Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker Announcement!

We are delighted to announce our first Symposium keynote speaker, Mylee Joseph.

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Mylee Joseph is a library industry specialist with a diverse background working in research and public libraries in New South Wales. In the Public Library Services team at the State Library of NSW, she provides advice on policy, strategy and operational matters to the NSW public library network.  Her interests include library services for young people and seniors; repositioning libraries to meet the changing needs of their communities; building digital engagement skills in library teams using social media tools and integrating mobile technology into delivering library services.  From 2012-2014 she led the Innovation Project for the State Library of NSW, trialling social media tools for service delivery and digital engagement with the community. In collaboration with Jan Holmquist, a Danish librarian, Mylee created the original English language edition of 23 Mobile Things exploring the potential of mobile technologies for delivering library services.

Second Keynote Speaker Announced

We are please to announce our second Symposium keynote speaker, Damian Lodge.

Damian-LodgeDamian Lodge is the president of the Australian Library and Information Association.  He is also a Lecturer in Library and Information Management at Charles Sturt University and teaches in the specialist areas of management, technology and research methods.  Damian has been elected twice to the ALIA Board as a Director and he was previously the Director for the Centre for Information Studies.  Before coming to lecturing at CSU Damian was the Manager, Client & Information Services at Wagga Campus Library of Charles Sturt University. Damian has worked in libraries in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania. He started his library careeras a library technician at the Launceston Public Library and completed the Library Technician Qualification in the early 90’s. Damian regularly presents and publishes papers locally and internationally at both library and non library events on research related to library management and technology.

Final Keynote Speaker

We are excited to announce our guest Symposium keynote speaker, Shane Gould.


An advocate of lifelong learning, Shane completed a Masters of Environmental Management at University of Tasmania in 2010. Her thesis was on the Social uses of Public outdoor swimming pools. Not content with that, she completed a photomedia Masters of Contemporary Art (June 2012) at the UTAS Academy of Arts Launceston. Shane Gould MBE, takes her place in Australia’s sporting heritage as one of the worlds greatest female swimmers. She swam at the Munich 1972 Olympics, and is still the only woman ever to win 5 individual medals. Shane is on the board of directors of the Devil Island Project (part of Save the Devil program) and Against Malaria Foundation. She is ambassador for Bluearth, promoting physical activity for children.


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