The links on this page, and on the e-mail resources page can help you keep informed about what other libraries are doing, and allow you to share your skills and expertise.The State Library of New South Wales email-based forums exist to facilitate information exchange, to foster collaboration and to support professional communication and development within the New South Wales public library network.
You can also participate by reading our Public Library Services blog and posting comments. Keep up to date by subscribing to RSS feeds and receive the latest posts from this blog.
The wikis, blogs and forums are developed and maintained by relevant state wide groups.
Collaborative tools, wikis, blogs and forums
Some of the state wide public library working groups are using collaborative tools to communicate and share information. These are listed below.
Document Delivery Sub-Committee New South Wales Public Libraries - Metropolitan Inter-Library Loans for NSW Public Libraries wiki
Literacy working group wiki
NSW Reference & Information Services Group (RISG) Readers Advisory Working Group wiki and blog. The blog for the twitter reading group is here, and you can find out about how your library can promote the twitter reading group to your community. Ref-ex reference-training program for public library staff is based on the highly successful Ohio Reference Excellence site.
The New South Wales Public Library Evaluation Group (PLEG) provides a forum for public libraries to facilitate, share and promote evaluation methodoligies and statistical data collection.
Public Libraries NSW Marketing Group wiki.
Previous seminars will be available on slideshare.
Public Library Services staff have added images of public libraries to Flickr to provide ideas and inspiration for New South Wales public library staff who are planning changes to their libraries. These images will help with plans for renovations and rebuilding.
We have set up two groups to enable public libraries to share images of their libraries with us and with each other. One group is for New South Wales public libraries to add their images to, and the other is for public libraries from the rest of Australia and the world.