Community Lead, Creative Enterprise Portfolio, State Library Victoria

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This free to attend, online seminar includes a Scenario Planning Workshop, keynote speakers from around the world, panel discussion and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in Q&A and find out how changes to library layouts or service delivery can bring benefits to the community.


9:15am - 12:45pm AEDT Friday, 10 December

Opening & Plenary

9:15am - 9:30am 

Opening Master of Ceremonies, Felicity Macchion, Manager, Yarra Libraries 

Welcome Leanne Williams, Chief Executive Officer, Myli – My Community Library Ltd and President of Public Libraries Victoria 

Keynote Workshop

Keynote Speaker


Keynote Speaker

Shared Leadership Program

9:30am - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:20am 

Preparing for the futures that you didn't see coming: scenario planning and the public library

Plenary Keynote Matt Finch, Mechanical Dolphin

Designing libraries for a post-Covid world

Margaret Sullivan, Principal, Margaret Sullivan Studio

11:20am - 11:35am 


11:35am – 12:10pm

12:10pm – 12:40pm

Responsive service delivery models now and in the future

Rhonda Rathjen, Manager, Libraries & Community Learning, Wyndham City 

Elizabeth Arkles, Children’s, Youth, Adult and Outreach programs, Wyndham City

Shared Leadership Program action learning project team

Alternative Service Delivery in Public Libraries: A Case-study Approach to Establishing Best Practice

Dr Anna Welch, Senior Librarian, History of the Book & Arts, State Library Victoria

Vanessa Gigliotti, Library Program and Outreach Support Officer, Greater Dandenong Libraries

Seminar Closing 

12:40pm – 12:45pm

Closing​ Debra Rosenfeldt, Head of Library Sector Engagement, State Library Victoria He

This seminar is proudly brought to you by:

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State Library Victoria and Public Libraries Victoria  acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we operate and pay respects to their ancestors, elders and families - past present and emerging.