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Conference 2013


QPLA 2013 Conference - Just around the corner

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Gold Coast Libraries, City of Gold Coast did an absolutely marvelous job of hosting the Queensland Public Libraries Association 2013 Conference.

Just around the corner was this year's theme and the conference focused on the challenges and opportunities that lie, just around the corner, for public libraries relating to our staff, our governing bodies and our communities.

Conference program and details available on the QPLA 2013 Conference website.

The conference began with the QPLA Strategic Planning meeting and the AGM for members on Sunday 10 November at Broadbeach Branch Library, with the main conference program running throughout Monday 11 - Tuesday 12 November at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. The opportunities for networking and learning finished off with a Regional Breakfast for members at Broadbeach Branch Library and a bus tour of some of the more interesting and newly constructed libraries on the Gold Coast on Wednesday 13 November.

Many thanks to the speakers, trade exhibitors and staff from Gold Coast City Council for all their time and effort. It was a wonderful event!

Conference keynote speaker bio details are still available and below are some links to a few presentations that were given throughout the conference:


Partnering, collaborating or just good friends - what a real partnership should look like and how and when to partner


Creating thriving learning ecosystems : Libraries in partnership