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LIANZA event An evening with Ilona Kish
Ilona took the stage to speak of her current projects as the Director of Public Libraries 2020. She spoke of her key areas of focus:
Building positive perceptions and increasing the visibility libraries for policy makers. Sadly many policy makers haven’t set foot in a library for 10-20 years.
Help librarians connect internationally – to build on the sensibility that it’s really important to talk to people outside of your back yard, leverage your resources, find and connect with others. Keep a sense of what’s going on in your bigger picture.
Some of the challenges Ilona’s considering are:
What will happen to Public Libraries 2020 after Gates Foundation funding ends, they’re spending $150 million over 5 years there is only one of those 5 years remaining.
Hope to capture all the learnings of the last 4 years and make sure they’re picked up by the next generation.
More interesting recent posts:
- Kōtuku Emerging Leader Programme – a guest post from Sarah McCallum
- Introducing Dr Kumar Chidambaranathan, the new Library Manager – Library and Information Services at Ara Institute of Canterbury