It's two weeks to go until the bi-annual Australasian library conference, VALA, in Melbourne. I'm looking forward to it. Melbourne is a great city, and VALA a great place to meet and mingle with a whole bunch of Australasian colleagues and contacts.
Library conferences can be strange affairs - a curious mixture of the future in action and the present in denial.
This video from TEDx Columbus by OCLC librarian Chrystie Hill is currently trending on the library Twitter-sphere. You can see why.
Instead of being talked at, she offers her audience a view of the library of the future from one of their own - it's not about the technology - or the institution - it's all about the people.
- He aha te mea nui o te ao?
He tangata! He tangata! He tangata!
- What is the most important thing in the world? It is people! It is people! It is people! source