Professional development and events
Public Library Services staff coordinate a Professional Development program for New South Wales public library staff.
The program includes management and leadership courses; readers' advisory training; seminars on marketing, building, reference and services for Higher School Certificate students; and the Making Connections program.
Public Library Learning and Development Framework
The Public Libraries Consultative Committee endorsed a Public Library Learning and Development Framework (PDF 474Kb) at their meeting of 17 March 2014. The Learning and Development Framework identifies three outcome areas for the NSW Public Library network:
Skills and knowledge development across a broad range topics related to the library and information sector
Sharing of information and experiences
Inspiration and ideas generation
The Framework identifies three mechanisms to achieve the above learning and development outcomes: learning and development programs, learning communities and networks and policies and guidelines.
For more information contact Mylee Joseph.
Upcoming events at the State Library
75th Anniversary of the Library Act
This year is the 75th anniversary of the Library Act 1939 and the State Library of New South Wales is coordinating a range of activities and events. We are inviting public libraries across the state to celebrate with us.
- Events and activities for the Anniversary of the Library Act
- Library History Forum, 18 to 19 November 2014
Taking the Lead 2014
Taking the Lead 2014 is currently underway and applications have closed.
Our Events calendar provides details of upcoming events, including Making Connections, workshops and seminars.
Presentations from past events
Events run by Public Library Services at the State Library are filmed or captured on slideshare when possible.