Visit to National Library of the Republic of Indonesia

On 11 November 2022, I had the opportunity to visit the National Library of the Republic of Indonesia in Jakarta.  I was met by Mr Syarif Bando, Director of the National Library, and his senior management team. The visit included a tour of the building – including reading rooms, rare books room, and collections areas. Continue reading “Visit to National Library of the Republic of Indonesia”

Responding to your questions

Candidates for IFLA President-elect 2021-23 were invited to respond to questions from members. My responses appear below. Question 1 – What is your motivation to stand for the role of IFLA President-elect? I have been privileged to enjoy a lifelong career in a profession that is generous and collaborative.  But more importantly, it is ourContinue reading “Responding to your questions”

What is your level of media literacy?

If you are like me you probably spend a lot of your time consuming and creating digital content. Almost every hour (seven days a week!) I check Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to see what is relevant to my organisation—what it being posted, liked or retweeted. I am also constantly looking at newsfeeds from a rangeContinue reading “What is your level of media literacy?”

Next Library—a truly global innovation!

One of the terrific benefits of being part of the IFLA community has been the connections I have made. Several years ago I reached out to Aarhus Public Libraries in Denmark about Next Library and indicated I was really keen for the State Library of Queensland to be involved. Next Library has an international reputation forContinue reading “Next Library—a truly global innovation!”