September’s #auslibchat focused on records and archives. Catch up on the chat via Wakelet.
Are you a library or information professional interested in knowing more about records and archives? Or do you work in archives and records and want to share your knowledge? Join us for September’s #auslibchat. Here are the questions:
Q1: What do archivists, librarians and records professionals have in common?
Q2: Does your institution digitise records and archives and if so, how do they choose what to digitise?
Q3: How can we ensure the definition of a record is inclusive of Indigenous knowledge?
Q4: Why is diversity important in records and archives and how can we support it?
Q5: Deadline 2025 suggests that magnetic based audiovisual materials will be lost if not digitised by 2025. Will this impact on your organisation?
Records and archives resources:
Australian Society of Archivists (ASA)
Records and Information Management Australia (RIMPA)
Deadline 2025: Collections at Risk
GLAM Peak Digital Access to Collections
Find & Connect “A resource for Forgotten Australians, Former Child Migrants and anyone interested in the history of child welfare in Australia.”
Australian Lesbian and Gay Archives
Image credit: ap_00790r 1955 via State Library of New South Wales
The topic for August’s #auslibchat is Public Libraries. Whether you work at them, regularly use them or love them from afar. Here’s the questions:
Q1. Are you a member of your local public library? Why/why not?
Q2. From toddler storytime to tech savvy seniors, how does your public library address the diverse needs of your community?
Q3. What does your public library need more or less of?
Q4. How does your public library communicate with local communities? Does your library engage in advocacy?
Q5. What are your recommendations for professional development and resources for public library staff?
Image credit: Mobile library 1950 via the State Library of New South Wales
July’s #auslibchat focused on school libraries, kicking off a series of chats which will focus on different kinds of libraries. The conversation included strategies school libraries use to engage with their communities, the challenges of defining the library service to the varied stakeholders and meet the evolving needs of school students, particularly cyber-safety. We also looked back at our own experiences with school libraries.
Missed the chat? Check out the Wakelet here.
The topic for July’s #auslibchat is School Special. Here are the questions:
Q1: How can school libraries promote themselves as being central to the school community?
Q2: What technologies has your library championed for the school?
Q3: Does cyber-safety feature at your school and what role does the library play?
Q4: What are some of the key challenges you see for school libraries in the coming years?
Q5: What is your favourite thing about school libraries?
Image credit: Chinese children in class with Australian school kids at Carlton State School 1949 via the State Library of Victoria.