Program Outline


Provoking the future: school libraries, pedagogy and technology.

In 2015 the Australian School Library Association’s conference will be held at at The Playhouse, Women’s College, University of Queensland on Tuesday 29 September and Wednesday 30 September 2015 with an optional day for school library and book shop tours on Thursday 1 October.

Social media: @aslanational #aslaconf15

Program details as at 24 May 2015

Tuesday 29 September 2015

8:00 - 8:30
Registration open
8:30 - 9:00
Welcome: Isobel Williams President ASLA Futures
9:00 - 10:30
Keynote 1.1: Karen Bonanno, Managing Director Eduwebinar and June Wall, June Wall Consultancy: Capacity building the profession for the future
Sponsored by Softlink Australia
The pre-reading for this keynote has arrived. The presenters have indicated that this will be an interactive session and the elements of the flipped classroom will be used. June and Karen will be assuming that conference attendees have pre-read/viewed the following because they will be building on this information in the keynote. The three readings are available at:
Learning and literacy for the future by Wall and Bonanno
Future work skills 2020
Digital disruption
Please refer to this session's abstract for background information.
10:30 - 11:00 Morning Tea and the Trade Fair
11:00 - 12:00 Keynote 1.2: Dr Anne Gillespie QUT - Post doctoral fellow at Queensland University of Technology Finding evidence in evidence based practice
12:05 - 1:05 Keynote 1.3: Dr Jason Zagami Lecturer Griffith University: Trends, challenges and developments in technologies that will influence the future of libraries
Sponsored by LearningField Copyright Australia
1:00 - 2:15 Lunch and the Trade Fair
2:15 - 3:00 Keynote 1.4: Leonie McIlvenny Head of iCentre Iona Presentation College W.A.: The future of digital badges: glorified stickers or powerful tools to credential learning
3:05 - 3:20 ASLA Information Session: Isobel Williams, ASLA President
3:20 - 3:50 Afternoon Tea and the Trade Fair
3:50 - 4:50 Keynote 1.5: Susan Gan Educational Consultant Softlink & Nathan Godfrey Managing Director Softlink: The Softlink Australian school library survey: trends and future directions
4.50 - 5.00 ASLA General Meeting
6:00 - Informal dinners

Wednesday 30 September 2015  
Sponsored by Wheelers Books    

8:00 - 8:30
Registration open
8:30 - 9:30 Keynote 2.1 Dr Helen Partridge University of Southern Queensland: There is nothing so practical as a good theory: understanding the theory-practice divide in the library and information science profession.
9:35 - 10:35 Keynote 2.2: Sue Hutley Queensland University of Technology: Library management futures (or… Why would I work for you?)
10:35 - 11:05 Morning Tea and the Trade Fair
11:10 - 12:30 Panel 2.3: Publishing futures Q and A with ASLA XXIV sponsors - submit your questions in advance by email if you wish.
12:35 - 1:15 Keynote 2.4: Children's and YA literature futures: A conversation between Kristina Schulz (University of Queensland Press) and Suzy Wilson (Proprietor Riverbend Books)
1:15 - 1:45 Lunch and the Trade Fair
1:50 - 3:05 Keynote 2.5: Adjunct Professor Erica McWilliam Queensland University of Technology The future is not what it used to be
3:05 - 3:35 Afternoon Tea and the Trade Fair
3:40 - 5:00 Keynote 2.6: Helen Morgan Manager - Scholarly Publications, Scholarly Communication and Digitisation Services, The University of Queensland Library and Elizabeth Alvey - Digitisation, Scholarly Communication and Digitisation Services, The University of Queensland Library, The future is here - open science, open data and digital humanities.
6:00 - Informal dinners

Thursday 1 October 2015

10am - 4:00 pm

Southbank Arts tour (walking tour flat): meet at Queensland Museum for tours of museum and State Library.

10am - 4:00 pm

School Library and Bookshop tour Bulimba area (ferry, walking tour uphill): meet at Bulimba State School for school tour and Riverbend Books for book talk.

10am - 4:00 pm

Tertiary libraries’ tours (ferry, walking tour flat gentle hills): University of Queensland and Queensland University of Technology libraries.

Last updated: 9/25/2015 11:50:59 AM