The Future Library Congress explores how all libraries are evolving from all types of school libraries, public libraries, university libraries, government and corporate libraries. The Future Library Congress will explore how the job of the Librarian is becoming more of an 'information facilitator' and creator.



  • Librarians, Library managers

  • School and Teacher Librarians

  • Heads of eLearning, Information Services Managers & Digital Curriculum Coordinators

  • Records Managers and Archivists

  • Library stakeholders

From School Libraries, Public libraries, Academic libraries, Special libraries and Corporate and Government libraries



  • Network and meet hundreds of other like-minded librarians
  • Understand what is required for library leaders in an uncertain future
  • Know more about digital collections
  • Identify opportunities for leading edge library technology
  • See how to improve library design and layout
  • Understand drivers of change impacting the libraries



  • The future of libraries, disruption and the changing role of the Librarian

  • Digitisation of collections, Digital Scholarship, Trove, Open Catalogues and Guided Inquiry Design

  • New models for Community Engagement in Public Libraries and Global Connected Classrooms

  • Emerging Technology in Libraries- Internet of Things and Libraries, AV

  • Makers' Movement and new ways of learning

  • Library Management Systems case study

  • Innovative Library Design and Layout



  • British Library presentation from Digital Curator - Dr Mia Ridge
  • Matt Richards a pioneer of the maker education movement will be presenting on the world leading Te Papa initiatives and from the schools hear from Bialik College
  • Big picture presentations on the future of libraries and disruption



At Future Library Congress:

  • EduTECH expo it’s where you see cutting-edge library technology first

  • We've shortened our sessions to a concise 20 - minute so we now have 20 plus speakers over the 2 days Future Library Congress

  • And EduTECH has moved back to Sydney at the new International Convention Centre



  • Kim Tairi, University Librarian, Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
  • Sandra Amoore, ASLA President, Australian School Library Association
  • Jenny Kemp, Leader of Learning (Information & Research Services), St Andrew's Cathedral School
  • Cathie Oats, Director, Trove, National Library of Australia
  • Andrew Stark, Head of Libraries, The Southport School
  • Chelsea Wright, Teacher Librarian and Augmented Reality expert, Salesian College - Rupertswood
  • Mal Booth, University Librarian, University of Technology Sydney
  • Alinda Sheerman, Head of Information Services/ Teacher Librarian, Broughton Anglican College
  • Vicki McDonald, State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer, State Library of Queensland
  • Lyn Hay, Head of Professional Learning, Syba Academy; Director, Leading Learning Institute