27-28 MAY, MUSEUM OF NEW ZEALAND TE PAPA TONGAREWA WELLINGTON
HERE ARE FOUR GOOD REASONS TO ATTEND:
1. We are entering a new, unexplored decade. 2020 might feel suspiciously like the last one but don't be fooled. There are significant shifts happening in the operating landscape of the public library sector. This year’s forum promises to expose you to bold ideas, challenging perspectives and answer some of today’s questions about tomorrow’s libraries.
2. The forum is not a conference. The speakers are friendly experts from within and outside the library sector in areas such as Organisational Leadership, Freedom of Speech, Visitor Experience, Digital Fusion, and Transformative Management. The mornings are dedicated to quick-fire presentations then you select your discussion focus for the rest of the day.
3. The programme offers a new format and retains old favourites: Library Tours – the new Johnsonville hub and urban pop-ups, the stand-up regional reports – find out what other libraries are doing around the country, and the Mayor’s Breakfast (only in this case it is entitled the Future Mayors’ Breakfast) introducing some of the youngest councillors to enter local government. What is their vision of the future? And updates and insights into PLNZ’s strategic direction and programmes.
4. From developing your unique leadership style, managing your people, your Council, and your community, to strengthening your resolve to face the future, there is something for everyone, regardless where you are in your career. The 200 National Forum is a calendar highlight for all public library executives, senior managers, team leaders and emerging heads of service.
Full programme available: early March.
Early Bird registration opens: mid- February.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Hilary Beaton, PLNZ