Ah. Matt Finch’s keynote. He gave us Chris. Or should I say “Chrises”.
We danced to this … and danced a library.
… For Alex and for the power of remembrance.
We visited a mobile library, and I borrowed one of my favourite books: When the wind blows by Raymond Briggs. (read this, and watch the Brit tv series Threads – the two perfect artefacts of 80s nuclear fear)
We met Bowie and Jobriath and Ann Magnuson.
Your collection is a springboard to creativity.
We designed a new exciting event and programming for our libraries.
We sung Oma rapeti.
And we met librarians from Australia and New Zealand doing awesome stuff. Lesley Ahwang Acres, Field Officer with Indigenous Library Services at the State Library of Queensland (here she is at her session).
Rachael and Hamish talked about the important and life-changing work Auckland Libraries is doing with the streeties community. (read A home for the homeless: Rachael Rivera and the Auckland Library Streeties).
And we finished with a lineup of these awesome GLAMR peoples.
Kia ora. Bravo. Inspirational. Thanks.