NSW Public Libraries conference Mudgee November 2014

NSW PL conference 2014

Me in the middle with Debbie Hicks from the UK’s Reading Agency (R) and Jan Richards Manager Central West Libraries  (L).

Thank you NSW PL conference committee for the opportunity to speak on ‘Books, Community and Wellbeing’

Conference highlight – meeting Debbie Hicks

NSW Public Libraries Conference 2014: Libraries & Community Wellbeing. Two full days of fabulous speakers and interesting presentations, including:

Debbie Hicks on Books on Prescription in the UK. Amazing work – over 7000 prescribing partners.

http://readingagency.org.uk/news/blog/announcing-the-reading-well-books-on-prescription-scheme.html

Bernard Salt on literacy and population

http://www.mudgeeguardian.com.au/story/2699875/local-libraries-must-adapt-to-serve-changing-communities-salt/?cs=1233

Jens Nordentoft with the four room model of public libraries in Denmark

http://centralbibliotek.dk/sites/default/files/a_new_model_of_the_public_library_-_final_artikel_dorte_skot-hansen.pdf

Social media and community engagement by Mylee Joseph

Michael Caulfield – Australians at War – documenting personal stories

http://www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2007/08/06/1997679.htm

Tony Coggins asking can money buy happiness?

http://www.crrmh.com.au/News/tony-coggins.html

and another highlight – the Mudgee red wine …