MetLib Conference 2014

MetLib 14 – thank you

Kia ora koutou
Allison and the team thank all participants in MetLib 2014, and all those organisations which allowed staff to attend. We are grateful to Auckland Libraries staff too. It was a great honour for us to host so many inspiring colleagues from around the world. The journey continues to Zurich in 2015.

Links to 2014 presentations and photos will be from this post, and will be added over the week from 19-25 May. A short evaluation survey is also coming to you by email.

The photos taken by Tomas have been added to Dropbox and a link sent to registered participants.

Please note that Robert Sullivan’s opening keynote has been emailed to all participants.

South Auckland Poets Collective YouTube channel:

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Jaana Tyrni – Breaking the invisible boundaries

Judith Hare – Changing Direction

Zagreb City Libraries provided an update:

Allison Dobbie – Auckland Libraries

Sam Johnson – Student Volunteer Army

Carolyn Robertson – From disaster to recovery

Marian Morgan-Bindon – Riding the rollercoaster

Jason LeDuc_Greg Morgan – Evaluating Library Success

Louise Guillemette-Labory – Montreal Libraries

Allison Dobbie_Panel – Technology, innovation, library of the future

Barbara Lison – Where do Germans go on Sundays

Siobhan Reardon and James Keller – Libraries in the 21st century

Ton van Vlimmeren – Libraries and change


Intrepid Journeys – libraries are at the edge of discovery.

Ka kite anō – see you again.
Your Auckland hosts.


MetLib 2014 on Twitter

Follow us on Twitter: @MetLib14
And the official hashtag is: #metlib14

Intrepid Journeys – libraries at the edge of discovery.

Experience Auckland’s Sky Tower

Views … adventure … revolve and dine in style. At this time of the year the Sky Tower is open daily 9 am – 10 pm. This iconic structure defines central Auckland. Make sure you visit it.

Central city library – refurbished children’s area

Auckland’s central city library has a striking new area for children – wait until you hear the story behind it and see how well the area is used.

Photo courtesy of Lin Kaiser

Photo courtesy of Lin Kaiser

Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour

Image of the Viaduct Harbour from

Image of the Viaduct Harbour from

Thanks once again to all our sponsors

Thank you once again to all our wonderful sponsors for supporting the MetLib 2014 conference. Sponsor support and the willingness of delegates to make presentations have made the programme possible.


Auckland – Central Library makerspace

The space is physically modest. The game ‘jam’ has been hugely successful, as you can see from the Pinterest posts.