Transition tales

We’ve all been there – mergers, amalgamations, restructures.

Funding cuts, funding restored.

Joint ventures and partnerships that suddenly go sour. READ MORE

Why sisu?

Finnish and Estonian are related languages. The word sisu is shared between them. For Finns, sisu is almost a defining feature or aspiration of their national identity. Sisu evokes spirit, resilience, fortitude, commitment, persistence.READ MORE

The Alchemy of Learning

We called her our guru. Her small and lyrical book, Beyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes (TED 2015), formed the intellectual backbone to our six month, project-based library leadership program in Queensland last year.

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Learning for Life

There are few municipalities in Australia as culturally and linguistically intense as the City of Canterbury.  READ MORE

The New Nirvana

The economic and social benefits of public libraries have been well researched, but the multiple ways in which they support cultural life and production deserves more attention. READ MORE

Siri Calling

Last year, a few days before Christmas, the Strategic Services Group in the Department of Manufacturing, Innovation, Trade and Energy SA was due to hold a strategic planning workshop. READ MORE