad Dip Lib, Grad Dip Mgt, AALIA
CEO at YPRL for 3 years, and the previous Manager of Library Services at Brisbane City Council. Best professional experience - being a member of the Bertelsmann Foundation's International Network of Public Libraries which has brought me into contact with the best public librarians in the world. Best professional fun - finding out about Library 2.0 and seeing how the library staff is totally enjoying it. Most eminent thing - being president of ALIA (Australian Library & Information Association.)

Denise McLarty ?Resource Discovery Officer, Yarra Plenty Regional Library

Associate Diploma in Library Studies
Train the Trainer and various Library related courses, seminars, workshops, conferences.
Certificate in Tour Guiding
YPRL long standing staff member, I started off typing catalogue cards, adapted to the new technologies of paper tape machines and worked for many years as a cataloguer.
In 1995 I saw the Internet on the horizon and I paddled out to it!.... We have been together ever since. (Information junkie finds her Nirvana!) The role of Resource Discovery Officer has enabled me to further explore, promote and implement the latest developments Online.
Staff/public mentor, trainer, motivator and Learning 2.0 coordinator
In my spare time! I work as a tourism volunteer sharing my passion for promoting Australia as a desirable destination. I have visited the USA 5 times for long periods and am proud to say I bought back the first rolling mouse to YPRL in 1997!